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CHAPTER 100 of the LAWS of 2003

AN ACT to amend chapter 147 of the laws of 2001, amending the education law relating to the conditional employment and emergency conditional employment of prospective employees of school districts, boards of cooperative educational services and charter schools, in relation to extending the effectiveness of such chapter; and to amend the education law, in relation to criminal background checks for all personnel employed in the city district

Became a law July 1, 2003, with the approval of the Governor.  Passed by a majority vote, three-fifths being present.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. Section 12 of chapter 147 of the laws of 2001, amending the education law relating to the conditional employment and emergency conditional employment of prospective employees of school districts, boards of cooperative educational services and charter schools, is amended to read as follows:

§ 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of 2000 takes effect, and shall expire July 1, 2005 when  upon such date the provisions of this act shall be deemed repealed.  

§ 2. Subdivision 20 of section 2590-h of the education law, as amended  by chapter 720 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows:

20. Ensure compliance with qualifications established for all personnel employed in the city district, including the taking of fingerprints as a prerequisite for licensure and/or employment of such personnel.  Every set of fingerprints taken pursuant to this subdivision shall be promptly submitted to the division of criminal justice services where it shall be appropriately processed. Furthermore, the division of criminal justice services is authorized to submit the fingerprints to the federal
bureau of investigation for a national criminal history record check.  

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Last Updated: August 9, 2009