senate Bill S6998A

2009-2010 Legislative Session

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 30, 2010 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1385
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 16, 2010 print number 6998a
amend (t) and recommit to labor
Mar 04, 2010 referred to labor

S6998 - Details

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

S6998 - Summary

Relates to sex offender registry check for certain employers.

S6998 - Sponsor Memo

S6998 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6998

                            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

AN ACT to amend the labor law,  in  relation  to  establishing  the  sex
  offender  employment  check act to require certain employers to access
  the sex offender registry prior to the commencement of work by employ-
  ees for certain positions with substantial contact with children;  and
  to amend the correction law, in relation to prohibiting registered sex
  offenders from working with children

  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 article 32 to read
as follows:
                               ARTICLE 32
                    SEX OFFENDER EMPLOYMENT CHECK ACT
SECTION 930. SHORT TITLE.
        931. DEFINITIONS.
        932. REQUIREMENT TO CHECK SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY.
        933. PENALTIES.
  S 930. SHORT TITLE. THIS ACT SHALL BE KNOWN AND MAY BE  CITED  AS  THE
"SEX OFFENDER EMPLOYMENT CHECK ACT".
  S  931. DEFINITIONS. 1. "SUBSTANTIAL CONTACT WITH CHILDREN" AS USED IN
THIS ARTICLE SHALL MEAN WORKING WITH CHILDREN, HAVING OPPORTUNITY TO  BE
ALONE  WITH CHILDREN, SPENDING TIME SPECIFICALLY WITH CHILDREN, PERFORM-
ING FOR CHILDREN OR ANY OTHER ACTIVITY THAT IS TARGETED TO INVOLVE CHIL-
DREN.
  2. "EMPLOYER" AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE SHALL  MEAN  ANY  PERSON,  FIRM,
LIMITED  LIABILITY COMPANY, ORGANIZATION, GOVERNMENT ENTITY, ASSOCIATION
OR CORPORATION.
  S 932. REQUIREMENT TO  CHECK  SEX  OFFENDER  REGISTRY.  1.  (A)  EVERY
EMPLOYER  WHICH EMPLOYS INDIVIDUALS OR ACCEPTS VOLUNTEERS FOR POSITIONS,
WHICH BY THE INHERENT  NATURE  OF  THE  POSITION  PLACES  THE  POTENTIAL
EMPLOYEE  OR  VOLUNTEER  IN  SUBSTANTIAL CONTACT WITH CHILDREN, SHALL BE
REQUIRED TO ASCERTAIN WHETHER A POTENTIAL EMPLOYEE OR VOLUNTEER  SEEKING
TO  ASSUME SUCH A POSITION, IS LISTED ON THE STATE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY

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

S6998A (ACTIVE) - Details

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

S6998A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to sex offender registry check for certain employers.

S6998A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6998A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    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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