Lawmakers push for civil confinement bill in light of murder at White Plains mall
New York lawmakers are pushing for a civil confinement bill after the murder of a woman at the Galleria Mall in White Plains by a convicted sex offender.
The proposed statewide law that would mandate civil confinement for the most high-risk sex offenders. The bill would require violent sex offenders to go to a mental health institution after prison.
The bill passed 60 to 2 in the state Senate and many politicians are now calling for a special session this month to take a vote in the state Assembly.
Related link New York State Assembly
Related storyConvicted rapist charged in murder at Galleria Mall in White Plains