senate Bill S2420

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires fingerprinting of prospective employees of special education schools for purposes of a criminal background check

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
Apr 12, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Jan 20, 2011 referred to education

S2420 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§305, 3035, 4212, 4314, 4358, 4403, 4410 & 1125, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:

S2420 - Summary

Requires fingerprinting of prospective employees of special education schools for purposes of a criminal background check; defines "special education school"; allows school to establish procedures for conditional appointment or emergency conditional appointment of prospective employees of the school.

S2420 - Sponsor Memo

S2420 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 20, 2011

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

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring the  finger-
  printing of prospective employees of public or publicly-funded special
  education  schools  for  the  purpose  of  conducting criminal history
  record checks


  Section  1. Paragraphs (a) and (b) of subdivision 30 of section 305 of
the education law, paragraph (a), the opening paragraph and subparagraph
(i) of paragraph (b) as amended by chapter 630 of the laws of  2006  and
paragraph  (b)  as added by chapter 180 of the laws of 2000, are amended
to read as follows:
  (a) The commissioner, in cooperation with  the  division  of  criminal
justice  services  and  in  accordance with all applicable provisions of
law, shall promulgate rules and regulations to require the  fingerprint-
ing of prospective employees, as defined in section eleven hundred twen-
ty-five  of  this  [chapter] TITLE, of school districts, charter schools
[and], boards of cooperative educational services AND SPECIAL  EDUCATION
SCHOOLS,  and authorizing the fingerprinting of prospective employees of
nonpublic and private elementary and secondary schools, and for the  use
of  information  derived from searches of the records of the division of
criminal justice services and the federal bureau of investigation  based
on  the  use of such fingerprints. The commissioner shall also develop a
form for use by school districts, charter schools, boards of cooperative
educational services, [and] nonpublic and private elementary and second-
ary schools AND  SPECIAL  EDUCATION  SCHOOLS,  in  connection  with  the
submission  of  fingerprints that contains the specific job title sought
and any other information that may be relevant to consideration  of  the
applicant. The commissioner shall also establish a form for the recorda-
tion  of  allegations  of  child  abuse  in  an  educational setting, as

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


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