[HISTORY: Adopted by Dutchess County 10-15-2007 by L.L. No. 2-2007. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Sex Offender Registration Act — See Correction Law Art. 6-C, § 168 et seq.
The purpose of this chapter is to provide local law enforcement with additional information about Level 3 sex offenders. This is critical to preventing sexual victimization and resolving incidents involving sexual abuse and exploitation promptly. The Sex Offender Verification Form will equip local law enforcement with the necessary tools to alert the public when necessary for the continued safety and protection of the community and will provide a means to penalize those Level 3 sex offenders who intentionally mislead a public servant by providing false statements in the Sex Offender Verification Form.
This chapter is hereby adopted as set forth herein and shall be entitled the "Sex Offender Verification Law."
This chapter shall apply to Level 3 sex offenders as classified in accordance with New York Correction Law Article 6-C, the Sex Offender Registration Act.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- SEX OFFENDER
- A Level 3 sex offender who is required to personally verify his or her address with the local law enforcement agency every 90 days pursuant to § 168-f of the New York State Correction Law.
In conjunction with the required ninety-day personal verification, a sex offender shall complete a "Sex Offender Verification Form." The sex offender shall provide current information, including residential address, work address, telephone numbers (home, work, mobile), mode of transportation, vehicles regularly driven, manner of internet access, internet service provider, e-mail addresses and screen names.
The form shall be submitted under oath, with the sex offender verifying that the statements made therein are true. The form shall be filed and recorded with the local police agency with whom the sex offender completes his or her regular ninety-day verification.
Failure or refusal to file. A sex offender who fails or refuses to file the Sex Offender Verification Form, including changes to the form, with the appropriate law enforcement agencies in Dutchess County within the time periods provided for herein shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
False statements made in sex offender verification form. Any false statements made in the Sex Offender Verification Form signed by the sex offender shall be punishable pursuant to the Correction Law and the New York State Penal Law.