Bill S3305-2013

Permits correction officers to be color blind

Permits correction officers to be color blind.

Details

Actions

  • Mar 24, 2014: referred to correction
  • Mar 24, 2014: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Mar 24, 2014: PASSED SENATE
  • Mar 4, 2014: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Mar 3, 2014: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Feb 27, 2014: 1ST REPORT CAL.196
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • Jan 8, 2014: returned to senate
  • Jan 8, 2014: died in assembly
  • May 30, 2013: referred to correction
  • May 30, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • May 30, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Feb 28, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Feb 27, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Feb 12, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.88
  • Jan 31, 2013: REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction - Feb 12, 2013
Ayes (11): Gallivan, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Griffo, Little, Maziarz, Nozzolio, Ritchie, Hoylman, Peralta, Rivera
Nays (2): Hassell-Thompson, Montgomery
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction - Feb 27, 2014
Ayes (12): Gallivan, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Griffo, Little, Maziarz, Nozzolio, Ritchie, Montgomery, Hoylman, Peralta, Rivera
Nays (1): Hassell-Thompson

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3305

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 S.2398 of 2009/2010 S.474 of 2011/2012

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3305 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 31, 2013 ___________
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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