New year brings new laws on the books for Long Islanders

Three new laws designed to protect the children and money of Long Islanders will take effect Sunday when 2006 begins.

The first law makes it more difficult for convicted child predators to go unnoticed in Nassau County. The measure enables the county to form a Megans Law unit and create a database to notify residents when level 2 or level 3 sex offender moves into their neighborhood. Suffolk County already has a similar law in effect.

The second law will require anyone under the age of 18 to have signed parental consent before using a tanning bed in Nassau County. A parent or guardian must accompany anyone under the age of 16. A similar teen tanning measure will also take effect in Suffolk County.

The ATM Safety Act will also be on the books come January 1. ATM owners will be required to register their machines with the county. The law will also require that machines be placed in well-lit areas with security monitors.

Related Links: Parents for Megans Law Nassau County Office of Consumer Affairs Nassau Lawmakers Approve Stricter Guidelines for Teens Using Tanning Facilities

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