New deal could mean tougher laws for Bronx, state sex offenders

Thousands of Bronx and New York sex offenders are scheduled to be removed from the state registry Saturday, but a new deal among state leaders may change that.

According to a New York Post report, state leaders have come up with a last-minute deal that would prevent sex offenders from being removed from the sex offender list. The deal would lengthen the amount of time criminals must remain on the registry depending on their sex offender level. Lawmakers have agreed to impose lifetime registration for level three and level two offenders. However, level two offenders would be able to petition a judge to be removed from the list after 30 years.

Temporary changes to Megan?s Law could be made if lawmakers can?t complete the new measure by the end of the week.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."