senate Bill S107A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides inmates the opportunity to obtain a general equivalency diploma

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  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 07, 2012 defeated in crime victims, crime and correction
Feb 21, 2012 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2012 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Dec 21, 2011 print number 107a
amend and recommit to crime victims, crime and correction
Mar 29, 2011 defeated in crime victims, crime and correction
Feb 28, 2011 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 05, 2011 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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Mar 7, 2012 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S107A
5
8
committee
5
Aye
8
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Mar 7, 2012

aye wr (1)

Mar 29, 2011 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S107
3
8
committee
3
Aye
8
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

Original
A (Active)
Original
A (Active)

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S107 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5355A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §136, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4793, A3766

S107 - Summary

Provides inmates the opportunity to obtain a general equivalency diploma; instructs the department of corrections to ensure that academic education programs provide the appropriate curriculum and certified academic staff for GED instruction.

S107 - Sponsor Memo

S107 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   107

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MONTGOMERY,  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 providing inmates
  with the opportunity to obtain a general equivalency diploma

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

  Section 1. Section 136 of the correction law, as amended by chapter 98
of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  S 136. Correctional education. 1. The objective of correctional educa-
tion  in  its  broadest sense should be the socialization of the inmates
through varied impressional and expressional activities,  with  emphasis
on  individual  inmate needs. The objective of this program shall be the
return of these inmates to society with a more wholesome attitude toward
living, with a desire to conduct themselves as good citizens,  and  with
the  skill  and  knowledge  which  will give them a reasonable chance to
maintain themselves and their dependents through honest labor.  To  this
end  each  inmate  shall  be  given a program of education which, on the
basis of available data, seems most likely to  further  the  process  of
socialization  and  rehabilitation.  Provided that, the commissioner, in
consultation with the commissioner of education, shall develop a curric-
ula for and require provision of an education program to all inmates, on
a periodic basis, on the consequences  and  prevention  of  shaken  baby
syndrome  which may include the viewing of a video presentation thereon.
The time daily devoted to such education shall be such  as  is  required
for  meeting the above objectives. The director of education, subject to
the direction of  the  commissioner  and  after  consultation  with  the
commissioner of education, shall develop the curricula and the education
programs that are required to meet the special needs of each correction-
al facility in the department. The commissioner of education, in [co-op-

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

Co-Sponsors

S107A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5355A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §136, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4793, A3766

S107A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides inmates the opportunity to obtain a general equivalency diploma; instructs the department of corrections to ensure that academic education programs provide the appropriate curriculum and certified academic staff for GED instruction.

S107A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S107A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 107--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MONTGOMERY,  HASSELL-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  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the correction law, in relation to providing inmates
  with the opportunity to obtain a general equivalency diploma

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

  Section 1. Section 136 of the correction law, as amended by chapter 98
of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  S 136. Correctional education. 1. The objective of correctional educa-
tion  in  its  broadest sense should be the socialization of the inmates
through varied impressional and expressional activities,  with  emphasis
on  individual  inmate needs. The objective of this program shall be the
return of these inmates to society with a more wholesome attitude toward
living, with a desire to conduct themselves as good citizens,  and  with
the  skill  and  knowledge  which  will give them a reasonable chance to
maintain themselves and their dependents through honest labor.  To  this
end  each  inmate  shall  be  given a program of education which, on the
basis of available data, seems most likely to  further  the  process  of
socialization  and  rehabilitation.  Provided that, the commissioner, in
consultation with the commissioner of education, shall develop a curric-
ula for and require provision of an education program to all inmates, on
a periodic basis, on the consequences  and  prevention  of  shaken  baby
syndrome  which may include the viewing of a video presentation thereon.
The time daily devoted to such education shall be such  as  is  required
for  meeting the above objectives. The director of education, subject to
the direction of  the  commissioner  and  after  consultation  with  the
commissioner of education, shall develop the curricula and the education

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

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