ALBANY, N.Y.-- The New York State Senate has passed a piece of legislation that would create a list of those convicted of terrorism similar to a Sex Offender Registry.
State Senator Cathy Young of Olean is a co-sponsor of the proposal to create a "New York State Terrorist Registry" that would include those convicted of acts of terrorism, both here and abroad.
Registrants would be required to complete a standardized registration form and law enforcement agencies would collect a current photograph, fingerprints and a DNA sample.
"This would give local law enforcement the tools that they need so that they are aware if there is somebody in their community that has been convicted of terrorism who still may be a threat to the safety and security of Americans," said Senator Young.
The New York State Terrorist Registry would be made available to local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
And like the Sex Offender Registry, the non-confidential information of each registrant, would be available to the public.