senate Bill S6725A

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Relates to the collection of census data

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 08, 2010 print number 6725a
Jun 08, 2010 amend and recommit to crime victims, crime and correction
Feb 01, 2010 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Co-Sponsors

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S6725 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9834A
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §71, Cor L; amd §83-m, Leg L; amd §10, Munic Home R L

S6725 - Summary

Relates to the collection of census data.

S6725 - Sponsor Memo

S6725 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6725

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2010
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SCHNEIDERMAN -- 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, the legislative law, and the munici-
  pal home rule law, in relation to the collection of census data

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds that for purposes
of determining legislative districts, incarcerated  persons  in  correc-
tional facilities in this state have been classified as residents of the
districts  where they are incarcerated rather than as residents of their
places of residence prior to incarceration. Article 2, section 4 of  the
New York constitution requires that for the purpose of voting, no person
shall be deemed to have gained or lost a residence while confined in any
public prison.  Likewise, subdivision 1 of section 5-104 of the election
law  directs  that  for  the purpose of registering and voting no person
shall be deemed to have gained or lost a residence while confined in any
public prison. Despite these provisions, the legislature finds that  the
decennial  census does not provide the information necessary to allocate
incarcerated persons to their residences prior  to  incarceration.  This
legislation is intended to facilitate the proper allocation of incarcer-
ated  persons to their residences prior to incarceration for purposes of
determining legislative districts, without  requiring  revision  of  the
enumeration of the decennial census.
  S  2.  Section  71  of  the  correction law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 8 to read as follows:
  8. (A) IN EACH YEAR IN WHICH THE FEDERAL DECENNIAL CENSUS IS TAKEN BUT
IN WHICH THE UNITED STATES BUREAU OF THE CENSUS DOES NOT  REPORT  INCAR-
CERATED  PERSONS  AT  EACH  SUCH  PERSON'S  RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS PRIOR TO
INCARCERATION, THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONAL  SERVICES  SHALL  BY  JULY
FIRST  OF  THAT SAME YEAR DELIVER TO THE LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON DEMO-
GRAPHIC RESEARCH AND REAPPORTIONMENT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION FOR  EACH
INCARCERATED PERSON SUBJECT TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE DEPARTMENT:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15664-02-0

Co-Sponsors

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S6725A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9834A
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §71, Cor L; amd §83-m, Leg L; amd §10, Munic Home R L

S6725A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the collection of census data.

S6725A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6725A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6725--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2010
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. SCHNEIDERMAN, ADAMS, BRESLIN, DILAN, DUANE, ESPADA,
  HASSELL-THOMPSON, HUNTLEY, KLEIN, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, ONORATO, OPPEN-
  HEIMER, PARKER, PERALTA, PERKINS, SAVINO, SERRANO, SQUADRON, STAVISKY,
  STEWART-COUSINS, THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and  when
  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and
  Correction -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the correction law, the legislative law, and the munici-
  pal home rule law, in relation to the collection of census data

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds that for purposes
of  determining  legislative  districts, incarcerated persons in correc-
tional facilities in this state have been classified as residents of the
districts where they are incarcerated rather than as residents of  their
places  of residence prior to incarceration. Article 2, section 4 of the
New York constitution requires that for the purpose of voting, no person
shall be deemed to have gained or lost a residence while confined in any
public prison.  Likewise, subdivision 1 of section 5-104 of the election
law directs that for the purpose of registering  and  voting  no  person
shall be deemed to have gained or lost a residence while confined in any
public  prison. Despite these provisions, the legislature finds that the
decennial census does not provide the information necessary to  allocate
incarcerated  persons  to their residences prior to incarceration in the
manner that the foregoing provisions of the  constitution  and  laws  of
this state require. This legislation is intended to facilitate the prop-
er  allocation  of  incarcerated  persons  to  their residences prior to
incarceration for purposes of determining legislative districts, without
requiring revision of the enumeration of the decennial census.
  S 2. Section 71 of the correction law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision 8 to read as follows:
  8. (A) IN EACH YEAR IN WHICH THE FEDERAL DECENNIAL CENSUS IS TAKEN BUT
IN  WHICH  THE  UNITED  STATES BUREAU OF THE CENSUS DOES NOT IMPLEMENT A
POLICY OF REPORTING INCARCERATED PERSONS AT EACH SUCH PERSON'S  RESIDEN-

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

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