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Legislator Dixon calls on NYS to close loopholes in sex offender laws


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Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon attended the Dec. 12 NFTA meeting to discuss proposed service solutions to routes 16 South Park, 36 Hamburg and 42 Lackawanna. Public input is being sought. For more information about these service changes,...

The meeting to discuss the new Flood Map will be held 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 5 at the Lackawanna Senior Center, 230 Martin Road. This event will be hosted by FEMA. To access the Letter of Map Revision document that details the changes, visit...

The NFTA will host a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 12 at the Baker Hall School Cafeteria, 777 Ridge Road, Lackawanna.  

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon, along with her colleagues in the Legislature, took action at Thursday’s session to accept a $125,000 New York State grant that has been awarded to Save the Michaels of the World.

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon announces that HEAP applications are being accepted. HEAP is a federally funded program to assist income eligible Erie County residents with the costs of home heating, electricity, and...

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon sponsored a resolution that calls for a state-wide ban to prohibit convicted sex offenders from working with children in the capacity of a martial artist instructor, lifeguard and any other position involving children. The resolution was approved unanimously at the Erie County Legislature’s May 23, 2013 session.

 

“I was shocked to learn that New York State does not have an inclusive law forbidding convicted sex offenders from working with children, in any capacity. Unfortunately because of the loopholes, there were reports of offenders working with children. The state currently prohibits sex offenders from gaining employment in schools and other occupations involving children, but the law needs to be expanded to include any and all jobs or volunteer options that involve children,” said Legislator Dixon.

 

Legislator Dixon’s resolution supports proposed NYS Assembly Bill 4995-A that would prohibit sex offenders from working in positions that have substantial contact with children.

 

“I am pleased that my colleagues lent their support to my resolution, putting Erie County on record as pushing for change in the law to help protect children throughout the state from predators,” Legislator Dixon.

 

To read a copy of Legislator Dixon’s resolution, please CLICK HERE.

 

For additional information, please contact Legislator Dixon at 858-8671 or email lynne.dixon@erie.gov