senate Bill S1328
(D) 25th Senate District
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Creates a temporary state commission to study and investigate issues affecting reentry of inmates released from correctional facilities; provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof; appropriates $250,000 therefor.
TITLE OF BILL:
to create a temporary state commission to study and investigate issues
affecting reentry of inmates released from correctional facilities;
making an appropriation therefor; and providing for the repeal of such
provisions upon expiration thereof
To create a temporary state commission to study existing policies,
laws and programs involving reentry and reintegration of inmates
released from state and local correctional facilities and to make
recommendations based on its findings.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Creates a New York State Criminal Justice Commission on Reentry to
study issues, policies and programs important to the successful
reintegration of people released from state and local correctional
facilities, identify obstacles to reentry and report its findings and
recommendations for legislative action to the Governor and the
The temporary 18-member commission would include three members
appointed by the speaker of the assembly, three members appointed by
the temporary president of the senate, two members appointed by the
minority leader of the senate and two members appointed by the
minority leader of the assembly. Commission members shall be
representative of community-based providers of employment, education,
housing and other services needed by individuals returning to society
from prison as well as criminal justice advocates and academic
professionals in the field of criminal justice.
The remaining members shall be the head of/respective designee of the
Department of Correctional Services, Department of Criminal Justice
Services, Division of Housing and Community Renewal, Department of
Labor, Department of Education, Office of Alcoholism and Substance
Abuse Services, Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives
and the state Division of Parole.
Formerly incarcerated individuals face multiple barriers to their
successful rehabilitation upon release from prison and return to
community life. The availability of comprehensive resources for
individuals who are re-entering community life following time served
in prison does not meet their need for jobs, housing, rehabilitative
and other services to help ensure their successful transition. The
establishment of the New York State Criminal Justice Commission on
Reentry is envisioned to help assess both the short and long term
needs of men and women who are transitioning from prison to community
life and the ability of New York State and community-based agencies
to meet them.
2006: S.5977 - Died in Committee
2008: S.2012 - Died in Committee
2010: S.1269 - Died in Committee
2012: S.106 - Died in Committee
$250,000 is appropriated for the purpose of carrying out the
provisions of this act.
This act shall take effect immediately and shall continue in full
force and effect until December 31 in the year next succeeding the
year in which it shall have become law. Upon such time the provisions
of this act shall expire and be deemed repealed.
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