senate Bill S230

Requires free distribution of condoms to inmates

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1313
  • 24 / Jun / 2011
    • RECOMMITTED TO RULES
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 21 / Feb / 2012
    • NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • 12 / Mar / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Requires free, routine distribution of condoms to inmates.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S230
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §609, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S1267

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S230

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the correction law, in relation to requiring correctional
facilities to distribute condoms to inmates

PURPOSE:
The purpose of this bill is to require correctional facilities to
distribute condoms to inmates on a regular schedule without the
request of an inmate.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 adds §609 to the Correction Law requiring all correctional
facilities to distribute condoms to inmates on a regular schedule
free of charge and without request by the inmate.

JUSTIFICATION:
While in prison many inmates take part in dangerous sexual activities
that lead to the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. This not
only endangers the inmates but also those who come in contact with
the inmates upon reentry in to society. Regular distribution of
condoms to inmates would cut down on the spread of sexually
transmitted diseases within our prisons thus creating a safer
environment for those inside and outside the prison. Current laws
make sexual activities within a prison illegal therefore an inmate
will not ask for a condom in fear of punishment. For this reason the
distribution of condoms on a regular schedule and without request is
necessary for the safety and well being of our inmates and their
loved ones.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-2010: S.1267 - Died in Committee
2007-2005: S.2015 - Died in Committee
2006: S.4350 - Died in Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

EFFECTIVE DATE: Thirty days after this bill becomes law.

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

                                   230

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MONTGOMERY, DUANE, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER, PARKER
  -- 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 requiring correction-
  al facilities to distribute condoms to inmates

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

  Section 1. The correction law is amended by adding a new  section  609
to read as follows:
  S  609.  DISTRIBUTION OF CONDOMS TO INMATES. THE WARDEN OR SUPERINTEN-
DENT OF EACH OF THE INSTITUTIONS WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE  DEPART-
MENT OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES SHALL REGULARLY DISTRIBUTE CONDOMS FREE OF
CHARGE  TO EACH INMATE IN HIS OR HER CUSTODY. SUCH DISTRIBUTION SHALL BE
PART OF A ROUTINE PROGRAM AND SHALL NOT REQUIRE A REQUEST BY AN INMATE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01398-01-1

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