Current through 2023 NY Law Chapters 1-49 and 61-104
Section 22 - Fingerprints(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, every applicant for a license, authorization or registration under articles nine, nine-A, eleven-B, twelve-B, twelve-C, twelve-D, twelve-E and thirteen-B of this chapter and every applicant filing an application to acquire control of any licensee or registrant, as the case may be, under such articles shall submit simultaneously with an application, his or her fingerprints in such form and in such manner as specified by the division of criminal justice services, but in any event, no less than two digit imprints. The superintendent shall submit such fingerprints to the division of criminal justice services for the purpose of conducting a criminal history search and returning a report thereon in accordance with the procedures and requirements established by the division pursuant to the provisions of article thirty-five of the executive law, which shall include the payment of the prescribed processing fees. The superintendent shall request that the division submit such fingerprints to the federal bureau of investigation, together with the processing fees prescribed by such bureau, for the purpose of conducting a criminal history search and returning a report thereon. An applicant shall not be required to submit his or her fingerprints as required by this subdivision if such applicant (i) is already subject to regulation by the department and the applicant has submitted such fingerprints to the department, such fingerprints have been submitted to the division of criminal justice services for the purpose of conducting a criminal history search, and a report of such search has been received by the department from such division; or (ii) is subject to regulation by a federal bank regulatory agency and has submitted such fingerprints to such agency which has had a criminal history search conducted of such individual and has shared such information or its determination resulting from such search with the department; or (iii) is an officer or stockholder of a corporation whose common or preferred stock is registered on a national securities exchange, as provided in an act of congress of the United States entitled the "Securities Exchange Act of 1934", approved June sixth, nineteen hundred thirty-four, as amended, or such other exchange or market system as the superintendent shall approve by regulation, and has submitted such fingerprints to such exchange or market system which has had a criminal history search conducted of such individual and has shared such information or its determination resulting from such search with the department; provided, however, that the superintendent may subsequently require such applicant to submit his or her fingerprints if the superintendent has a reasonable basis for updating the information or determination resulting from the report of the criminal history search conducted at the request of such federal banking agency, exchange or market system.(b) The superintendent shall also, concurrent with an investigation of a licensee or registrant, or an authorized individual, pertaining to a violation of this chapter, submit such fingerprints to the division of criminal justice services for the purpose of conducting a criminal history search and returning a report thereon and through the division to the federal bureau of investigation for the purpose of a fingerprint check of such licensee, registrant or authorized individual.(c) For purposes of this section, "applicant" shall include a natural person or such principal, officer, director, trustee or stockholder of any other entity as may be designated by the superintendent. Notwithstanding any other provision of this article, the superintendent shall not access criminal history data or information, unless any agency from which the superintendent receives directly criminal history data or information has entered into a use and dissemination agreement with the superintendent consistent with the provisions of this section.