Troiano Supports Tougher Sex Offender Monitoring
Endorses Hotel/Motel Employee Screening Requirements
During a press conference held this week, Nassau County Legislator Robert Troiano (D-Westbury) joined Legislator Kevan Abrahams (D-Hempstead); Laura Ahearn the executive director of Parents for Megan’s Law; Legislators Judy Jacobs and Dave Denenberg; Mindy Perlmutter, executive director of the Nassau Coalition Against Domestic Violence at The Safe Place; Silvia Finkelstein, Nassau County Assistant District Attorney Special Victims Unit; representatives from both the Child Advocacy Center and the Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center to announce his co-sponsorship of a bill that would toughen the County’s sex offender monitoring law.
Legislator Troiano said, “I am pleased to join the sponsorship of this important bill. This proposal would require all operators of hotels and motels to check the NY State Sex Offender Registry to determine whether any current employee or any prospective employee is listed. If the person is registered with the NY State Sex Offender Registry, the hotel/motel operator must limit the sex offender’s duties and contact with patrons including prohibiting the sex offender from having access to keys and guest rooms and from working events that entail direct contact with children.”
"Keys grant access and access implies trust. Convicted sex offenders have demonstrated that they cannot be trusted and legislative action is needed to protect our most vulnerable," added Laura Ahearn.
After the press conference, Legislators Troiano, Abrahams, Jacobs and Denenberg were accompanied by Laura Ahearn to the Legislature’s Clerk’s Office where the bill was officially filed.