Brittany's Law Passes Senate, Moves on to Assembly
5/14/2014 (Updated 7:34:27 PM)
New York State could soon require violent felons to register with the state when they leave prison...
The State Senate has passed "Brittany's law", named after 12-year-old Brittany Passalacqua who was killed in 2009 by a man on parole after serving time for assaulting his infant daughter.
The law would create a violent offender registry, similar to the sex offender registry, with annual registration requirements.
"Our goal here is to eliminate any type of brutal murder that took place like unfortunately happened for Brittany and her mother. We would hope the Assembly would take this seriously," said State Senator Tom Libous (R-52nd District).
The registry would contain an annual registration requirement for offenders.
Libous said the definition of violent felons would be determined by the Department of Criminal Justice.