senate Bill S6437

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to college admissions for persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses

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Jan 23, 2014 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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S6437 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8574
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 23-B §§770 - 776, Cor L; amd §296, Exec L

S6437 - Summary

Relates to college admissions for persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses.

S6437 - Sponsor Memo

S6437 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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    S. 6437                                                  A. 8574

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            January 23, 2014
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sens. MONTGOMERY, HASSELL-THOMPSON, PARKER --
  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. PEOPLES-STOKES --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Correction

AN ACT to amend the correction law and the executive law, in relation to
  college  admission  for  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. The correction law is amended by adding a new article 23-B
to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 23-B
           COLLEGE ADMISSIONS FOR PERSONS PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED
                    OF ONE OR MORE CRIMINAL OFFENSES
SECTION 770. DEFINITIONS.
        771. LEGISLATIVE INTENT.
        772. PROHIBITION AGAINST INQUIRIES ABOUT ARRESTS THAT DID NOT
               RESULT IN A CRIMINAL CONVICTION AND CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS
               THAT HAVE BEEN SEALED.
        773. PRE-ACCEPTANCE PROHIBITION AGAINST INQUIRY INTO CRIMINAL
               HISTORY.
        774. POST-ACCEPTANCE INQUIRY ABOUT CRIMINAL HISTORY PERMITTED.
        775. INQUIRIES INTO CRIMINAL HISTORY NOT REQUIRED.
        776.  ENFORCEMENT.
  S 770. DEFINITIONS. 1. "COLLEGE" SHALL  MEAN  COLLEGES,  UNIVERSITIES,
PROFESSIONAL  AND  TECHNICAL  SCHOOLS  AND  OTHER INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER
EDUCATION AUTHORIZED TO CONFER DEGREES  PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISIONS  TWO,
THREE AND EIGHT OF SECTION TWO OF THE EDUCATION LAW.
  2.  "ADMISSIONS  DECISION-MAKING PROCESS" SHALL MEAN SUBMISSION OF THE
APPLICATION AND ALL ASPECTS OF THE APPLICATION  PROCESS  THROUGH  ADMIS-
SION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13372-02-4

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