Sex Offenders and Criminal Trespass

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  penal law, in relation to the crime of criminal
trespass in the second degree

Became a law August 13, 2010, with the approval of the Governor.
Passed by a two-thirds vote.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
bly, do enact as follows:

Section  1. Section 140.15 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 341
of the laws of 1969, is amended to read as follows:

§ 140.15 Criminal trespass in the second degree.
A person is guilty of criminal trespass in the second degree when:
he or she knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in a dwelling; or
2. being a person required  to  maintain  registration  under  article
six-C  of  the  correction law and designated a level two or level three
offender  pursuant  to  subdivision   six   of   section   one   hundred
sixty-eight-l  of  the  correction law, he or she enters or remains in a
public or private  elementary,  parochial,  intermediate,  junior  high,
vocational  or  high  school  knowing that the victim of the offense for
which such registration is required attends or  formerly  attended  such
school.  It  shall  not  be an offense subject to prosecution under this
subdivision if: the person is a  lawfully  registered  student  at  such
school; the person is a lawful student participant in a school sponsored
event;  the  person is a parent or a legal guardian of a lawfully regis-
tered student at such school and enters the school for  the  purpose  of
attending their child's or dependent's event or activity; such school is
the  person's  designated pol ling place and he or she enters such school
building for the limited purpose of voting; or if the person enters such
school building for the limited purposes authorized by  the  superinten-
dent or chief administrator of such school
Criminal trespass in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor.

§ 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.

The Legislature of the STATE OF NEW YORK ss:
Pursuant to the authority vested in us by section 70-b of the Public
Officers Law, we hereby jointly certify that this slip copy of this
session law was printed under our direction and, in accordance with such
section, is entitled to be read into evidence.

Temporary President of the Senate

Speaker of the Assembly

EXPLANATION--Matter in italics is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.