New York State Assemblyman – 93rd A.D.
As a parent of three, I know how important it is to be aware of people who may harm your children. That is why I am happy to share the news that a bill, which I fought hard for, was signed into law that will allow residents to receive automatic e-mail notifications about the presence of Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders in their communities.
This law is so important because it will help provide parents with up-to-date information they need to keep their families safe. Beginning in November, Yonkers' residents will be able to sign up with the Division of Criminal Justice Services to receive automatic e-mail notifications when a registered sex offenders moves into the neighborhood. These updates can be requested, free of charge, for up to three counties or zip codes.
I fought hard for Megan's Law because it created a state-wide sex offender registry in New York, I am happy to see it enhanced through this E-Alert program. Keeping our families safe is essential and this law will make it easier to protect families in our community through increased awareness.
If you have any comments or questions about this or any other issue, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALENDAR NOTE: Assemblyman Spano will host Yonkers Family Safety Day to provide parents with additional resources to keep their children safe. The event will take place on October 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Yonkers Raceway lower parking lot. Westchester County police will be processing Safe Child ID cards, which contain a child’s biographical information and fingerprints and helps law enforcement in the case of a child disappearance. The Westchester County Police will also hand out free bike helmets, and New York State troopers will conduct child car seat safety checks.