STATE OF NEW YORK
2015-2016 Regular Sessions
January 27, 2015
Introduced by M. of A. SKOUFIS, GUNTHER, JAFFEE, CLARK, MURRAY, BRAUN-
STEIN, RUSSELL, MILLER, SCHIMMINGER, COLTON, ZEBROWSKI, CROUCH, FINCH,
ARROYO, HOOPER, BRINDISI, SEPULVEDA, WALTER, MONTESANO, BRABENEC,
LAWRENCE, SALADINO, STIRPE, WOERNER, RAIA -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
of A. BARRON, DUPREY, FRIEND, GIGLIO, LUPINACCI, MAGEE, MARKEY, McKEV-
ITT, PERRY, ROBINSON, SCHIMEL, SIMON, THIELE -- read once and referred
to the Committee on Governmental Operations -- committee discharged,
bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said
committee -- again reported from said committee with amendments,
ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to qualifications to
serve as an emergency medical technician
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 837-s
2 to read as follows:
3 § 837-s. Search for sex offense conviction records of emergency
4 medical technician and other first responder applicants. 1. The chief
5 officer of any volunteer ambulance company, as such term is defined in
6 subdivision two of section three of the volunteer ambulance workers'
7 benefit law, any proprietary ambulance service, or any other ambulance
8 or emergency medical service providing emergency medical care and trans-
9 portation of sick or injured persons to health care facilities, shall
10 notify every new applicant for emergency medical technician, paramedic,
11 certified first responder applicant, or any other applicant who would be
12 responsible for providing emergency medical care and transportation of
13 sick or injured persons to health care facilities, including applicants
14 seeking to transfer from one ambulance company or service to another,
15 that their personally identifying information will be checked against
16 the public records of those individuals required to register under arti-
17 cle six-C of the correction law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.
A. 3590--B 2
1 2. If such applicant desires to proceed, within ten business days of
2 receiving an application, the chief officer shall inquire of the divi-
3 sion as to whether such applicant is required to register by calling the
4 special telephone number established pursuant to section one hundred
5 sixty-eight-p of the correction law. Such chief officer may also check
6 the internet posting subdirectory of level two and three sex offenders
7 established pursuant to section one hundred sixty-eight-q of the
8 correction law.
9 3. Where such search reveals that an applicant is registered under
10 article six-C of the correction law, the chief officer of the ambulance
11 company or service shall determine whether or not such person shall be
12 eligible to be elected or otherwise appointed as a member of such ambu-
13 lance company or service. Such determination shall be made consistent
14 with article twenty-three-A of the correction law and a copy of such
15 article shall be provided to the applicant.
16 § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
17 it shall have become a law.