senate Bill S1488

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the provision of criminal history background checks free of charge to mentoring programs operated by not-for-profit corporations

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 01, 2021 referred to children and families
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 24, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 18, 2021 1st report cal.1127
Jan 12, 2021 referred to children and families

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S1488 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4481
Current Committee:
Assembly Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §390-e, Soc Serv L; amd §837, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6023, A7506

S1488 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the provision of criminal history background checks free of charge to mentoring programs operated by not-for-profit corporations.

S1488 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1488 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1488
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. SERRANO, KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Children  and
   Families
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  social  services  law and the executive law, in
   relation to the provision of criminal history background  checks  free
   of  charge  to  mentoring  programs  operated by not-for-profit corpo-
   rations
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Subdivision 4 of section 390-e of the social services law,
 as added by chapter 459 of the laws of  2006,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   4. Every mentoring program that chooses to apply for a criminal histo-
 ry background check with the division of criminal justice services shall
 obtain  a  set  of fingerprints from each individual for whom a criminal
 background check is to be completed and such  other  information  as  is
 required  by  the  office and the division of criminal justice services.
 For each prospective employee or mentor for whom the  mentoring  program
 completes  a  criminal  background  check,  the  mentoring program shall
 provide the applicant with blank fingerprint cards and a description  of
 how  the  completed fingerprint card will be used upon submission to the
 mentoring program. The mentoring program shall  promptly  transmit  such
 fingerprint  card and the processing fee to the office; PROVIDED, HOWEV-
 ER, IF THE MENTORING PROGRAM IS  OPERATED  BY  A  NOT-FOR-PROFIT  CORPO-
 RATION,  NO  PROCESSING  FEE  SHALL BE IMPOSED FOR A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND
 CHECK. The office shall promptly submit the  fingerprint  card  and  the
 processing  fee,  IF  imposed pursuant to subdivision eight-a of section
 eight hundred thirty-seven of the executive  law,  to  the  division  of
 criminal justice services for its full search and retain processing.
   §  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:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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