Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed two bills that will further shield children from sex offenders and protect victims of domestic violence.

The first bill restricts the parental rights of convicted sex offenders when a child is born as the result of a sexual assault.

The second gives certain employees of local and state correctional facilities access to the State Order of Protection Registry so they can track which inmates should not come into contact with the victims of their crimes.

Cuomo says the two bills will strengthen the state's ability to protect children and families from individuals who break the law.