senate Bill S3847

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires a criminal history report for certain employment or volunteer applicants to the office for people with developmental disabilities

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 15, 2016 referred to mental health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 08, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.1545
Jun 07, 2016 reported and committed to rules
Jan 25, 2016 reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2016 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 16, 2015 referred to mental health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1659
committee discharged and committed to rules
Apr 29, 2015 reported and committed to finance
Feb 20, 2015 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

Votes

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Jun 8, 2016 - Rules committee Vote

S3847
22
1
committee
22
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 7, 2016 - Finance committee Vote

S3847
32
1
committee
32
Aye
1
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 25, 2016 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S3847
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: Jan 25, 2016

Jun 16, 2015 - Rules committee Vote

S3847
22
0
committee
22
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 29, 2015 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S3847
8
0
committee
8
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: Apr 29, 2015

aye wr (3)

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S3847 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3367
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13.19, Ment Hyg L; amd §837, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6326, A8667
2013-2014: S2301, A865
2017-2018: S6289
2019-2020: S2632

S3847 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of the office for people with developmental disabilities to deny employment or volunteer applications based on a criminal history report for such applicant.

S3847 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3847 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3847

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 20, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop-
  mental Disabilities

AN ACT to amend the  mental  hygiene  law  and  the  executive  law,  in
  relation  to  directing the commissioner of the office for people with
  developmental disabilities to promulgate regulations  authorizing  the
  denial  or disapproval of certain employment or volunteer applications
  following a criminal history report for such applicant

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

  Section  1.    Section  13.19  of the mental hygiene law is amended by
adding a new subdivision (e) to read as follows:
  (E) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL  PROMULGATE  REGULATIONS  (I)  REQUIRING  A
CRIMINAL HISTORY REPORT FOR ANY PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE OR VOLUNTEER IN THE
OFFICE  WHO WILL HAVE REGULAR DIRECT PATIENT CONTACT; AND (II) AUTHORIZ-
ING THE DENIAL OR DISAPPROVAL  OF  ANY  APPLICATION  FOR  EMPLOYMENT  OR
VOLUNTEER  SERVICE  IN  THE OFFICE FOR A POSITION THAT WILL HAVE REGULAR
DIRECT PATIENT CONTACT WHERE A CRIMINAL HISTORY REPORT  CONCERNING  SUCH
PROSPECTIVE  EMPLOYEE  OR VOLUNTEER REVEALS A CONVICTION FOR ANY OFFENSE
THE COMMISSIONER DETERMINES WOULD  MAKE  SUCH  PROSPECTIVE  EMPLOYEE  OR
VOLUNTEER UNFIT FOR EMPLOYMENT BY THE OFFICE.
  S  2.  Subdivision 8-a of section 837 of the executive law, as amended
by chapter 561 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows:
  8-a. Charge a fee when, pursuant to statute or the regulations of  the
division,  it  conducts  a  search  of  its criminal history records and
returns a report thereon in connection with an application  for  employ-
ment  or for a license or permit. The division shall adopt and may, from
time to time, amend a schedule of such fees which shall  be  in  amounts
determined  by  the  division  to  be  reasonably related to the cost of
conducting such searches and returning reports thereon but, in no event,
shall  any  such  fee  exceed  twenty-five  dollars  and  an  additional

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00851-01-5

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