senate Bill S4367

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Increases access to substance abuse programming for prisoners whose first language is not English

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 15, 2010 reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2010 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
May 05, 2009 reported and committed to finance
Apr 22, 2009 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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Mar 15, 2010 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S4367
9
4
committee
9
Aye
4
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Mar 15, 2010

aye wr (1)

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S4367 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7158
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง624, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S977, A1021
2013-2014: S3348, A2022
2015-2016: S2042, A5931
2017-2018: S3344, A3192
2019-2020: S2200, A3204

S4367 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases access to substance abuse programming for prisoners whose first language is not English.

S4367 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4367 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4367

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 22, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HASSELL-THOMPSON -- 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 increasing access to
  substance abuse programming for prisoners whose first language is  not
  English

  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  624
to read as follows:
  S  624.  ACCESS  TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAMMING FOR CERTAIN PRISONERS.
THE COMMISSIONER SHALL TAKE STEPS TO ENSURE THAT PRISONERS  WHOSE  FIRST
LANGUAGE IS NOT ENGLISH ARE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND, PARTICIPATE AND COMPLETE
SUBSTANCE  ABUSE  PROGRAMS  PROVIDED  IN  THE  PRISONS.  SUCH  STEPS MAY
INCLUDE, BUT NEED NOT BE LIMITED TO, INCREASED EMPLOYMENT  OF  BILINGUAL
SUBSTANCE  ABUSE  COUNSELORS  AND  PROGRAM STAFF, TRANSLATION OF PROGRAM
CONTENT AND MATERIALS, TARGETED PROGRAMS FOR NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING  PRIS-
ONERS  AND  OTHER STRATEGIES DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER IN CONSULTA-
TION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10557-01-9

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