Bill S2398-2009

Permits correction officers to be color blind

Permits correction officers to be color blind.

Details

Actions

  • Feb 24, 2010: referred to correction
  • Feb 24, 2010: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Feb 24, 2010: PASSED SENATE
  • Feb 8, 2010: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Feb 2, 2010: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Feb 1, 2010: 1ST REPORT CAL.73
  • Jan 6, 2010: REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • Jul 16, 2009: COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Mar 11, 2009: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Mar 10, 2009: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Mar 9, 2009: 1ST REPORT CAL.96
  • Feb 19, 2009: REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction - Feb 1, 2010
Ayes (13): Montgomery, Kruger, Sampson, Duane, Serrano, Aubertine, Foley, Golden, Nozzolio, Volker, Maziarz, Little, Winner
Nays (1): Hassell-Thompson

Memo

 BILL NUMBER:  S2398

TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the correction law, in relation to permitting correction officers to be color blind

PURPOSE : Permits correction officers to be color blind.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 amends the correction law by adding a new section 22-b to qualify applicants who would so otherwise be disqualified because of their color blindness.

EXISTING LAW : None.

JUSTIFICATION : Individuals who would otherwise be qualified to be a correctional officer are denied this opportunity due to being color blind. Operations within correctional facilities are managed through careful procedures and do not require the correctional officer to distinguish color significance as police often utilize in their duties. Removing this requirement will grant correctional facilities the ability to select higher qualified individuals who would have normally been disqualified by this requirement.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : S.5450 of 2007/2008

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None.

EFFECTIVE DATE : This act shall take effect immediately.

Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2398 2009-2010 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 19, 2009 ___________
Introduced by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- 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, in relation to permitting correction officers to be color blind 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 section 22-b to read as follows: S 22-B. FURTHER QUALIFICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT AS A CORRECTION OFFICER. EVERY APPLICANT FOR EMPLOYMENT AS A CORRECTION OFFICER WHO IS QUALIFIED FOR SUCH EMPLOYMENT SHALL BE DEEMED QUALIFIED EVEN IF SUCH APPLICANT IS COLOR BLIND. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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