senate Bill S744A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes the employment of state and local work release inmates by not-for-profit organizations and public service projects

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 14, 2012 referred to correction
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 13, 2012 advanced to third reading
Mar 12, 2012 2nd report cal.
Mar 07, 2012 1st report cal.319
Jan 04, 2012 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 15, 2011 referred to correction
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 06, 2011 amended on third reading 744a
May 09, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 04, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 03, 2011 1st report cal.527
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

S744A
13
1
committee
13
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Mar 7, 2012

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

S744
12
0
committee
12
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

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S744 - Details

Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§851, 855, 870 & 871, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3409

S744 - Summary

Authorizes the employment of state and local work release inmates by not-for-profit organizations and public service projects; provides that inmates and prisoners may refuse to participate in employment by a not-for-profit organization when such employment is contrary to his or her religious or ideological beliefs.

S744 - Sponsor Memo

S744 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   744

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. YOUNG, RANZENHOFER, SALAND, SEWARD -- 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  authorizing  employ-
  ment by not-for-profit organizations and public service projects under
  the work release program

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 851  of  the  correction  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  60  of  the  laws  of  1994, is amended to read as
follows:
  3. "Work release program" means a program under which eligible inmates
may be granted the privilege of leaving the premises of  an  institution
for  a period not exceeding fourteen hours in any day for the purpose of
on-the-job  training  or   employment,   INCLUDING   EMPLOYMENT   BY   A
NOT-FOR-PROFIT  ORGANIZATION  OR  A  PUBLIC  SERVICE PROJECT, or for any
matter necessary to the furtherance of  any  such  purposes.  No  person
shall  be  released  into a work release program unless prior to release
such person has a reasonable assurance of  a  job  training  program  or
employment. If after release, such person ceases to be employed or ceas-
es  to  participate  in  the training program, the inmate's privilege to
participate in such work release program may be  revoked  in  accordance
with rules and regulations promulgated by the commissioner.
  S  2.  Subdivision 3 of section 851 of the correction law, as added by
chapter 472 of the laws of 1969, is amended to read as follows:
  3. "Work release program" means a program under which eligible inmates
may be granted the privilege of leaving the premises of  an  institution
for the purpose of education, on-the-job training or employment, INCLUD-
ING  EMPLOYMENT  BY  A  NOT-FOR-PROFIT  ORGANIZATION OR A PUBLIC SERVICE
PROJECT.

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

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S744A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§851, 855, 870 & 871, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3409

S744A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the employment of state and local work release inmates by not-for-profit organizations and public service projects; provides that inmates and prisoners may refuse to participate in employment by a not-for-profit organization when such employment is contrary to his or her religious or ideological beliefs.

S744A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S744A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 744--A
    Cal. No. 527

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. YOUNG, LARKIN, MAZIARZ, O'MARA, RANZENHOFER, SALAND,
  SEWARD  --  read  twice  and  ordered  printed, and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and  Correction  --
  reported  favorably  from  said committee, ordered to first and second
  report, ordered to a third reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,
  retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to amend the correction law, in relation to authorizing employ-
  ment by not-for-profit organizations and public service projects under
  the work release program

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  3  of  section 851 of the correction law, as
amended by chapter 60 of the  laws  of  1994,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  3. "Work release program" means a program under which eligible inmates
may  be  granted the privilege of leaving the premises of an institution
for a period not exceeding fourteen hours in any day for the purpose  of
on-the-job   training   or   employment,   INCLUDING   EMPLOYMENT  BY  A
NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION OR A PUBLIC  SERVICE  PROJECT,  or  for  any
matter  necessary  to  the  furtherance  of any such purposes. No person
shall be released into a work release program unless  prior  to  release
such  person  has  a  reasonable  assurance of a job training program or
employment. If after release, such person ceases to be employed or ceas-
es to participate in the training program,  the  inmate's  privilege  to
participate  in  such  work release program may be revoked in accordance
with rules and regulations promulgated by the commissioner.
  S 2. Subdivision 3 of section 851 of the correction law, as  added  by
chapter 472 of the laws of 1969, is amended to read as follows:
  3. "Work release program" means a program under which eligible inmates
may  be  granted the privilege of leaving the premises of an institution

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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