senate Bill S4931B

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits people registered under the sex offender registration act from being a volunteer firefighter

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 18, 2012 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 13, 2012 ordered to third reading cal.1234
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 11, 2012 print number 4931b
amend (t) and recommit to finance
May 08, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to codes
Jun 07, 2011 print number 4931a
amend (t) and recommit to codes
May 26, 2011 committee discharged and committed to codes
May 02, 2011 referred to finance

Votes

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Jun 13, 2012 - Rules committee Vote

S4931B
22
0
committee
22
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 8, 2012 - Codes committee Vote

S4931A
13
1
committee
13
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 8, 2012

nay (1)
aye wr (1)
absent (1)

Co-Sponsors

S4931 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3523B
Law Section:
Town Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §176-b, Town L; amd §10-1006, Vil L; amd §1402, N-PC L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A3523B
2009-2010: A1277, S3658

S4931 - Summary

Prohibits people registered under the sex offender registration act from being a volunteer firefighter; provides that a conviction that requires registration under the sex offender registration act shall result in an immediate disqualification as a member.

S4931 - Sponsor Memo

S4931 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4931

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2011
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the executive law,  the  village  law  and  the  general
  municipal  law,  in  relation  to criminal background checks for fire-
  fighters and emergency medical services personnel

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

  Section  1.  The section heading and subdivision 1 of section 837-o of
the executive law, as added by chapter 423  of  the  laws  of  1999,  is
amended to read as follows:
  Search for arson AND SEX OFFENSE conviction records of volunteer fire-
fighter  applicants.  1. Any person who applies for membership in a fire
company, as such term is defined in section three of the volunteer fire-
fighters' benefit law, or who seeks to transfer as a member  to  another
fire  company,  shall  be required to authorize the submission of his or
her name and other authorized identifying information  to  the  division
which  shall  search its files for records indicating whether the person
stands convicted of the  crime  of  arson  OR  OF  ANY  SEX  OFFENSE  OR
ATTEMPTED  SEX  OFFENSE  AS DEFINED IN ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY OF THE
PENAL LAW. The chief of the fire company to which  application  is  made
shall  provide  written  notice  to  the applicant that a search will be
conducted, and if the applicant desires to  proceed,  he  or  she  shall
complete  a  search request on the form provided for this purpose by the
division of criminal justice services.
  S 2. Subdivision 3 of section 837-o of the executive law, as added  by
chapter  423 of the laws of 1999, paragraph (b) as amended by section 41
of part B of chapter 56 of the laws of  2010,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  3.  (a)  All  searches  concerning the application for membership in a
fire company shall be conducted under the provisions of subdivision  six
of  section  eight  hundred  thirty-seven  of  this  article without the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05389-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S4931A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3523B
Law Section:
Town Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §176-b, Town L; amd §10-1006, Vil L; amd §1402, N-PC L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A3523B
2009-2010: A1277, S3658

S4931A - Summary

Prohibits people registered under the sex offender registration act from being a volunteer firefighter; provides that a conviction that requires registration under the sex offender registration act shall result in an immediate disqualification as a member.

S4931A - Sponsor Memo

S4931A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4931--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. BONACIC, LIBOUS, MARTINS -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on  Finance
  --  committee  discharged  and said bill committed to the Committee on
  Codes -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the executive law, the town law, the village law, the
  not-for-profit corporation law  and  the  general  municipal  law,  in
  relation  to criminal background checks for firefighters and emergency
  medical services personnel

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

  Section  1.  The section heading and subdivision 1 of section 837-o of
the executive law, as added by chapter 423 of  the  laws  of  1999,  are
amended to read as follows:
  Search  for [arson] conviction records of volunteer firefighter appli-
cants. 1. Any person who applies for membership in a  fire  company,  as
such  term  is  defined  in section three of the volunteer firefighters'
benefit law, or who seeks to transfer as a member to another fire compa-
ny, shall be required to authorize the submission of his or her name and
other authorized identifying information to  the  division  which  shall
search  its  files  for  records  indicating  whether  the person stands
convicted of [the crime of arson] A CRIMINAL OFFENSE.  The chief of  the
fire  company  to which application is made shall provide written notice
to the applicant that a search will be conducted, and if  the  applicant
desires  to  proceed,  he  or she shall complete a search request on the
form provided for this purpose  by  the  division  of  criminal  justice
services.
  S  2. Subdivision 3 of section 837-o of the executive law, as added by
chapter 423 of the laws of 1999, paragraph (b) as amended by section  41
of  part  B  of  chapter  56  of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as
follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05389-03-1

Co-Sponsors

S4931B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3523B
Law Section:
Town Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §176-b, Town L; amd §10-1006, Vil L; amd §1402, N-PC L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A3523B
2009-2010: A1277, S3658

S4931B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits people registered under the sex offender registration act from being a volunteer firefighter; provides that a conviction that requires registration under the sex offender registration act shall result in an immediate disqualification as a member.

S4931B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4931B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4931--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. BONACIC, LIBOUS, MARTINS, MAZIARZ -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Finance -- committee discharged and said bill committed to the Commit-
  tee  on Codes -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted
  as amended and recommitted to said committee  --  recommitted  to  the
  Committee  on  Codes  in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6, sec. 8 --
  reported favorably from said committee and committed to the  Committee
  on Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the town law, the village law and the not-for-profit
  corporation law, in relation to qualifications to serve as a volunteer
  firefighter

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 16 of section 176-b of the town law, as added
by chapter 719 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows:
  16. A person who has been convicted  of  arson  in  any  degree  OR  A
VIOLATION THAT REQUIRES REGISTRATION UNDER THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION
ACT  AS ESTABLISHED BY ARTICLE SIX-C OF THE CORRECTION LAW, shall not be
eligible to be elected or appointed as a  volunteer  member  of  a  fire
company.  The membership of any volunteer member of a fire company shall
immediately terminate if he is convicted of arson in  any  degree  OR  A
VIOLATION THAT REQUIRES REGISTRATION UNDER THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION
ACT AS ESTABLISHED BY ARTICLE SIX-C OF THE CORRECTION LAW while a member
of a fire company.
  S  2.  Subdivision  17  of  section 176-b of the town law, as added by
chapter 423 of the laws of 1999, is amended to read as follows:
  17. Upon application by any person for membership in  a  fire  company
operating  pursuant  to  this  section,  the  fire chief shall cause the
applicant's background to be checked pursuant to section  eight  hundred
thirty-seven-o  of  the executive law for a criminal history involving a

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05389-05-2

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