[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Evans 4-19-2006 by L.L. No. 5-2006. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The adoption of Megan's Law has increased public awareness of sexual offenders by requiring them to become registered with authorities and making such information available to the public. The Town Board of the Town of Evans hereby enacts this chapter to prevent sex offenders from residing or living near areas where children regularly meet and congregate. The Town Board of the Town of Evans believes this chapter is necessary to further protect the best interests of all children and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the Town of Evans.
No person over the age of 18 years who has been convicted of a violation of a sexual offense upon a child of the age of 16 years or under, as defined by the New York State Penal Law, which would require that individual to register as a sexual offender under state law and/or federal law shall be permitted to reside or live within 1,500 feet of the real property of any school, park playground or day-care center in the Town of Evans, unless the residency of said offender was established prior to the enactment of this chapter, in which case such offender may continue to occupy such location for three months from the effective date of this chapter.
Any sex offender residing in the Town of Evans at the time of conviction of any sexual offense requiring registration under any federal or state law is required to register as such with the Town of Evans Police Department within 10 days of: (1) Conviction of such offense if not incarcerated; or (2) Release from incarceration; or (3) Taking up residence in the Town of Evans; or (4) Undertaking employment within the Town of Evans; or (5) The effective date of this chapter, whichever is later. Residency for the purpose hereof shall be defined as having a place of residence or abode within the Town of Evans.
Upon registration, such sexual offender shall provide to the Evans Police Department the following information:
Legal name and any names or aliases used or for which such offender has applied within the last year.
Such offender's date of birth and social security number.
The current address of such offender, the address of any other residences or real property owned or leased by such offender and the addresses of any other location or places of lodging where such offender intends to stay or does stay for more than three consecutive days at any time or an aggregate of 10 or more days in a registration year.
Such offender's place of employment and the name and telephone number of any contact person who knows the location of the offender at any and all times of employment or other times such offender performs work in the scope of employment.
Such offender's driver's license number and license plate number, vehicle identification number and description of any and all vehicles registered, owned or driven by him or available to him by the consent of another.
A list of sex offense violations of which offender has been convicted.
Failure to comply with this chapter or any provision hereof is considered a violation and may result in a fine of $250 and/or imprisonment for 15 days. Each day such sex offender has failed to comply with any of the provisions in this chapter shall be deemed a separate offense, and shall be punishable as such.
This chapter does not seek to regulate that portion of the Town of Evans within the Village of Angola.