Governor Andrew Cuomo is moving to ban sex offenders from the MTA’s subways, buses and trains.
During Wednesday’s State of the State address, the governor is proposing a three year ban for repeat offenders or those who are high-risk sex offenders.
"MTA riders deserve to feel safe, and we have an obligation to ensure they will not be targeted by sex offenders," Cuomo said.
The governor also wants to give judges the power to temporarily ban an offender from the subway during a pre-trial hearing.
"Enough is enough. If we want our public transit system to improve, we need balance between someone's right to access public transit and the riders' right to safety, which is why I am proposing a three-year ban from the MTA transit systems as a penalty for individuals who repeatedly engage in this abhorrent behavior," Cuomo said.
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