senate Bill S1247

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

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 06 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO LABOR
  • 01 / Mar / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.118
  • 02 / Mar / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 03 / Mar / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 07 / Mar / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 07 / Mar / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 07 / Mar / 2011
    • REFERRED TO LABOR
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO LABOR
  • 31 / Jan / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.151
  • 06 / Feb / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 07 / Feb / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Relates to sex offender registry check for certain employers.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2169
Versions:
S1247
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง201-g, Lab L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
A10010, S6998A, A10010A

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BILL NUMBER:S1247 REVISED 03/07/11

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 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.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010: S.6998 - Passed the Senate 61-0.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1247

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor

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.
                                                           LBD02021-01-1

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