ARTICLE IResidency Restrictions (§ 365-1 — § 365-4)
§ 365-1Legislative intent.
§ 365-3Residency restrictions.
§ 365-4Penalties for offenses.
The adoption of Megan's Law has increased public awareness of sexual offenders by requiring them to become registered with authorities and making such information available to the public. The Board of Trustees for the Village of Sloan hereby enacts this article to prevent sex offenders from residing or living near areas where children regularly meet and congregate. The Board of Trustees for the Village of Sloan believes this legislation is necessary to further protect the best interests of all children and to protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Village of Sloan.
General. Unless specifically defined below, words or phrases used in this article shall be interpreted so as to give them the meanings they have in common usage and to give this article its most reasonable application.
Specific terms. As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- DANCE HALL
- Any place (whether inside or outside a building) where a public dance, concert or related activity is permitted or conducted as part of the business of such place.
- PUBLIC DANCE
- Any dance, concert or related activity to which persons under the age of 18 years are admitted for which an attendance charge or donation is imposed as a condition of attendance.
- TEEN/COMMUNITY CENTER
- Any building/structure where persons under the age of 18 years are invited and congregate for the purposes of education, athletics and/or entertainment.
No person over the age of 18 years who has been convicted of a sexual offense upon a child of the age of 16 years or under, as defined by the New York State Penal Law, which would require that individual to register as a sex offender under the state and/or federal laws, shall be permitted to reside or live within 1,500 feet of the real property of any school; park; playground; day-care center; teen/community center; dance hall or skating rink in the Village of Sloan unless such residence has been assigned by a supervised release program which provides close supervision of the sex offender's daily activity, or the residency of such offender was established prior to the enactment of this article; provided, however that, after three years after the enactment of this article, all authority for those who were assigned a residence by a supervised release program or who established residence prior to the enactment of this article shall cease, and all covered sex offenders shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this article.
Failure to comply with any of the provisions of this article shall be considered a violation punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,500 or imprisonment not to exceed 15 days, or both.