senate Bill S3740

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting colleges from asking about an applicant's prior arrests or convictions during the pre-admissions process

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee


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Jan 03, 2018 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Jan 26, 2017 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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S3740 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1792
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:
2013-2014: S6437, A8574
2015-2016: S969, A3363

S3740 - Summary

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

S3740 - Sponsor Memo

S3740 - 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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