[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Springville as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Peace and good order — See Ch. 125.
[Adopted 9-12-2011 by L.L. No. 4-2012]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A licensed or accredited public, charter, private or religious school that offers instruction to students in a preschool through any grade up to and including 12.
- SEX OFFENDER
- The same meaning as the term is defined in § 168-a, Subdivision 1, of the Correction Law of the State of New York or as it might be later amended and defined.
- SEX OFFENSES
- The same meaning as the term is defined in § 168-a, Subdivision 2, of the Correction Law of the State of New York or as it might be later amended and defined.
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. New York State has not adopted uniform, statewide standards regulating the residency of registered sex offenders in proximity to public places frequented by persons most vulnerable as possible targets of sex offenders, thus leaving it to local governments to adopt such regulations. The Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Springville believes this legislation is necessary to further protect the best interests of all children, and to protect the health, safety and welfare of residents in the Village of Springville.
No person over the age of 18 years who has been convicted of a violation of sexual offenses upon a child aged 16 years or under, as defined by New York State Penal law, which would require that the individual register as a sex offender under the state and/or federal laws, shall be permitted to reside within 1,500 feet, as measured at the shortest distance from property line to property line, of any real property of any school, park, playground, recreation center, community center, youth-oriented complex, or day-care facility within the Village of Springville, unless such residence has been assigned by a supervised release program which provides for close supervision of the sex offender's daily activity or residency or the residency of the sex offender was established prior to the enactment of this article.
Failure to comply with this article shall be considered punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,500 or imprisonment not to exceed 15 days, or both.