senate Bill S1284

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides for notice of availability of services to prisoners upon their release from state prison

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 04, 2012 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Jan 06, 2011 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

S1284 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง76, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1352B

S1284 - Summary

Provides for notice by commissioner of correctional services of availability of medical, educational and other services, including alcohol and substance abuse treatment, to prisoners upon their release from state prison.

S1284 - Sponsor Memo

S1284 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1284

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DUANE  -- 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 services for inmates
  of state correctional facilities upon their release therefrom

  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 76 to
read as follows:
  S  76.  NOTICE  OF  TRANSITIONAL  SERVICES  FOR  INMATES RELEASED FROM
CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES. 1. PRIOR TO THE RELEASE OF  AN  INMATE  FROM  A
CORRECTIONAL  FACILITY,  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL PROVIDE SUCH INMATE WITH
INFORMATION ON TRANSITIONAL SERVICES AVAILABLE IN  THE  COUNTY  OR  CITY
WHERE  SUCH  INMATE  IS SCHEDULED TO BE RELEASED. SUCH INFORMATION SHALL
INCLUDE REFERRALS TO PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO  PROMOTE  THE  SUCCESSFUL  AND
PRODUCTIVE REENTRY AND REINTEGRATION OF AN INMATE INTO SOCIETY INCLUDING
MEDICAL  AND  MENTAL  HEALTH  SERVICES,  HIV/AIDS SERVICES, EDUCATIONAL,
VOCATIONAL AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES, ALCOHOL OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT
AND HOUSING SERVICES. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL MAINTAIN A  CURRENT  LIST  OF
TRANSITIONAL  SERVICES  WHICH  SHALL BE UPDATED NO LESS THAN ANNUALLY IN
ORDER TO EFFECTUATE THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION.
  2. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL CONSULT WITH, AND BE ENTITLED TO RECEIVE THE
ASSISTANCE OF, THE COMMISSIONERS OF  EDUCATION,  LABOR,  HEALTH,  MENTAL
HEALTH  AND  THE  OFFICE  OF  TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE IN THE
IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS SECTION. THE DIVISION OF PAROLE SHALL ASSIST  THE
DEPARTMENT  IN  ANY  MANNER  NECESSARY  TO  ENSURE THAT THE PURPOSES AND
OBJECTIVES OF THIS SECTION ARE EFFECTIVELY ACCOMPLISHED.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition,  amend-
ment  and/or repeal of any rules or regulations necessary for the imple-
mentation of the foregoing section of this act on its effective date  is
authorized to be made on or before such effective date.

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

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