senate Bill S474

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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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 08 / Mar / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.185
  • 09 / Mar / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 10 / Mar / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 16 / May / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 16 / May / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 16 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CORRECTION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 07 / Mar / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.318
  • 12 / Mar / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 13 / Mar / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 14 / Mar / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 14 / Mar / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 14 / Mar / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CORRECTION

Summary

Permits correction officers to be color blind.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1211
Versions:
S474
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง22-b, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S2398, A3043
2007-2008: A9072

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S474

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
S/2398 of 2009/2010

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

LOCAL 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                   474

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims,  Crime  and
  Correction

AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to permitting correction
  officers to be color blind

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

  Section 1. The correction law is amended by adding a new section  22-b
to read as follows:
  S 22-B. FURTHER QUALIFICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT AS A CORRECTION OFFICER.
EVERY  APPLICANT FOR EMPLOYMENT AS A CORRECTION OFFICER WHO IS QUALIFIED
FOR SUCH EMPLOYMENT SHALL BE DEEMED QUALIFIED EVEN IF SUCH APPLICANT  IS
COLOR BLIND.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00462-01-1

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