Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||
referred to crime victims, crime and correction
|Jan 26, 2017||
referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Senate Bill S3740
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-S3740 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
- Law Section:
- Correction Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add Art 23-B §§770 - 776, Cor L; amd §296, Exec L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S969, A3363
2017-S3740 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3740 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the correction law and the executive law, in relation to prohibiting colleges from asking about an applicant's prior arrests or convictions during the pre-admissions process PURPOSE : The Fair Access to Education Act is intended to enhance public safety, greater racial fairness, and the economic and social well-being of all New Yorkers by removing needless barriers to higher education faced by people with past criminal justice involvement. The Fair Access to Education Act is named for Vivian Nixon who experienced the devastating impact of criminal history screening in college admissions. After serving time in prison, Vivian was determined to transform her life, and a college education became central to her goal. The first college to which she applied and for which she was academically well qualified denied her admission based upon criminal history screening. Vivian's college application experience is not unique. A growing number of colleges and universities are screening applicants and erecting barriers to admission for people with past criminal justice involvement despite the fact that there is no evidence that doing so makes college campuses safer.
2017-S3740 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3740 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 26, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sens. MONTGOMERY, CARLUCCI, COMRIE, DILAN, HOYLMAN, PARK- ER, PERALTA, PERKINS, PERSAUD, RIVERA, SERRANO -- 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 and the executive law, in relation to prohibiting colleges from asking about an applicant's prior arrests or convictions during the pre-admissions process 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. § 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.
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