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


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The Erie County Legislature unanimously approved a resolution that calls on New York State to take action that would prevent the sale of private Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) information. In its resolution the Caucus supports new...

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon invites residents to attend an Elder Abuse Seminar being held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 24 at the Wesleyan Church of Hamburg, 4999 McKinley Parkway, Room 117, which can be accessed through Door No. 5. The...

Legislator Lynne Dixon reminds residents that Hamburg Adult Day Program, 2982 Lakeview Road, Hamburg, will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 13. 

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon, in partnership with the Town and Village Hamburg Police Departments, is hosting a free Car Seat Safety Check for families on Saturday, June 20.

The Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon announces that a Hazardous Waste Drop-off Event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13 at the Erie Community College’s South Campus.

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