Suffolk lawmakers pitch new sex offender housing plan
Some East End lawmakers are going back to the drawing board to change the laws regarding the housing of homeless sex offenders.
A newer, larger trailer to house sex offenders was moved into Westhampton this week. The issue of housing the offenders has been a topic of contention for years.
Legislators have proposed a bill that would require the Suffolk County Department of Social Services to come up with a fair, cost-effective program to provide emergency housing.
The bill states each town or legislative district should have no more than one shelter to be put in a non-residential area. Also, no more than six offenders would live in each shelter and would be supervised 24 hours a day.