senate Bill S3747

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires the commissioner of correctional services to permanently terminate the conjugal visit program, commonly known as the family reunion program

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 13, 2012 referred to correction
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 12, 2012 ordered to third reading cal.1188
committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 07, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 16, 2011 referred to correction
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 09, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 04, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 03, 2011 1st report cal.533
Mar 03, 2011 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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Jun 12, 2012 - Rules committee Vote

S3747
14
7
committee
14
Aye
7
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 7, 2012 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S3747
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 7, 2012

aye wr (1)

May 3, 2011 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S3747
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3
committee
9
Aye
3
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: May 3, 2011

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S3747 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8478
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §146, Cor L

S3747 - Bill Texts

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Requires the commissioner of corrections and community supervision to permanently terminate the conjugal visit program, commonly known as the family reunion program; further directs such commissioner to prohibit the establishment of any program designed to provide selected inmates and their families the opportunity to privately meet for an extended period of time.

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BILL NUMBER:S3747 REVISED 03/04/11

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the correction law, in relation to the
commissioner of the department of correction's power to permanently
terminate the conjugal visit program, referred to as the
family reunion program

PURPOSE:
This legislation would eliminate conjugal visits in New York State
correctional facilities by removing the power of the Commissioner of
Corrections to regulate the Family Reunion Program.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
§ 1 amends section 146 of the correction law.

JUSTIFICATION:
In the 2010 New York State budget, then Governor Paterson proposed
$800,000 for conjugal visit trailers at Five points Correctional
Facility. The State of New York cannot reward its most hardened
criminals - criminals who have committed violent and serious crimes -
with conjugal visits.

During these difficult economic times, we must critically examine
every taxpayer dollar that New York State spends in order to find
areas for potential savings. The Family Reunion Program is a costly
and unnecessary prisoner luxury that New York can no longer afford in
this difficult budget year. There is surely a greater need for this
funding elsewhere to maintain critical services for our families and
seniors or to provide much needed property tax relief for homeowners.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  3747

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. NOZZOLIO, BONACIC, LARKIN, RANZENHOFER -- 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 the commissioner of
  the department of correction's  power  to  permanently  terminate  the
  conjugal visit program, referred to as the family reunion program

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

  Section 1.  Section 146 of the correction law is amended by  adding  a
new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  PERMANENTLY TERMINATE THE CONJUGAL VISIT
PROGRAM REFERRED TO AS THE FAMILY REUNION PROGRAM SET FORTH IN PART  TWO
HUNDRED  TWENTY  OF  TITLE  SEVEN  OF THE NEW YORK CODE, RULES AND REGU-
LATIONS.  SUCH COMMISSIONER SHALL FURTHER PROHIBIT THE ESTABLISHMENT  OF
ANY  PROGRAM DESIGNED TO PROVIDE SELECTED INMATES AND THEIR FAMILIES THE
OPPORTUNITY TO MEET PRIVATELY FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03652-02-1

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