senate Bill S5356

Vetoed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides that certain prospective employees of the department of education have a criminal background check conducted on them

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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 29, 2014 tabled
vetoed memo.576
Dec 17, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.696
substituted for s5356
Jun 18, 2014 substituted by a9749
May 19, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 14, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 13, 2014 1st report cal.696
Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 05, 2013 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 04, 2013 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2013 2nd report cal.
May 30, 2013 1st report cal.913
May 16, 2013 referred to education

Votes

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May 13, 2014 - Education committee Vote

S5356
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 30, 2013 - Education committee Vote

S5356
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S5356 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9749
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3035, Ed L

S5356 - Bill Texts

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Provides that certain prospective employees of the department of education have a criminal background check conducted on them.

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BILL NUMBER:S5356

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
criminal background checks of certain prospective employees

PURPOSE: To provide administrative relief to the New York State
Education Department, and prospective employees in processing
fingerprints for bus drivers.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends section 3035 of the education law by adding a new
subdivision 3-b.

Section 2: Sets forth an immediate effective date.

EXISTING LAW: None.

JUSTIFICATION: Recent years have confronted school districts with
unprecedented fiscal challenges. While the economic outlook for the
state is steadily improving, it is a legislative priority to provide
as much flexibility as possible to school districts to enable them to
provide the high quality education we have come to expect for our
students. While there are many requirements imposed on school
districts that provide educational value, others continue to constrain
the creativity of a district to provide services to students and
relief to taxpayers.

This bill eliminates duplicative fingerprinting of school bus drivers.
Currently, school bus drivers are required to receive clearance from
the Department of Motor Vehicles pursuant to section 509-cc of the
Vehicle and Traffic law. They are also required to provide a second
set of fingerprints to the State Education Department. This bill
authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles to provide such criminal
history to the Commissioner of Education, relieving a duplicative
administrative burden. This bill provides further authorization to the
Division of Criminal Justice to provide subsequent criminal history
notifications directly to the Commissioner of Education upon
notification that a prospective employee has been cleared for
employment.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Potential savings to the New York State
Education Department.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                  5356

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. FLANAGAN, FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation  to  criminal  background
  checks of certain prospective employees

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

  Section 1. Section 3035 of the education law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 3-b to read as follows:
  3-B.  UPON REQUEST FROM A PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE WHO HAS BEEN CLEARED BY
THE COMMISSIONER OF MOTOR VEHICLES  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  FIVE  HUNDRED
NINE-CC OR SECTION TWELVE HUNDRED TWENTY-NINE-D OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAF-
FIC LAW, THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO FORWARD
A  COPY  OF  SUCH INDIVIDUAL'S CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD AND SUCH INDIVID-
UAL'S FINGERPRINTS TO THE COMMISSIONER  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  CONDUCTING  A
CRIMINAL  HISTORY  RECORD  CHECK PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.  FURTHERMORE,
UPON NOTIFICATION THAT SUCH PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE HAS  BEEN  CLEARED  FOR
EMPLOYMENT BY THE COMMISSIONER PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, THE DIVISION OF
CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES SHALL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE SUBSEQUENT
CRIMINAL HISTORY NOTIFICATIONS DIRECTLY TO THE COMMISSIONER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11066-01-3

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