STATE OF NEW YORK
2023-2024 Regular Sessions
March 20, 2023
Introduced by M. of A. SEAWRIGHT -- read once and referred to the
Committee on People with Disabilities
AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to permitting
certain previous criminal history information provided to satisfy
certain criminal background checks for certain employees
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Section 16.33 of the mental hygiene law is amended by
2 adding a new subdivision (c) to read as follows:
3 (c) Where the division of criminal justice services has provided crim-
4 inal history information within the previous twelve months to any state
5 agency for any individual subject to subdivision (a) of this section who
6 is a current employee of the office or an office-approved provider, of
7 an office of children and family services licensed or certified program,
8 of an office of addiction services and supports certified, funded or
9 authorized program, or of an office of mental health licensed, funded or
10 approved program, such information shall be used to satisfy the require-
11 ments of this section.
12 § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
13 it shall have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.