senate Bill S1931

Prohibits work release programs from operating in areas zoned exclusively residential by a municipality

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 14 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 02 / Jun / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.981
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 07 / Jun / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CORRECTION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 01 / May / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE

Summary

Prohibits prison work release programs from operating in areas zoned as exclusively residential by a municipality.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1931
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง852, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S791

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BILL NUMBER:S1931

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the correction law, in relation to work release programs

PURPOSE:
This bill would mandate that work release programs for
inmates shall not be allowed to operate in areas zoned exclusively
residential by a municipality.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1: amends subdivision 3 of
section 852 of the Correction Law, as amended by Chapter 691 of the
Laws of 1997. Work release programs may no longer operate in areas
zoned exclusively residential by municipalities.

JUSTIFICATION:
Due to a multitude of problems with work release
programs for inmates, it is necessary to tighten regulations of such
programs. This bill aims to close a rather troublesome loophole
regarding inmates being released for work programs in residential
areas.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2003-04: S.947 - Passed Senate
2005-06: S.967 Passed Senate
2007-08: Passed Senate.
2009: Advanced to Third Reading, Committed to Rules
2010: Referred to Crime Victims, Crime & Corrections

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately, with provisions.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1931

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ALESI  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims,  Crime  and
  Correction

AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to work release programs

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 852  of  the  correction  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  691  of  the  laws  of 1977, is amended to read as
follows:
  3. Work release programs may be established only at institutions clas-
sified by the commissioner as work release facilities PROVIDED, HOWEVER,
SUCH PROGRAMS SHALL NOT OPERATE IN AREAS ZONED  EXCLUSIVELY  RESIDENTIAL
BY A MUNICIPALITY.  Educational release programs may be established only
at  those  educational  institutions  which  shall  maintain  attendance
records for participating inmates.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately, provided,  however,  that
the  amendments  to  subdivision  3 of section 852 of the correction law
made by section one of this act shall not affect the expiration of  such
section and shall be deemed to expire therewith.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06285-01-1

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