SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION ACT – FAILURE TO REGISTER

LAWS OF NEW YORK, 2007
CHAPTER 373

AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to the failure to register or verify under the sex offender registration act

Became a law July 18, 2007, with the approval of the Governor.
Passed by a majority vote, three-fifths being present.

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

Section 1. Section 168-t of the correction law, as amended by chapter
604 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
§ 168-t. Penalty. Any sex offender required to register or to verify
pursuant to the provisions of this article who fails to register or
verify in the manner and within the time periods provided for [herein
or] in this article shall be guilty of a class E felony upon conviction
for the first offense, and upon conviction for a second or subsequent
offense shall be guilty of a class D felony. Any sex offender who
violates the provisions of section one hundred sixty-eight-v of this
article shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor upon conviction for the
first offense, and upon conviction for a second or subsequent offense
shall be guilty of a class D felony. Any such failure to register or
verify may also be the basis for revocation of parole pursuant to
section two hundred fifty-nine-i of the executive law or the basis for
revocation of probation pursuant to article four hundred ten of the
criminal procedure law.
§ 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after 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.

JOSEPH L. BRUNO
Temporary President of the Senate
SHELDON SILVER
Speaker of the Assembly