Republican senator Thomas Croci of the New York state senate introduced a bill this week to establish a "New York State Terrorist Registry," the New York Daily News reports. It would be modeled on the existing registry used to track sex offenders.

According to the Daily News, Croci's bill would require all New York residents who have been convicted of a state or federal crime of terrorism to register their addresses as well as submit DNA samples and annual photographs.

"It will provide our law enforcement with an important new tool, to immediately arrest a terrorist who has not registered and submitted to monitoring once their presence in New York State is discovered," Croci told the Daily News.

Also required to register: anyone who has committed a "verifiable act" of terrorism.

"This legislation will send a clear message to all terrorists," he said. "Stay out of New York."

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