Bill S4211-2011

Allows certain schools to contract with BOCES for criminal background checks

Allows certain schools to contract with BOCES for criminal background checks.

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  • Apr 12, 2011: SUBSTITUTED BY A6611
  • Apr 12, 2011: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.368
  • Apr 12, 2011: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Mar 23, 2011: REFERRED TO EDUCATION

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BILL NUMBER:S4211

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to allowing certain schools to contract with BOCES for criminal background checks

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would allow non-public schools to enter into contracts with BOCES schools for the processing of fingerprints in relation to criminal background checks.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the education law to allow non-public schools to enter into contracts with BOCES schools for the processing of fingerprints in relation to criminal background checks.

JUSTIFICATION: Current law allows non-public schools to contract with BOCES to process pupil personnel records but not to process background checks for teachers. Allowing these schools to contract with BOCES to process fingerprints and criminal background checks would ensure the safety of students. The state must make that all teachers have been properly screened. Non-public schools will pay the costs.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 4211 A. 6611 2011-2012 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y March 23, 2011 ___________
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Educa- tion IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. NOLAN, CUSICK -- read once and referred to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to allowing certain schools to contract with BOCES for criminal background checks THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subparagraph 4 of paragraph h of subdivision 4 of section 1950 of the education law, as added by chapter 113 of the laws of 1972, is amended to read as follows: (4) To enter into contracts with nonpublic schools to provide data processing [service] SERVICES for pupil personnel records and other administrative records of the nonpublic schools AND THE PROCESSING OF FINGERPRINTS UTILIZED IN CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS FOR THOSE NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS THAT ELECT TO REQUIRE SUCH CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION THIRTY OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIVE OF THIS CHAPTER. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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