RE-ENTRY INITIATIVE

LAWS OF NEW YORK, 2008
CHAPTER 465

AN ACT to amend the general business law and the labor law, in relation to the provision of criminal record conviction information in certain instances

Became a law August 5, 2008, with the approval of the Governor.
Passed by a majority vote, three-fifths being present.

EXPLANATION--Matter in italics is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law
to be omitted.

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

Section 1. Subdivision (b) of section 380-c of the general business
law, as added by chapter 867 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as
follows:
(b) The notice required by this section shall be in writing if a writ-
ten application is made by the consumer, or may be in writing or oral in
all other circumstances. Such notice shall inform the consumer that:
(1) an investigative consumer report may be requested on the consumer,
and
(2) the consumer upon written request will be informed whether or not
an investigative consumer report was requested, and if such report was
requested, the name and address of the consumer reporting agency to whom
the request was made. Upon the furnishing to the consumer of the name
and address of the consumer reporting agency to whom the request was
made the consumer shall also be informed he may inspect and receive a
copy of such report by contacting such agency. Additionally, if such
report was requested with respect to an offer of employment the person,
firm, partnership, corporation or other entity requesting such report
shall in such notice also provide the subject of such report with a copy
of article twenty-three-A of the correction law governing the licensure
and employment of persons previously convicted of one or more criminal
offenses.
§ 2. Section 380-g of the general business law is amended by adding a
new subdivision (d) to read as follows:
(d) When a consumer reporting agency provides a consumer report that
contains criminal conviction information, permitted by paragraph one of
subdivision (a) of section three hundred eighty-j of this article, to a
user, the person, firm, corporation or other entity requesting such
report shall provide the subject of such report a printed or electronic
copy of article twenty-three-A of the correction law governing the
licensure and employment of persons previously convicted of one or more
criminal offenses.
§ 3. The labor law is amended by adding a new section 201-f to read as
follows:
§ 201-f. Posting regulations on employment of persons previously
convicted of one or more crimes. Every employer shall post in his or her
establishment, in a place accessible to his or her employees and in a
visually conspicuous manner, a copy of article twenty-three-A of the
correction law and any regulations promulgated pursuant thereto relating
to the licensure and employment of persons previously convicted of one
or more criminal offenses.
§ 4. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.

The Legislature of the STATE OF NEW YORK ss:
Pursuant to the authority vested in us by section 70-b of the Public
Officers Law, we hereby jointly certify that this slip copy of this
session law was printed under our direction and, in accordance with such
section, is entitled to be read into evidence.

JOSEPH L. BRUNO
Temporary President of the Senate
SHELDON SILVER
Speaker of the Assembly