senate Bill S6998A

Establishes sex offender employment act; prohibits sex offenders from working with children

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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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  • 04 / Mar / 2010
    • REFERRED TO LABOR
  • 16 / Jun / 2010
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO LABOR
  • 16 / Jun / 2010
    • PRINT NUMBER 6998A
  • 30 / Jun / 2010
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 30 / Jun / 2010
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1385
  • 30 / Jun / 2010
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 30 / Jun / 2010
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 30 / Jun / 2010
    • REFERRED TO CODES

Summary

Relates to sex offender registry check for certain employers.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10010A
Versions:
S6998
S6998A
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Labor Law
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
A10010

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6998A REVISED 06/30/10

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the labor law, in relation to sex offender
registry check for certain employers

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To prevent employers from hiring sex offenders and child abusers for
positions in which they would have substantial contact with children
and to prevent those on the New York state Sex Offender Registry and
the Statewide Central Registry of Child Abuse and Maltreatment from
holding jobs in which they would have substantial contact with
children.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
A new section, 201-g, is amended into the Labor law.

JUSTIFICATION:
Keeping children safe from dangerous predators must be our first
priority. Public school hiring policy already acknowledges how
important background checks are for those we trust, especially around
our children. Extending the background check requirement to other
fields which are, by their nature, child oriented serves the
community as a whole. It would give parents the assurance that their
child is safer. It would reduce the risk of creating new victims of
sexual abuse by barring known offenders from interacting with
children. It would also deter offenders from seeking employment in
fields which would give them the means to re-offend.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 6998--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2010
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Labor  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  labor law, in relation to sex offender registry
  check for certain employers

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The labor law is amended by adding a new section 201-g to
read as follows:
  S 201-G. SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY CHECKS FOR CERTAIN EMPLOYERS. 1.    ANY
EMPLOYER  THAT OPERATES A SCHOOL DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH F OF SUBDIVISION
TWO OF SECTION FIVE THOUSAND ONE OF THE EDUCATION LAW,  ESTABLISHED  FOR
THE  PRIMARY  PURPOSE OF PROVIDING INSTRUCTION TO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE
OF SIXTEEN, SHALL, BEFORE HIRING A PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE FOR  A  POSITION
WHERE  SUCH PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE IS EXPECTED TO HAVE DIRECT AND UNSUPER-
VISED CONTACT WITH CHILDREN, ASCERTAIN WHETHER SUCH PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE
IS LISTED ON THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY ESTABLISHED BY ARTICLE  SIX-C  OF
THE CORRECTION LAW.
  2.  PRIOR TO INITIATING THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY INQUIRY DESCRIBED IN
SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, AN EMPLOYER SHALL INFORM  THE  PROSPEC-
TIVE EMPLOYEE THAT SUCH INQUIRY WILL BE PERFORMED.
  3.  A WILLFUL VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION SHALL SUBJECT AN EMPLOYER TO A
CIVIL PENALTY OF NOT MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD16071-03-0

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