senate Bill S2398

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Permits correction officers to be color blind

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Feb 24, 2010 referred to correction
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 08, 2010 advanced to third reading
Feb 02, 2010 2nd report cal.
Feb 01, 2010 1st report cal.73
Jan 06, 2010 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Jul 16, 2009 committed to rules
Mar 11, 2009 advanced to third reading
Mar 10, 2009 2nd report cal.
Mar 09, 2009 1st report cal.96
Feb 19, 2009 referred to crime victims, crime and correction


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S2398 - Bill Details

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S2398 - Bill Texts

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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.


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



EFFECTIVE DATE : This act shall take effect immediately.
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