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

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