senate Bill S474

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Permits correction officers to be color blind

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 14, 2012 referred to correction
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 13, 2012 advanced to third reading
Mar 12, 2012 2nd report cal.
Mar 07, 2012 1st report cal.318
Jan 04, 2012 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 16, 2011 referred to correction
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 10, 2011 advanced to third reading
Mar 09, 2011 2nd report cal.
Mar 08, 2011 1st report cal.185
Jan 05, 2011 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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Mar 7, 2012 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S474
11
3
committee
11
Aye
3
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Mar 7, 2012

Mar 8, 2011 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S474
11
1
committee
11
Aye
1
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Mar 8, 2011

aye wr (2)

S474 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1211
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง22-b, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2398, A3043

S474 - Bill Texts

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Permits correction officers to be color blind.

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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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