senate Bill S4211

Allows certain schools to contract with BOCES for criminal background checks

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
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  • 23 / Mar / 2011
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 12 / Apr / 2011
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 12 / Apr / 2011
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.368
  • 12 / Apr / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A6611

Summary

Allows certain schools to contract with BOCES for criminal background checks.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6611
Versions:
S4211
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1950, Ed L

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BILL NUMBER:S4211

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to allowing certain schools to
contract with BOCES for criminal background checks

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill would allow non-public
schools to enter into contracts with BOCES schools for the
processing of fingerprints in relation to criminal background checks.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends the education law to
allow non-public schools to enter into contracts with BOCES schools
for the processing of fingerprints in relation to criminal background
checks.

JUSTIFICATION:
Current law allows non-public schools to contract
with BOCES to process pupil personnel records but not to process
background checks for teachers. Allowing these schools to contract
with BOCES to process fingerprints and criminal background checks
would ensure the safety of students. The state must make that all
teachers have been properly screened. Non-public schools will pay the
costs.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

    S. 4211                                                  A. 6611

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                             March 23, 2011
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by  Sen.  FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Educa-
  tion

IN  ASSEMBLY  --  Introduced  by M. of A. NOLAN, CUSICK -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education  law,  in  relation  to  allowing  certain
  schools to contract with BOCES for criminal background checks

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph 4 of paragraph h of subdivision 4  of  section
1950  of the education law, as added by chapter 113 of the laws of 1972,
is amended to read as follows:
  (4) To enter into contracts with nonpublic  schools  to  provide  data
processing  [service]  SERVICES  for  pupil  personnel records and other
administrative records of the nonpublic schools AND  THE  PROCESSING  OF
FINGERPRINTS  UTILIZED  IN  CRIMINAL  HISTORY  RECORD  CHECKS  FOR THOSE
NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS THAT ELECT TO REQUIRE  SUCH  CRIMINAL  HISTORY  RECORD
CHECKS  PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION THIRTY OF SECTION THREE
HUNDRED FIVE OF THIS CHAPTER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10449-01-1

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