Bill S1554-2011

Provides that purchasers and sellers of real property shall be provided with voter registration forms at closing

Provides that purchasers and sellers of real property shall be provided with voter registration forms at closing.

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  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO JUDICIARY
  • Jan 10, 2011: REFERRED TO JUDICIARY

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BILL NUMBER:S1554

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the development of a comprehensive campus security plan

PURPOSE: To allow security officers more enforcement authority, to expand on existing campus security laws and regulations.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

1) A new section 6435-a is created to require each campus to use its existing advisory committees on campus security to establish a comprehensive security plan. It also requires each campus to establish a relationship with its local police force.

2) The plan must address how the campus will respond to various types of emergencies. It must include law enforcement, emergency medical personnel, the use of various communications monitoring and sensor technology and the mapping of campus grounds and facilities.

3) The plan also requires that each campus conduct emergency/drills, to evaluate such drills against standards that have been developed in consultation with local law enforcement and that have been reviewed by the New York State Police.

4) The bill requires SUNY & CUNY to implement several pilot programs in order to test various technologies related to the identification of security threats and; how to respond to those threats.

5) The legislation also requires each campus to establish a protocol for the reporting of instances when there is a concern regarding the mental health of a student and it also requires that such campus increase the number of mental health counselors and provide funding for SUNY CUNY to increase those numbers.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill is an effort to address campus security issues for.two perspectives. The first is the importance of securing the safety of all students and personnel on a college campus. The second is to ensure that each campus develop a process to handle mental health is sues in a manner consistent with the interests of the individual and his or her privacy and the safety of all college personnel and students. As we learned from the tragic events of Virginia Tech, the security and safety of students and college personnel can be related to the mental health of those on campus.

In order to address these issues this legislation requires that every college develop a comprehensive security plan that includes integration of local law enforcement and emergency medical personnel in response to emergency situations. It also requires that these campuses conduct emergency drills and allow SUNY & CUNY to develop pilot or demonstration

projects to test various technologies that could improve our ability to monitor, identify and respond to security related threats.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12 S.1805; 2009-10 S.876; 2007-08. S.6264-A.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1554 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 10, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sens. ADDABBO, OPPENHEIMER, PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation to providing purchas- ers and sellers of residential real property and cooperative apart- ments with voter registration forms at closing THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The real property law is amended by adding a new section 262 to read as follows: S 262. VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "CLOSING" SHALL MEAN AN IN-PERSON MEETING TO COMPLETE FINAL DOCU- MENTS INCIDENT TO THE PURCHASE AND SALE OF RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY AND COOPERATIVE APARTMENTS, AND THE TERM "SETTLEMENT AGENT" SHALL MEAN THE LENDER IN A NON-CASH TRANSACTION, THE TITLE COMPANY IN A CASH TRANS- ACTION AND THE MANAGING AGENT IN A COOPERATIVE APARTMENT TRANSACTION. 2. EVERY PURCHASER OR SELLER OF REAL PROPERTY IN ATTENDANCE AT A CLOS- ING HELD WITHIN THIS STATE SHALL BE PROVIDED WITH ANY FORMS NECESSARY TO COMPLY WITH THE VOTER REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN ARTICLE FIVE OF THE ELECTION LAW, EXCEPT FOR SELLERS WHO ARE MOVING OUT OF NEW YORK STATE. IF SUCH PURCHASER OR SELLER SHALL NOT BE IN ATTENDANCE AT SUCH CLOSING, SUCH FORMS SHALL BE PROVIDED TO THE REPRESENTATIVE OF SUCH PURCHASER OR SELLER. 3. THE PROVISION OF FORMS REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE MADE BY THE SETTLEMENT AGENT WITHOUT COST OR CHARGE TO THE PURCHASER OR SELLER. 4. EACH COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO COOPERATE WITH SETTLEMENT AGENTS TO CARRY OUT THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION. S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law.

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