|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 12, 2012||committee discharged and committed to rules|
|Feb 21, 2012||notice of committee consideration - requested|
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
senate Bill S6077
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6077 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Correction Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §158, Cor L
S6077 - Summary
Requires the department of corrections and community supervision to place incarcerated parents at correctional institutions and facilities closest to their children's home.
S6077 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6077 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to requiring the department of corrections and community supervision to place incarcerated parents at correctional institutions and facilities closest to their children's home PURPOSE: Requires DOCCS to place persons in correctional facilities located in closest proximity to the primary place of residence of such person's minor child or children. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends section 158 of the correction law as, as added by chapter 788 of the laws of 1968, by designating the opening paragraph as subdivision 1, and adding two new subdivisions 2 and 3. The new subdivision 2 requires the commissioner to place persons in correctional institutions or facilities located in closest proximity to where the inmate's minor child or children reside, provided such placement is appropriate and would facilitate increased contact between the person in prison inmate his/her child(ren), and is in the best interest of the child(ren).
S6077 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ S. 6077 A. 8846 S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y (PREFILED) January 4, 2012 ___________ IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. MONTGOMERY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. N. RIVERA -- read once and referred to the Committee on Correction AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to requiring the depart- ment of corrections and community supervision to place incarcerated parents at correctional institutions and facilities closest to their children's home THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The opening paragraph of section 158 of the correction law, as added by chapter 788 of the laws of 1968, is designated subdivision 1 and two new subdivisions 2 and 3 are added to read as follows: 2. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, IN DETERMINING PLACEMENT FOR A PERSON IN CUSTODY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND COMMUNITY SUPERVISION, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PLACE SUCH PERSON IN THE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION OR FACILITY WHICH IS LOCATED IN CLOSEST PROXIMITY TO THE PRIMARY PLACE OF RESIDENCE OF SUCH PERSON'S MINOR CHILD OR CHILDREN AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION THIRTY-ONE OF SECTION TWO OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW, PROVIDED THAT SUCH PLACEMENT IS SUITABLE AND APPROPRIATE AND WOULD FACILITATE INCREASED CONTACT BETWEEN SUCH PERSON AND HIS OR HER CHILD OR CHILDREN AND IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF SUCH CHILD OR CHILDREN. 3. TO MAKE A DETERMINATION ABOUT WHETHER SUCH PLACEMENT IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF SUCH CHILD OR CHILDREN, PROCEDURES AND CRITERIA FOR ASSESS- ING SUCH PLACEMENT SHALL BE DEVELOPED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND COMMUNITY SUPERVISION IN CONSULTATION WITH THE OFFICE OF PROBATION AND CORRECTIONAL ALTERNATIVES AND THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, IF SUCH PERSON HAS MORE THAN ONE CHILD, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL MAKE A SEPARATE DETERMINATION FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL CHILD. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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