senate Bill S4068

2021-2022 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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Feb 02, 2021 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

S4068 (ACTIVE) - Details

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
2015-2016: S969
2017-2018: S3740
2019-2020: S809

S4068 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S4068 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4068 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4068
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 2, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MYRIE  -- 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.
                                                            LBD08251-01-1

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