senate Bill S2398

Permits correction officers to be color blind

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 19 / Feb / 2009
    • REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 09 / Mar / 2009
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.96
  • 10 / Mar / 2009
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 11 / Mar / 2009
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 16 / Jul / 2009
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 01 / Feb / 2010
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.73
  • 02 / Feb / 2010
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 08 / Feb / 2010
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 24 / Feb / 2010
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 24 / Feb / 2010
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 24 / Feb / 2010
    • REFERRED TO CORRECTION

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3043
Versions:
S2398
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S2398

TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the correction law, in relation to
permitting correction officers to be color blind

PURPOSE : Permits correction officers to be color blind.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 amends the correction law by
adding a new section 22-b to qualify applicants who would so otherwise
be disqualified because of their color blindness.

EXISTING LAW : None.

JUSTIFICATION : Individuals who would otherwise be qualified to be a
correctional officer are denied this opportunity due to being color
blind. Operations within correctional facilities are managed through
careful procedures and do not require the correctional officer to
distinguish color significance as police often utilize in their
duties. Removing this requirement will grant correctional facilities
the ability to select higher qualified individuals who would have
normally been disqualified by this requirement.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : S.5450 of 2007/2008

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None.

EFFECTIVE DATE : This act shall take effect immediately.
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