senate Bill S1885A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 04, 2014 signed chap.198
Jul 31, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 16, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.121
substituted for a2318d
referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1376
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 09, 2014 print number 1885c
amend and recommit to local government
Jan 08, 2014 referred to local government
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 20, 2013 referred to codes
returned to assembly
repassed senate
Jun 17, 2013 amended on third reading 1885b
vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
Jun 17, 2013 returned to senate
recalled from assembly
May 30, 2013 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 29, 2013 ordered to third reading cal.805
committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 14, 2013 print number 1885a
amend and recommit to local government
Jan 09, 2013 referred to local government

Votes

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Jun 16, 2014 - Rules committee Vote

S1885C
23
0
committee
23
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 29, 2013 - Rules committee Vote

S1885A
25
0
committee
25
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S1885 - Details

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, S4931B
2009-2010: A1277, S3658

S1885 - 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.

S1885 - Sponsor Memo

S1885 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1885

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. BONACIC, LIBOUS, MARTINS, MAZIARZ -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Local Government

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
conviction for arson AND SEARCH THE INTERNET SUBDIRECTORY MANDATED UNDER
ARTICLE SIX-C OF THE CORRECTION LAW FOR  A  CRIMINAL  HISTORY  INVOLVING
CONVICTION  FOR  A  VIOLATION  THAT  REQUIRES  REGISTRATION  UNDER  SUCH
ARTICLE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04572-01-3

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S1885A - Details

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, S4931B
2009-2010: A1277, S3658

S1885A - 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.

S1885A - Sponsor Memo

S1885A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1885--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. BONACIC, LIBOUS, MARTINS, MAZIARZ -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Local  Government  --  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
conviction  for arson AND CAUSE THE APPLICANT'S BACKGROUND TO BE CHECKED
BY THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES OR A LOCAL LAW  ENFORCEMENT
AGENCY  FOR  A  CRIMINAL  HISTORY  INVOLVING  A CONVICTION THAT REQUIRES

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04572-02-3

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S1885B - Details

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, S4931B
2009-2010: A1277, S3658

S1885B - 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.

S1885B - Sponsor Memo

S1885B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1885--B
    Cal. No. 805

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  BONACIC,  CARLUCCI,  FLANAGAN,  GRISANTI, LIBOUS,
  MARCHIONE, MARTINS, MAZIARZ -- read twice  and  ordered  printed,  and
  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Local Government --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted  to  said  committee -- committee discharged and said bill
  committed to the Committee on Rules -- reported  favorably  from  said
  committee,  ordered to a third reading, passed by Senate and delivered
  to the Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third  read-
  ing,  amended  and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order
  of third reading

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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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S1885C (ACTIVE) - Details

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, S4931B
2009-2010: A1277, S3658

S1885C (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.

S1885C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1885C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1885--C

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  BONACIC,  CARLUCCI,  FLANAGAN,  GRISANTI, LARKIN,
  LIBOUS, MARCHIONE, MARTINS, MAZIARZ, O'BRIEN, VALESKY  --  read  twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on  Local  Government  --  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee
  discharged  and  said  bill  committed  to  the  Committee on Rules --
  reported favorably from said committee, ordered to  a  third  reading,
  passed  by Senate and delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote recon-
  sidered, restored to third reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,
  retaining  its  place  in the order of third reading -- recommitted to
  the Committee on Local Government in accordance with  Senate  Rule  6,
  sec.  8  --  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. Section 837-o of the executive law, as added by chapter 423
of the laws of 1999, subdivision 2 and paragraph (b) of subdivision 3 as
amended by section 41 of part B of chapter 56 of the laws  of  2010,  is
amended to read as follows:
  S 837-o. Search for arson AND SEX OFFENSE conviction records of volun-
teer firefighter applicants. 1. Any person who applies for membership in
a  fire  company, as such term is defined in section three of the volun-
teer firefighters' 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 A CRIME WHICH REQUIRES
THE PERSON TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER  UNDER  ARTICLE  SIX-C  OF  THE
CORRECTION  LAW.  The  chief of the fire company to which application is
made shall provide written notice to the applicant that a search will be

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