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Boyland helps pass bipartisan legislation to protect families from sexual predators
Banning Viagra to sex offenders
Assemblyman William F. Boyland, Jr. sponsored bipartisan legislation to stop the outrageous practice of allowing registered sex offenders to receive Viagra and other sexual performance-enhancing medical aids through state-funded health insurance programs (A.8999).
Taxpayer dollars from Medicaid, Family Health Plus, Child Health Plus, Healthy NY, EPIC and individual enrollee direct payment contracts should never go toward sexual performance-enhancing drugs or procedures for convicted sex offenders. The Legislature and governor’s agreement is another important step toward safeguarding our families.
Strengthening Megan’s Law
To better protect the public, the Legislature worked together to strengthen New York’s sex offenders’ registration statute, commonly known as Megan’s Law. These measures protect families by ensuring information is exchanged thoroughly and quickly:
Safeguarding our communities
Beyond Megan’s Law, the Legislature worked together to ensure that our children and communities are protected.
Assemblyman Boyland continues to fight for stronger measures against sex offenders
Although several new measures are being implemented to keep sex offenders away from our children and communities, Assemblyman William F. Boyland, Jr. urged the Senate and governor to join the Assembly in enacting additional legislation to continue improving the safety of New York families.
Additional steps to enhance the sex offender registry
My legislation ensures Megan’s Law is as effective as possible:
Repealing the statute of limitations in sexual assault cases
To continue keeping New York families safe from sexual predators, the Assembly passed legislation to effectively prosecute sex offenders who committed crimes years ago with a repealed statute of limitations for both criminal and civil cases in instances where DNA evidence linked the perpetrator to the crime.
Prosecutors could also use today’s DNA technology to indict criminals who committed atrocities years ago (A.7607, A.8416-A, A.8705). Closing this loophole would mean criminals would not be able to escape justice with the passage of time.
Keeping dangerous criminals away from our children
To ensure the state is doing all it can to protect our children from sexual predators, three Assembly committees will hold public panels on proposals to enact civil commitment legislation – which provides the chance to keep these felons behind bars beyond their original sentence if they are deemed to be a continuing threat.
Doing more to ensure community safety from predators
Assemblyman William F. Boyland, Jr. sponsored additional legislation to protect New York families:
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