Gov. George E. Pataki on Monday called for lifelong registration of all sex offenders, thousands of whom are scheduled to be quietly dropped from the public registry in 2006.
More than 3,000 sex offenders now required to be identified in lists available to the public under Megan's Law will no longer have to be included by the end of 2006. That's because the 1996 law required most offenders to register for just 10 years, the New York Daily News reported Monday. Only the offenders considered the most dangerous face lifetime registration and are required to notify police when they move.
Megan's Law, named for a victim of a repeat offender, requires offenders' names to be posted on a state Web site (http://criminaljustice.state.ny.us).