ALBANY — Sex offenders who use social media, dating sites and interactive video games would face new restrictions under a proposal released Sunday by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.
Another Cuomo measure would ban the so-called “pink tax” — higher prices for products such as razors and dry cleaning services that are marketed to or serve women.
The sex offender bill seeks to update the state Sex Offender Registration Act passed in 1995, to further restrict sex offenders’ activity on social media, online dating sites and cellphone apps that could be used as tools to attract victims.
The bill also would build on the 2008 E-Stop Law requiring registered sex offenders to report their online activity with the state. In 2018, the law resulted in removal of 22,000 profiles of sex offenders from social media sites, Cuomo said.