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Sex Offender Registration Act

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Article 6C - NY Correction Law

Section Description
168-E Discharge of sex offender from correctional facility; duties of official in charge
S 168-E Discharge of sex offender from correctional facility; duties
  of official in charge. 1. Any sex offender, to be  discharged,  paroled,
  released to post-release supervision or released from any state or local
  correctional  facility,  hospital  or  institution  where  he or she was
  confined or committed, shall at least fifteen  calendar  days  prior  to
  discharge, parole or release, be informed of his or her duty to register
  under  this  article, by the facility in which he or she was confined or
  committed. The facility shall require the sex offender to read and  sign
  such  form  as  may  be  required  by  the  division stating the duty to
  register and the procedure for registration has been explained to him or
  her and to complete the registration portion of such form. The  facility
  shall  obtain on such form the address where the sex offender expects to
  reside upon his or her discharge, parole or release  and  the  name  and
  address  of  any institution of higher education he or she expects to be
  employed  by,  enrolled  in,  attending   or   employed,   whether   for
  compensation  or  not,  and  whether  he  or  she expects to reside in a
  facility owned or operated by such an institution, and shall report such
  information to the division. The facility shall give  one  copy  of  the
  form to the sex offender, retain one copy and shall send one copy to the
  division  which  shall  provide  the  information to the law enforcement
  agencies having jurisdiction. The facility shall give the sex offender a
  form prepared by the division, to register with the  division  at  least
  fifteen calendar days prior to release and such form shall be completed,
  signed  by  the sex offender and sent to the division by the facility at
  least ten days prior to the sex offender's release or discharge.
    2. The division shall also immediately transmit  the  conviction  data
  and  fingerprints  to the Federal Bureau of Investigation if not already

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