senate Bill S977

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Increases access to substance abuse programming for prisoners whose first language is not English

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 12, 2012 committee discharged and committed to rules
notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2012 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Jan 05, 2011 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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S977 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1021
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง624, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4367, A7158

S977 - Summary

Increases access to substance abuse programming for prisoners whose first language is not English.

S977 - Sponsor Memo

S977 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   977

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  HASSELL-THOMPSON, DIAZ, OPPENHEIMER -- 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 increasing access  to
  substance  abuse programming for prisoners whose first language is not
  English

  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 624
to read as follows:
  S 624. ACCESS TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAMMING  FOR  CERTAIN  PRISONERS.
THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL TAKE STEPS TO ENSURE THAT PRISONERS WHOSE FIRST
LANGUAGE IS NOT ENGLISH ARE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND, PARTICIPATE AND COMPLETE
SUBSTANCE ABUSE  PROGRAMS  PROVIDED  IN  THE  PRISONS.  SUCH  STEPS  MAY
INCLUDE,  BUT  NEED NOT BE LIMITED TO, INCREASED EMPLOYMENT OF BILINGUAL
SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELORS AND PROGRAM  STAFF,  TRANSLATION  OF  PROGRAM
CONTENT  AND MATERIALS, TARGETED PROGRAMS FOR NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING PRIS-
ONERS AND OTHER STRATEGIES DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER  IN  CONSULTA-
TION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04526-01-1

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