senate Bill S3305

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Permits correction officers to be color blind

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 24, 2014 referred to correction
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 04, 2014 advanced to third reading
Mar 03, 2014 2nd report cal.
Feb 27, 2014 1st report cal.196
Jan 08, 2014 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 30, 2013 referred to correction
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 28, 2013 advanced to third reading
Feb 27, 2013 2nd report cal.
Feb 12, 2013 1st report cal.88
Jan 31, 2013 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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Feb 27, 2014 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S3305
12
1
committee
12
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Feb 27, 2014

Feb 12, 2013 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S3305
11
2
committee
11
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Feb 12, 2013

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S3305 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง22-b, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S474
2009-2010: S2398

S3305 - Bill Texts

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Permits correction officers to be color blind.

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BILL NUMBER:S3305

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 S.474 of
2011/2012

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3305

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

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.
                                                           LBD01467-01-3

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