IN SENATE
                                   September 19, 2018
        Introduced  by  Sen.  LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
        AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law,  in  relation  to  placement  of
          registered  sex  offenders by the office for people with developmental
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section
     2  13.38-a to read as follows:
     3  § 13.38-a Placement of registered sex offenders.
     4    1. The office shall  designate  specific  residential  placements  for
     5  individuals  with  developmental  disabilities  who  are  registered sex
     6  offenders pursuant to article six-C of the correction  law.  The  office
     7  shall  determine how many residential placements for individuals who are
     8  registered sex offenders are necessary to provide adequate  services  to
     9  such  individuals and shall ensure that the location of such residential
    10  placements are geographically disbursed throughout the state.
    11    2. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law, the office shall
    12  not permit or cause the placement of any registered sex offender in  any
    13  residential  placement  other  than  specifically designated residential
    14  placements for registered sex offenders as provided in  subdivision  one
    15  of this section.
    16    3.  The  office  shall  develop  a staffing model for such residential
    17  placements for registered sex offenders which shall include,  but  shall
    18  not  be  limited to, an adequate staff to resident ratio and appropriate
    19  training, to ensure the safety and well-being of the residents.
    20    4. Transitional care provided to such registered  sex  offenders  with
    21  developmental disabilities shall include outreach by the office to local
    22  law enforcement.
    23    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    24  it shall have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.