Bill S5827A-2013

Relates to the fingerprinting of applicants for employment at school districts

Relates to the fingerprinting of applicants for employment at school districts.

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  • Jun 20, 2014: RECOMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jun 11, 2014: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1336
  • Jun 11, 2014: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jan 23, 2014: PRINT NUMBER 5827A
  • Jan 23, 2014: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • Jan 8, 2014: returned to senate
  • Jan 8, 2014: died in assembly
  • Jun 20, 2013: referred to codes
  • Jun 20, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 20, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 20, 2013: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1517
  • Jun 17, 2013: REFERRED TO RULES

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BILL NUMBER:S5827A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring the fingerprinting of prospective employees of certain schools, phasing-in a requirement that all fingerprints submitted by prospective employees and applicants for certification be electronically submitted, authorizing boards of cooperative educational services to conduct fingerprinting for non-component districts, special education schools, and applicants for certification, strengthening identification verification practices at fingerprinting sites for the purpose of conducting criminal history record checks and enhancing existing statutory mechanisms to expedite the removal of persons who commit fingerprint fraud; and to amend chapter 147 of the laws of 2001, amending the education law relating to conditional appointment of school district, charter school or BOCES employees, in relation to making permanent certain provisions relating to conditional clearances for employment

PURPOSE OF THE BILL:

To ensure the integrity of criminal background checks of prospective school district employees who are required to be fingerprinted before being hired

SUMMARY OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE BILL:

Section 1 of the bill would amend paragraphs a and b of subdivision 30 of section 305 of the Education Law to make the provisions that require the Commissioner of Education, to promulgate regulations for fingerprinting prospective employees. This section and sections 9 through 12, 14, 15, 17 and 18 would amend Education Law 1604(39)(a), 1790(39)(a), 1804(9) (a), 1950(4) (a), 2503(18) (a), 2554(25) (a), 2854(3) (a-2) (i) and 3004-b(1) to require prospective employees and applicants for certification to be fingerprinted by authorized personnel at designated fingerprinting entities approved by the department, using electronic scanning. It also requires the Commissioner to establish minimum standards and procedures for identification verification to be followed at fingerprinting sites, including a requirement that the prospective employee show two forms of identification to authorized personnel, one of which shall be an official government issued photo identification. The prospective employee must then sign a sworn statement verifying his/her identity and the authorized personnel must sign an affidavit, on a form prescribed by the Commissioner, attesting that he/she verified the photo identification presented and witnessed the employee's signature. The bill would require these records to be retained as business records as defined in subdivision two of section 175.00 of the penal Law for the duration of the individual's employment in a manner prescribed by the Commissioner.

Section 2 of the bill amends paragraph a of subdivision 39 of section 1604 of the education law.

Section 3 amends paragraph a of subdivision 39 of section 1709 of the education law.

Section 4 amends paragraph a of subdivision 9 of section 1804 of the education law.

Section 5 amends subparagraph a of paragraph 11 of subdivision 4 of section 1950 of the education law.

Section 6 amends subdivision 4 of section 1950 of the education law.

Section 7 amends paragraph a of subdivision 18 of section 2503 of the education law.

Section 8 amends paragraph a of subdivision 25 of section 2554.

Section 9 amends subparagraph (i) of paragraph (a-2) of subdivision 3 of section 2854 of the education law

Section 10 amends subdivision 1 of section 3004-b of the education law. Section 11 amends subdivision 1 of section 3035 of the education law.

Section 12 directs the commissioner of education, in consultation with the department of criminal justice to conduct a study.

Section 13 provides that the commissioner of education is authorized to promulgate any and all rules and regulations and take any other measures necessary to implement the provisions of this act.

Section 15 outlines the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

Over the past decade, several pieces of legislation have been enacted to require prospective employees in various settings to be fingerprinted for the purpose of conducting criminal history record checks. In each case, the primary purpose of such legislation is either to protect children or other vulnerable populations from exposure to individuals whose criminal records indicate that they may pose a threat to the health and safety of those in their custody or care or with whom they have direct contact, or to protect valuable resources against the risk of theft. Currently, however, there are gaps in the coverage of these criminal history record check requirements and the protections they provide. This bill seeks to address those gaps.

PHASING-IN REQUIREMENT FOR ELECTRONIC FINGERPRINTS:

Generally, fingerprints are collected across the state at school districts, BOCES, colleges and universities, and law enforcement agencies. Fingerprints are received by the Department in two formats: hard cards containing fingerprints that are collected through the "ink and roll" method and mailed, and scanned fingerprint images captured on a scanner and transmitted electronically via a server. All fingerprint images are delivered by the Department to the state DUB to conduct a state criminal history records check and to forward them to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for processing against their criminal record repository.

The Department has taken steps to better ensure the security of fingerprints in recent years by growing the number of fingerprints collected electronically. Approximately 75 percent of fingerprints are collected electronically, which reduces the opportunity for the integrity of fingerprints to be compromised.

While the vast majority of fingerprints received by the Department are transmitted electronically, prospective employees and certificate applicants continue to be able to submit fingerprints on cards using the "ink and roll" method. This bill would phase-in electronic fingerprinting to better reduce the opportunity for tampering because electronic fingerprints are transmitted automatically to the Department via a secure server, whereas "ink and roll" fingerprints are mailed.

EXPANDING ACCESS TO FINGERPRINTING SITES THROUGH THE USE OF BOCES:

The bill would also expand access to fingerprinting sites. Current law limits the ability of BOCES to collect fingerprints to prospective employees of component districts. In order to ensure broad access across the state to electronic fingerprint technology, this bill allows BOCES to process fingerprints to be utilized in criminal history record checks for prospective employees of nonpublic elementary and secondary school, charter schools, and fingerprints for applicants for teacher or administrator certification and for applicants for a charter as a charter. school. The bill provides protection to component school districts by requiring such services to be paid at cost and prohibiting the BOCES from charging any costs incurred in providing such services to its component school districts.

While the vast majority of fingerprints received by the Department are transmitted electronically, prospective employees and certificate applicants continue to be able to submit fingerprints on cards using the "ink and roll" method. By requiring electronic fingerprinting, the Department would reduce the opportunity for tampering because electronic fingerprints are transmitted automatically to the Department via a secure server, whereas "ink and roll" fingerprints are mailed.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5827--A 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE June 17, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sens. FLANAGAN, BOYLE, DeFRANCISCO, FELDER, HANNON, LANZA, LARKIN, LAVALLE, MARTINS, MAZIARZ, RANZENHOFER, YOUNG, ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules -- recommitted to the Committee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit- tee AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring the finger- printing of prospective employees of certain schools, phasing-in a requirement that all fingerprints submitted by prospective employees and applicants for certification be electronically submitted, author- izing boards of cooperative educational services to conduct finger- printing for non-component districts, special education schools, and applicants for certification, strengthening identification verifica- tion practices at fingerprinting sites for the purpose of conducting criminal history record checks and enhancing existing statutory mech- anisms to expedite the removal of persons who commit fingerprint fraud; and to amend chapter 147 of the laws of 2001, amending the education law relating to conditional appointment of school district, charter school or BOCES employees, in relation to making permanent certain provisions relating to conditional clearances for employment THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraphs (a) and (b) of subdivision 30 of section 305 of the education law, paragraph (a) and the opening paragraph and subpara- graph (i) of paragraph (b) as amended by chapter 630 of the laws of 2006, paragraph (b) as added by chapter 180 of the laws of 2000, are amended to read as follows: (a) The commissioner, in cooperation with the division of criminal justice services and in accordance with all applicable provisions of law, shall promulgate rules and regulations to require the fingerprint-
ing of prospective employees, as defined in section eleven hundred twen- ty-five of this chapter, of school districts, charter schools and boards of cooperative educational services and authorizing the fingerprinting of prospective employees of nonpublic and private elementary and second- ary schools, and for the use of information derived from searches of the records of the division of criminal justice services and the federal bureau of investigation based on the use of such fingerprints. The commissioner shall also develop a form for use by school districts, charter schools, boards of cooperative educational services, and nonpub- lic and private elementary and secondary schools in connection with the submission of fingerprints that contains the specific job title sought and any other information that may be relevant to consideration of the applicant. PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING OUT-OF-STATE APPLICANTS TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, SHALL BE FINGERPRINTED BY AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL AT DESIGNATED FINGERPRINTING ENTITIES APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT, USING ELECTRONIC SCANNING TECHNOLOGY APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT. OUT-OF-STATE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES WHO SUBMIT FINGERPRINT CARDS AND ARE NOT FINGER- PRINTED ELECTRONICALLY PURSUANT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL BE FINGERPRINTED ELECTRONICALLY PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT WITHIN THE STATE. IN ADDITION TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS PARAGRAPH, THE COMMIS- SIONER SHALL ESTABLISH MINIMUM STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES FOR IDENTIFICA- TION VERIFICATION TO BE FOLLOWED AT FINGERPRINTING SITES, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION IN REGULATIONS OF THE COMMIS- SIONER. PRIOR TO INITIATING THE FINGERPRINTING PROCESS AND IN THE PRES- ENCE OF AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL, A PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE SHALL SIGN A SWORN STATEMENT PREPARED BY THE DEPARTMENT VERIFYING THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOY- EE'S IDENTITY AND PRESENT TWO FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION, ONE OF WHICH SHALL BE AN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO IDENTIFICATION CAPABLE OF BEING VERIFIED. A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE SHALL BE TAKEN BY AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL AND AFFIXED TO THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE'S SIGNED, SWORN STATEMENT. UPON COMPLETION OF THE FINGERPRINTING PROCESS, THE AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL SHALL SIGN AN AFFIDAVIT, ON A FORM PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER, ATTESTING THAT HE OR SHE VERIFIED THE PHOTO IDEN- TIFICATION PRESENTED, WITNESSED THE SIGNATURE AND PROCESSED THE FINGER- PRINTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER AND THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT. THESE RECORDS SHALL BE RETAINED AS BUSINESS RECORDS AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION 175.00 OF THE PENAL LAW FOR THE DURATION OF THE INDIVIDUAL'S EMPLOYMENT IN A MANNER PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER. The commissioner shall also establish a form for the recordation of allegations of child abuse in an educational setting, as required pursuant to section eleven hundred twenty-six of this chapter. No person who has been fingerprinted pursuant to section three thousand four-b of this chapter or pursuant to section five hundred nine-cc or twelve hundred twenty-nine-d of the vehicle and traffic law and whose fingerprints remain on file with the division of criminal justice services shall be required to undergo fingerprinting for purposes of a new criminal history record check. This subdivision and the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto shall not apply to a school district within a city with a population of one million or more. (b) The commissioner, in cooperation with the division of criminal justice services, shall promulgate a form to be provided to all such prospective employees of school districts, charter schools, boards of cooperative educational services, and nonpublic and private elementary and secondary schools that elect to fingerprint and seek clearance for prospective employees that shall:
(i) inform the prospective employee that the commissioner is required or authorized to request his or her criminal history information from the division of criminal justice services and the federal bureau of investigation and review such information pursuant to this section, and provide a description of the manner in which his or her [fingerprint cards] FINGERPRINTS will be TAKEN AND used upon submission to the divi- sion of criminal justice services; (ii) inform the prospective employee that he or she has the right to obtain, review and seek correction of his or her criminal history infor- mation pursuant to regulations and procedures established by the divi- sion of criminal justice services. S 2. Paragraph a of subdivision 39 of section 1604 of the education law, as amended by chapter 147 of the laws of 2001, is amended to read as follows: a. Shall require, for purposes of a criminal history record check, the fingerprinting of all prospective employees pursuant to section three thousand thirty-five of this chapter, who do not hold valid clearance pursuant to such section or pursuant to section three thousand four-b of this chapter or section five hundred nine-cc or twelve hundred twenty- nine-d of the vehicle and traffic law. Prior to initiating the finger- printing process, the prospective employer shall furnish the applicant with the form described in paragraph (c) of subdivision thirty of section three hundred five of this chapter and shall obtain the appli- cant's consent to the criminal history records search. PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING OUT-OF-STATE APPLICANTS TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, SHALL BE FINGERPRINTED BY AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL AT DESIGNATED FINGER- PRINTING ENTITIES APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT, USING ELECTRONIC SCANNING TECHNOLOGY APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT. OUT-OF-STATE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOY- EES WHO SUBMIT FINGERPRINT CARDS AND ARE NOT FINGERPRINTED ELECTRON- ICALLY PURSUANT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL BE FINGER- PRINTED ELECTRONICALLY PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT WITHIN THE STATE. IN ADDITION TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS PARAGRAPH, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH MINIMUM STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES FOR IDENTIFICATION VERIFICATION TO BE FOLLOWED AT FINGERPRINTING SITES, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION IN REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER. PRIOR TO INITIATING THE FINGERPRINTING PROCESS AND IN THE PRESENCE OF AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL, A PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE SHALL SIGN A SWORN STATEMENT PREPARED BY THE DEPARTMENT VERIFYING THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE'S IDENTITY AND PRESENT TWO FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION, ONE OF WHICH SHALL BE AN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO IDENTIFICATION CAPABLE OF BEING VERIFIED. A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE SHALL BE TAKEN BY AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL AND AFFIXED TO THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE'S SIGNED, SWORN STATEMENT. UPON COMPLETION OF THE FINGERPRINTING PROCESS, THE AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL SHALL SIGN AN AFFIDAVIT, ON A FORM PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER, ATTESTING THAT HE OR SHE VERIFIED THE PHOTO IDENTIFICATION PRESENTED, WITNESSED THE SIGNATURE AND PROCESSED THE FINGERPRINTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER AND THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT. THESE RECORDS SHALL BE RETAINED AS BUSINESS RECORDS AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION 175.00 OF THE PENAL LAW FOR THE DURATION OF THE INDIVIDUAL'S EMPLOYMENT IN A MANNER PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER. Every set of fingerprints taken pursuant to this subdivision shall be promptly submitted to the commissioner for purposes of clearance for employment. S 3. Paragraph a of subdivision 39 of section 1709 of the education law, as amended by chapter 147 of the laws of 2001, is amended to read as follows:
a. Shall require, for purposes of a criminal history record check, the fingerprinting of all prospective employees pursuant to section three thousand thirty-five of this chapter, who do not hold valid clearance pursuant to such section or pursuant to section three thousand four-b of this chapter or section five hundred nine-cc or twelve hundred twenty- nine-d of the vehicle and traffic law. Prior to initiating the finger- printing process, the prospective employer shall furnish the applicant with the form described in paragraph (c) of subdivision thirty of section three hundred five of this chapter and shall obtain the appli- cant's consent to the criminal history records search. PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING OUT-OF-STATE APPLICANTS TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, SHALL BE FINGERPRINTED BY AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL AT DESIGNATED FINGER- PRINTING ENTITIES APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT, USING ELECTRONIC SCANNING TECHNOLOGY APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT. OUT-OF-STATE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOY- EES WHO SUBMIT FINGERPRINT CARDS AND ARE NOT FINGERPRINTED ELECTRON- ICALLY PURSUANT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL BE FINGER- PRINTED ELECTRONICALLY PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT WITHIN THE STATE. IN ADDITION TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS PARAGRAPH, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH MINIMUM STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES FOR IDENTIFICATION VERIFICATION TO BE FOLLOWED AT FINGERPRINTING SITES, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION IN REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER. PRIOR TO INITIATING THE FINGERPRINTING PROCESS AND IN THE PRESENCE OF AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL, A PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE SHALL SIGN A SWORN STATEMENT PREPARED BY THE DEPARTMENT VERIFYING THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE'S IDENTITY AND PRESENT TWO FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION, ONE OF WHICH SHALL BE AN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO IDENTIFICATION CAPABLE OF BEING VERIFIED. A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE SHALL BE TAKEN BY AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL AND AFFIXED TO THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE'S SIGNED, SWORN STATEMENT. UPON COMPLETION OF THE FINGERPRINTING PROCESS, THE AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL SHALL SIGN AN AFFIDAVIT, ON A FORM PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER, ATTESTING THAT HE OR SHE VERIFIED THE PHOTO IDENTIFICATION PRESENTED, WITNESSED THE SIGNATURE AND PROCESSED THE FINGERPRINTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER AND THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT. THESE RECORDS SHALL BE RETAINED AS BUSINESS RECORDS AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION 175.00 OF THE PENAL LAW FOR THE DURATION OF THE INDIVIDUAL'S EMPLOYMENT IN A MANNER PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER. Every set of fingerprints taken pursuant to this subdivision shall be promptly submitted to the commissioner for purposes of clearance for employment. S 4. Paragraph a of subdivision 9 of section 1804 of the education law, as amended by chapter 147 of the laws of 2001, is amended to read as follows: a. The board of education shall, for purposes of a criminal history record check, require the fingerprinting of all prospective employees pursuant to section three thousand thirty-five of this chapter, who do not hold valid clearance pursuant to such section or pursuant to section three thousand four-b of this chapter or section five hundred nine-cc or twelve hundred twenty-nine-d of the vehicle and traffic law. Prior to initiating the fingerprinting process, the prospective employer shall furnish the applicant with the form described in paragraph (c) of subdi- vision thirty of section three hundred five of this chapter and shall obtain the applicant's consent to the criminal history records search. PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING OUT-OF-STATE APPLICANTS TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, SHALL BE FINGERPRINTED BY AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL AT DESIG- NATED FINGERPRINTING ENTITIES APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT, USING ELEC- TRONIC SCANNING TECHNOLOGY APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT. OUT-OF-STATE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES WHO SUBMIT FINGERPRINT CARDS AND ARE NOT FINGER-
PRINTED ELECTRONICALLY PURSUANT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL BE FINGERPRINTED ELECTRONICALLY PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT WITHIN THE STATE. IN ADDITION TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS PARAGRAPH, THE COMMIS- SIONER SHALL ESTABLISH MINIMUM STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES FOR IDENTIFICA- TION VERIFICATION TO BE FOLLOWED AT FINGERPRINTING SITES, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION IN REGULATIONS OF THE COMMIS- SIONER. PRIOR TO INITIATING THE FINGERPRINTING PROCESS AND IN THE PRES- ENCE OF AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL, A PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE SHALL SIGN A SWORN STATEMENT PREPARED BY THE DEPARTMENT VERIFYING THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOY- EE'S IDENTITY AND PRESENT TWO FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION, ONE OF WHICH SHALL BE AN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO IDENTIFICATION CAPABLE OF BEING VERIFIED. A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE SHALL BE TAKEN BY AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL AND AFFIXED TO THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE'S SIGNED, SWORN STATEMENT. UPON COMPLETION OF THE FINGERPRINTING PROCESS, THE AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL SHALL SIGN AN AFFIDAVIT, ON A FORM PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER, ATTESTING THAT HE OR SHE VERIFIED THE PHOTO IDEN- TIFICATION PRESENTED, WITNESSED THE SIGNATURE AND PROCESSED THE FINGER- PRINTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER AND THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT. THESE RECORDS SHALL BE RETAINED AS BUSINESS RECORDS AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION 175.00 OF THE PENAL LAW FOR THE DURATION OF THE INDIVIDUAL'S EMPLOYMENT IN A MANNER PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER. Every set of fingerprints taken pursuant to this subdivi- sion shall be promptly submitted to the commissioner for purposes of clearance for employment. S 5. Subparagraph a of paragraph ll of subdivision 4 of section 1950 of the education law, as amended by chapter 147 of the laws of 2001, is amended to read as follows: a. Shall require, for purposes of a criminal history record check, the fingerprinting of all prospective employees pursuant to section three thousand thirty-five of this chapter, who do not hold valid clearance pursuant to such section or pursuant to section three thousand four-b of this chapter or section five hundred nine-cc or twelve hundred twenty- nine-d of the vehicle and traffic law. Prior to initiating the finger- printing process, the prospective employer shall furnish the applicant with the form described in paragraph (c) of subdivision thirty of section three hundred five of this chapter and shall obtain the appli- cant's consent to the criminal history records search. PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING OUT-OF-STATE APPLICANTS TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, SHALL BE FINGERPRINTED BY AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL AT DESIGNATED FINGER- PRINTING ENTITIES APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT, USING ELECTRONIC SCANNING TECHNOLOGY APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT. OUT-OF-STATE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOY- EES WHO SUBMIT FINGERPRINT CARDS AND ARE NOT FINGERPRINTED ELECTRON- ICALLY PURSUANT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBPARAGRAPH SHALL BE FING- ERPRINTED ELECTRONICALLY PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT WITHIN THE STATE. IN ADDITION TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBPARAGRAPH, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH MINIMUM STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES FOR IDENTIFICATION VERIFICATION TO BE FOLLOWED AT FINGERPRINTING SITES, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION IN REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER. PRIOR TO INITIATING THE FINGERPRINTING PROCESS AND IN THE PRESENCE OF AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL, A PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE SHALL SIGN A SWORN STATE- MENT PREPARED BY THE DEPARTMENT VERIFYING THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE'S IDENTITY AND PRESENT TWO FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION, ONE OF WHICH SHALL BE AN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO IDENTIFICATION CAPABLE OF BEING VERIFIED. A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE SHALL BE TAKEN BY AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL AND AFFIXED TO THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE'S SIGNED, SWORN STATEMENT. UPON COMPLETION OF THE FINGERPRINTING PROCESS, THE
AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL SHALL SIGN AN AFFIDAVIT, ON A FORM PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER, ATTESTING THAT HE OR SHE VERIFIED THE PHOTO IDENTIFI- CATION PRESENTED, WITNESSED THE SIGNATURE AND PROCESSED THE FINGERPRINTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER AND THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT. THESE RECORDS SHALL BE RETAINED AS BUSINESS RECORDS AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION 175.00 OF THE PENAL LAW FOR THE DURATION OF THE INDIVIDUAL'S EMPLOYMENT IN A MANNER PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER. Every set of fingerprints taken pursuant to this paragraph shall be promptly submitted to the commissioner for purposes of clear- ance for employment. S 6. Subdivision 4 of section 1950 of the education law is amended by adding a new paragraph oo to read as follows: OO. TO PROCESS FINGERPRINTS TO BE UTILIZED IN CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS FOR PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES OF NONPUBLIC ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS, NON-COMPONENT SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CHARTER SCHOOLS PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION THIRTY OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED FIVE OF THIS CHAPTER AND TO ENTER CONTRACTS WITH SUCH SCHOOLS FOR SUCH PURPOSE, AND TO PROCESS FING- ERPRINTS FOR CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS SEARCHES PURSUANT TO SECTION THREE THOUSAND THIRTY-FIVE OF THIS CHAPTER FOR APPLICANTS FOR TEACHER CERTIF- ICATION AND FOR APPLICANTS FOR A CHARTER AS A CHARTER SCHOOL PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED FIFTY-TWO OF THIS CHAP- TER. SUCH PROCESSING SERVICES SHALL BE PROVIDED AT COST AND THE BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES SHALL NOT BE AUTHORIZED TO CHARGE ANY COSTS INCURRED IN PROVIDING SUCH SERVICES TO ITS COMPONENT SCHOOL DISTRICTS. THE BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES ARE HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO DO AND PERFORM ANY AND ALL ACTS NECESSARY OR CONVENIENT IN RELATION TO THE PROVISION OF SUCH SERVICES. S 7. Paragraph a of subdivision 18 of section 2503 of the education law, as amended by chapter 147 of the laws of 2001, is amended to read as follows: a. Shall require, for purposes of a criminal history record check, the fingerprinting of all prospective employees pursuant to section three thousand thirty-five of this chapter, who do not hold valid clearance pursuant to such section or pursuant to section three thousand four-b of this chapter or section five hundred nine-cc or twelve hundred twenty- nine-d of the vehicle and traffic law. Prior to initiating the finger- printing process, the prospective employer shall furnish the applicant with the form described in paragraph (c) of subdivision thirty of section three hundred five of this chapter and shall obtain the appli- cant's consent to the criminal history records search. Every set of fingerprints taken pursuant to this subdivision shall be promptly submitted to the commissioner for purposes of clearance for employment. PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING OUT-OF-STATE APPLICANTS TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, SHALL BE FINGERPRINTED BY AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL AT DESIG- NATED FINGERPRINTING ENTITIES APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT, USING ELEC- TRONIC SCANNING TECHNOLOGY APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT. OUT-OF-STATE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES WHO SUBMIT FINGERPRINT CARDS AND ARE NOT FINGER- PRINTED ELECTRONICALLY PURSUANT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL BE FINGERPRINTED ELECTRONICALLY PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT WITHIN THE STATE. IN ADDITION TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS PARAGRAPH, THE COMMIS- SIONER SHALL ESTABLISH MINIMUM STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES FOR IDENTIFICA- TION VERIFICATION TO BE FOLLOWED AT FINGERPRINTING SITES, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION IN REGULATIONS OF THE COMMIS- SIONER. PRIOR TO INITIATING THE FINGERPRINTING PROCESS AND IN THE PRES- ENCE OF AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL, A PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE SHALL SIGN A SWORN STATEMENT PREPARED BY THE DEPARTMENT VERIFYING THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOY-
EE'S IDENTITY AND PRESENT TWO FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION, ONE OF WHICH SHALL BE AN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO IDENTIFICATION CAPABLE OF BEING VERIFIED. A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE SHALL BE TAKEN BY AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL AND AFFIXED TO THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE'S SIGNED, SWORN STATEMENT. UPON COMPLETION OF THE FINGERPRINTING PROCESS, THE AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL SHALL SIGN AN AFFIDAVIT, ON A FORM PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER, ATTESTING THAT HE OR SHE VERIFIED THE PHOTO IDEN- TIFICATION PRESENTED, WITNESSED THE SIGNATURE AND PROCESSED THE FINGER- PRINTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER AND THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT. THESE RECORDS SHALL BE RETAINED AS BUSINESS RECORDS AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION 175.00 OF THE PENAL LAW FOR THE DURATION OF THE INDIVIDUAL'S EMPLOYMENT IN A MANNER PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER. S 8. Paragraph a of subdivision 25 of section 2554 of the education law, as amended by section 2 of chapter 91 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows: a. Shall require, for purposes of a criminal history record check, the fingerprinting of all prospective employees pursuant to section three thousand thirty-five of this chapter, who do not hold valid clearance pursuant to such section or pursuant to section three thousand four-b of this chapter or section five hundred nine-cc or twelve hundred twenty- nine-d of the vehicle and traffic law. Prior to initiating the finger- printing process, the prospective employer shall furnish the applicant with the form described in paragraph (c) of subdivision thirty of section three hundred five of this chapter and shall obtain the appli- cant's consent to the criminal history records search. Every set of fingerprints taken pursuant to this subdivision shall be promptly submitted to the commissioner for purposes of clearance for employment. PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING OUT-OF-STATE APPLICANTS TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, SHALL BE FINGERPRINTED BY AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL AT DESIG- NATED FINGERPRINTING ENTITIES APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT, USING ELEC- TRONIC SCANNING TECHNOLOGY APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT. OUT-OF-STATE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES WHO SUBMIT FINGERPRINT CARDS AND ARE NOT FINGER- PRINTED ELECTRONICALLY PURSUANT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL BE FINGERPRINTED ELECTRONICALLY PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT WITHIN THE STATE. IN ADDITION TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS PARAGRAPH, THE COMMIS- SIONER SHALL ESTABLISH MINIMUM STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES FOR IDENTIFICA- TION VERIFICATION TO BE FOLLOWED AT FINGERPRINTING SITES, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION IN REGULATIONS OF THE COMMIS- SIONER. PRIOR TO INITIATING THE FINGERPRINTING PROCESS AND IN THE PRES- ENCE OF AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL, A PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE SHALL SIGN A SWORN STATEMENT PREPARED BY THE DEPARTMENT VERIFYING THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOY- EE'S IDENTITY AND PRESENT TWO FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION, ONE OF WHICH SHALL BE AN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO IDENTIFICATION CAPABLE OF BEING VERIFIED. A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE SHALL BE TAKEN BY AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL AND AFFIXED TO THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE'S SIGNED, SWORN STATEMENT. UPON COMPLETION OF THE FINGERPRINTING PROCESS, THE AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL SHALL SIGN AN AFFIDAVIT, ON A FORM PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER, ATTESTING THAT HE OR SHE VERIFIED THE PHOTO IDEN- TIFICATION PRESENTED, WITNESSED THE SIGNATURE AND PROCESSED THE FINGER- PRINTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER AND THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT. THESE RECORDS SHALL BE RETAINED AS BUSINESS RECORDS AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION 175.00 OF THE PENAL LAW FOR THE DURATION OF THE INDIVIDUAL'S EMPLOYMENT IN A MANNER PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
S 9. Subparagraph (i) of paragraph (a-2) of subdivision 3 of section 2854 of the education law, as amended by chapter 147 of the laws of 2001, is amended to read as follows: (i) The board of trustees of a charter school shall require, for purposes of a criminal history record check, the fingerprinting of all prospective employees pursuant to section three thousand thirty-five of this chapter, who do not hold valid clearance pursuant to such section or pursuant to section three thousand four-b of this chapter or section five hundred nine-cc or twelve hundred twenty-nine-d of the vehicle and traffic law. Prior to initiating the fingerprinting process, the prospective employer shall furnish the applicant with the form described in paragraph (c) of subdivision thirty of section three hundred five of this chapter and shall obtain the applicant's consent to the criminal history records search. PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING OUT-OF-STATE APPLICANTS TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, SHALL BE FINGERPRINTED BY AUTHOR- IZED PERSONNEL AT DESIGNATED FINGERPRINTING ENTITIES APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT, USING ELECTRONIC SCANNING TECHNOLOGY APPROVED BY THE DEPART- MENT. OUT-OF-STATE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES WHO SUBMIT FINGERPRINT CARDS AND ARE NOT FINGERPRINTED ELECTRONICALLY PURSUANT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBPARAGRAPH SHALL BE FINGERPRINTED ELECTRONICALLY PRIOR TO EMPLOY- MENT WITHIN THE STATE. IN ADDITION TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBPARA- GRAPH, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH MINIMUM STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES FOR IDENTIFICATION VERIFICATION TO BE FOLLOWED AT FINGERPRINTING SITES, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION IN REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER. PRIOR TO INITIATING THE FINGERPRINTING PROCESS AND IN THE PRESENCE OF AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL, A PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE SHALL SIGN A SWORN STATEMENT PREPARED BY THE DEPARTMENT VERIFYING THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE'S IDENTITY AND PRESENT TWO FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION, ONE OF WHICH SHALL BE AN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO IDENTIFICATION CAPA- BLE OF BEING VERIFIED. A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE SHALL BE TAKEN BY AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL AND AFFIXED TO THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE'S SIGNED, SWORN STATEMENT. UPON COMPLETION OF THE FINGERPRINTING PROCESS, THE AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL SHALL SIGN AN AFFIDAVIT, ON A FORM PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER, ATTESTING THAT HE OR SHE VERIFIED THE PHOTO IDEN- TIFICATION PRESENTED, WITNESSED THE SIGNATURE AND PROCESSED THE FINGER- PRINTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER AND THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT. THESE RECORDS SHALL BE RETAINED AS BUSINESS RECORDS AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION 175.00 OF THE PENAL LAW FOR THE DURATION OF THE INDIVIDUAL'S EMPLOYMENT IN A MANNER PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER. Every set of fingerprints taken pursuant to this paragraph shall be promptly submitted to the commissioner for purposes of clear- ance for employment. S 10. Subdivision 1 of section 3004-b of the education law, as sepa- rately amended by chapters 147 and 380 of the laws of 2001, is amended to read as follows: 1. Criminal history records search. Upon receipt of an application for certification as a superintendent of schools, teacher, administrator or supervisor, teaching assistant or school personnel required to hold a teaching or administrative license or certificate, the commissioner shall, subject to the rules and regulations of the division of criminal justice services, initiate a criminal history records search of the person making application, except that nothing in this section shall be construed to require a criminal history record check of an individual who holds a valid provisional certificate on the effective date of this section and applies for permanent certification in the same certificate title, or of an individual who applies for a temporary license to serve
in the city school district of the city of New York and has been cleared for licensure and/or employment by such city school district pursuant to subdivision twenty of section twenty-five hundred ninety-h of this chap- ter. Prior to initiating the fingerprinting process, the commissioner shall furnish the applicant with the form described in paragraph (c) of subdivision thirty of section three hundred five of this chapter and shall obtain the applicant's consent to the criminal history records search. APPLICANTS FOR CERTIFICATION, WHO ARE REQUIRED TO BE FINGER- PRINTED UNDER THIS SECTION, INCLUDING OUT-OF-STATE APPLICANTS TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, SHALL BE FINGERPRINTED BY AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL AT DESIGNATED FINGERPRINTING ENTITIES APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT, USING ELECTRONIC SCANNING TECHNOLOGY APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT. OUT-OF-STATE APPLICANTS WHO SUBMIT FINGERPRINT CARDS AND ARE NOT FINGERPRINTED ELEC- TRONICALLY PURSUANT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE FINGERPRINTED ELECTRONICALLY PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT WITHIN THE STATE. IN ADDITION TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH MINIMUM STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES FOR IDENTIFICATION VERIFICA- TION TO BE FOLLOWED AT FINGERPRINTING SITES, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION IN REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER. PRIOR TO INITIATING THE FINGERPRINTING PROCESS AND IN THE PRESENCE OF AUTHOR- IZED PERSONNEL, AN APPLICANT SHALL SIGN A SWORN STATEMENT PREPARED BY THE DEPARTMENT VERIFYING THE APPLICANT'S IDENTITY AND PRESENT TWO FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION, ONE OF WHICH SHALL BE AN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO IDENTIFICATION CAPABLE OF BEING VERIFIED. A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE APPLICANT SHALL BE TAKEN BY AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL AND AFFIXED TO THE APPLICANT'S SIGNED, SWORN STATEMENT. UPON COMPLETION OF THE FINGER- PRINTING PROCESS, THE AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL SHALL SIGN AN AFFIDAVIT, ON A FORM PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER, ATTESTING THAT HE OR SHE VERIFIED THE PHOTO IDENTIFICATION PRESENTED, WITNESSED THE SIGNATURE AND PROC- ESSED THE FINGERPRINTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER AND THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT. THESE RECORDS SHALL BE RETAINED AS BUSI- NESS RECORDS AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION 175.00 OF THE PENAL LAW FOR THE DURATION OF THE INDIVIDUAL'S EMPLOYMENT IN A MANNER PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER. The commissioner shall obtain from each applicant ONE SET, OR WHERE NECESSARY, two sets of fingerprints and the division of criminal justice services processing fee imposed pursuant to subdivision eight-a of section eight hundred thirty-seven of the execu- tive law and any fee imposed by the federal bureau of investigation. The commissioner shall promptly transmit such fingerprints and fees to the division of criminal justice services for its full search and retain processing. The division of criminal justice services is authorized to submit the fingerprints and the appropriate fee to the federal bureau of investigation for a national criminal history record check. The division of criminal justice services and the federal bureau of investigation shall forward such criminal history record to the commissioner in a timely manner. For the purposes of this section the term "criminal history record" shall mean a record of all convictions of crimes and any pending criminal charges maintained on an individual by the division of criminal justice services and the federal bureau of investigation. In addition, upon request from an applicant who has applied for employment with the city school district of the city of New York, the commissioner shall have the authority to forward a copy of such criminal history record to the city school district of the city of New York by the most expeditious means available. Furthermore, upon notification that such applicant is employed by the city school district of the city of New York, the division of criminal justice services shall have the authority
to provide subsequent criminal history notifications directly to the city school district of the city of New York. Upon request from an applicant who has already been cleared for licensure and/or employment by the city school district of the city of New York, such school district shall have the authority to forward a copy of the applicant's criminal history record to the commissioner, by the most expeditious means available, for the purposes of this section. Furthermore, upon notification that such applicant has been certified, the division of criminal justice services shall have the authority to provide subsequent criminal history notifications directly to the commissioner. All such criminal history records processed and sent pursuant to this subdivision shall be confidential pursuant to the applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations, and shall not be published or in any way disclosed to persons other than the commissioner, unless otherwise authorized by law. No cause of action against the department or the division of criminal justice services for damages related to the dissem- ination of criminal history records pursuant to this subdivision shall exist when the department or division of criminal justice services has reasonably and in good faith relied upon the accuracy and completeness of criminal history information furnished to it by qualified agencies. The provision of such criminal history record by the division of crimi- nal justice services shall be subject to the provisions of subdivision sixteen of section two hundred ninety-six of the executive law. The commissioner shall consider such criminal history record pursuant to article twenty-three-A of the correction law. S 11. Subdivision 1 of section 3035 of the education law, as amended by chapter 630 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows: 1. The commissioner shall submit to the division of criminal justice services ONE SET OR WHERE NECESSARY, two sets of fingerprints of prospective employees as defined in subdivision three of section eleven hundred twenty-five of this chapter received from a school district, charter school or board of cooperative educational services and of prospective employees received from nonpublic and private elementary and secondary schools pursuant to title two of this chapter, and the divi- sion of criminal justice services processing fee imposed pursuant to subdivision eight-a of section eight hundred thirty-seven of the execu- tive law and any fee imposed by the federal bureau of investigation. The division of criminal justice services and the federal bureau of investi- gation shall forward such criminal history record to the commissioner in a timely manner. For the purposes of this section, the term "criminal history record" shall mean a record of all convictions of crimes and any pending criminal charges maintained on an individual by the division of criminal justice services and the federal bureau of investigation. All such criminal history records sent to the commissioner pursuant to this subdivision shall be confidential pursuant to the applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations, and shall not be published or in any way disclosed to persons other than the commissioner, unless otherwise authorized by law. S 12. The commissioner of education, in consultation with the depart- ment of criminal justice, shall conduct a study or studies (1) of the feasibility and desirability of aligning the fingerprinting process used for criminal history records checks for employment in school districts and boards of cooperative educational services and for certification as a teacher or administrator, to the statewide vendor managed network administered by the division of criminal justice services, and (2) establishing a new fingerprinting process using the statewide vendor
managed network administered by the division of criminal justice services for criminal history records checks for licensed professionals under title VIII of the education law. The commissioner of education shall submit a report to the board of regents, the governor and the legislature by no later than January 15, 2015, with recommendations, including appropriate actions that would need to be taken to align the existing fingerprinting process and to establish a new fingerprinting process for licensed professionals under title VIII of the education law with the statewide system and any estimated costs and/or savings associ- ated with movement to the statewide system. S 13. The commissioner of education is authorized to promulgate any and all rules and regulations and take any other measures necessary to implement the provisions of this act on its effective date on or before such date. S 14. Section 12 of chapter 147 of the laws of 2001, amending the education law relating to conditional appointment of school district, charter school or BOCES employees, as amended by section 32 of part A of chapter 57 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows: S 12. This act shall take effect on the same date as chapter 180 of the laws of 2000 takes effect[, and shall expire July 1, 2014 when upon such date the provisions of this act shall be deemed repealed]. S 15. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law.

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