senate Bill S969

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the definition of "direct relationship" for the purposes of article 23-A of the correction law regarding certain licensures and employment

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Mar 12, 2012 committee discharged and committed to rules
notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2012 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Jan 05, 2011 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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S969 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5357
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง750 & 752, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4368B, A8065A

S969 - Summary

Relates to the definition of "direct relationship" for the purposes of article 23-A of the correction law regarding licensures and employment of persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses.

S969 - Sponsor Memo

S969 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   969

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  HASSELL-THOMPSON,  DIAZ -- 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 the definition of
  "direct  relationship"  for  the  purposes  of  article  23-A  of  the
  correction  law  regarding  the  licensure  and  employment of persons
  previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  3  of  section 750 of the correction law, as
amended by chapter 284 of the laws  of  2007,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  (3) "Direct relationship" means that THERE IS A SUBSTANTIAL CONNECTION
BETWEEN  the nature of [criminal conduct] THE CRIME for which the person
was convicted [has a direct bearing on his fitness or ability to perform
one or more of] AND the duties or responsibilities  necessarily  related
to  the  license,  opportunity,  or  job in question AND SUCH CONNECTION
WOULD CREATE AN UNREASONABLE RISK  TO  PROPERTY  OR  TO  THE  SAFETY  OR
WELFARE  OF SPECIFIC INDIVIDUALS OR THE GENERAL PUBLIC UPON THE ISSUANCE
OR CONTINUATION OF A LICENSE OR THE GRANTING OR CONTINUATION OF  EMPLOY-
MENT OF SUCH PERSON.
  S  2.  Section 752 of the correction law, as amended by chapter 284 of
the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  S 752. Unfair discrimination against persons previously  convicted  of
one  or  more  criminal  offenses  prohibited.    No application for any
license or employment, and no employment or license held by an  individ-
ual,  to  which  the provisions of this article are applicable, shall be
denied or acted upon adversely by reason of the individual's having been
previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses, or by reason of a
finding of lack of "good moral character" when  such  finding  is  based

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

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