Village of Freeport, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Freeport; Art. I, 2-4-1985 by L.L. No. 2-1985. Amendments noted where applicable]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Pawnbrokers — See Ch. 151.
Peddlers and solicitors — See Ch. 158.
Places of public assembly — See Ch. 165.
Secondhand dealers — See Ch. 173.
Taxicabs and taxi drivers — See Ch. 188.
[Adopted 2-4-1985 by L.L. No. 2-1985]

§ 70-1 Legislative intent.

This article is enacted in accordance with a policy requirement of the Division of Criminal Justice Services of the State of New York as a prerequisite for the Village Clerk of the Incorporated Village of Freeport to apply to and obtain from the Division of Criminal Justice Services of the State of New York and the Federal Bureau of Investigation the criminal history records of employees and applicants for employment with the Village of Freeport, or any corporation, agency or department thereof, of members and applicants for membership in the Volunteer Fire Department and Special Police or licensees and applicants for licenses or renewals thereof relating to certain activities or occupations licensed or regulated by provisions of the Code of the Village of Freeport, New York, which provisions authorize or require an investigation of the applicant before a license is issued or renewed, including but not limited to the following:
Activity or Occupation to be Licensed
Section of Code of the Village of Freeport
Hawkers and peddlers
§ 158-6
Pawnbrokers
§ 151-1
Place of public assembly
§§ 165-3 and 165-6
Secondhand dealers
§§ 173-2 and 173-4
Taxicab
§§ 188-5 and 188-14
Taxi drivers
§§ 188-5, 188-14 and 188-15

§ 70-2 Criteria.

A. 
In order to determine the kind of past conduct which may preclude a person from employment or the continuation of employment with the Village of Freeport, or any corporation, agency or department thereof, from membership or the continuation of membership in the Volunteer Fire Department and Special Police or from obtaining a license or continuing to hold same or obtaining renewal thereof, the following criteria shall aid in such determination:
(1) 
Whether the person has been convicted of any offense denominated a felony or misdemeanor by and in violation of the laws of the United States or any of its territories or possessions, of another state or of the State of New York or any political subdivision of this state.
(2) 
Whether the person has been found by any court or administrative tribunal of the United States or any of its territories or possessions, of another state or of the State of New York or any political subdivision of this state to have practiced any fraud, deceit or misrepresentation in the conduct of any occupation, business or profession.
(3) 
Whether the person has had his/her license, which was duly issued under any of the chapters of the Code of the Village of Freeport, revoked at any time during the year prior to the time of the application for such license.
(4) 
Whether the person has had his/her license, which was duly issued under any of the chapters of the Code of the Village of Freeport, suspended, and the period of such suspension has not expired at the time of the application for such license.
B. 
For the purposes of this article, the terms "person," "member," "licensee" and "applicant" include any natural person, association, partnership, corporation or other legal entity and also include any principal, agent, fiduciary, partner, officer, director or shareholder where the particular licensing provisions authorize or direct a criminal background investigation of said individuals.
C. 
The criteria set forth in Subsections A and B of this section shall constitute sufficient legal bases for obtaining the criminal history of said person.

§ 70-3 Procedure.

In accordance with the criteria set forth in § 70-2 of this article, the Village Clerk is authorized to secure the fingerprints of the applicant, employee, member or licensee and shall thereupon send the fingerprints, together with a check or money order in the required amount made payable to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services to cover the cost of searching said person's criminal history with the Division and with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to the Division of Criminal Justice Services for the processing and return of a criminal history record.