senate Bill S1327A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides inmates the opportunity to obtain a general equivalency diploma

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 27, 2014 print number 1327a
amend and recommit to crime victims, crime and correction
Jan 08, 2014 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Jan 09, 2013 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Co-Sponsors

S1327 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4106A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §136, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S107A, A5355A
2009-2010: S4793, A3766

S1327 - Summary

Provides inmates the opportunity to obtain a general equivalency diploma; instructs the department of corrections to ensure that academic education programs provide the appropriate curriculum and certified academic staff for GED instruction.

S1327 - Sponsor Memo

S1327 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1327

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MONTGOMERY,  HASSELL-THOMPSON  --  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 providing inmates
  with the opportunity to obtain a general equivalency diploma

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

  Section 1. Section 136 of the correction law, as amended by chapter 98
of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  S 136. Correctional education. 1. The objective of correctional educa-
tion  in  its  broadest sense should be the socialization of the inmates
through varied impressional and expressional activities,  with  emphasis
on  individual  inmate needs. The objective of this program shall be the
return of these inmates to society with a more wholesome attitude toward
living, with a desire to conduct themselves as good citizens,  and  with
the  skill  and  knowledge  which  will give them a reasonable chance to
maintain themselves and their dependents through honest labor.  To  this
end  each  inmate  shall  be  given a program of education which, on the
basis of available data, seems most likely to  further  the  process  of
socialization  and  rehabilitation.  Provided that, the commissioner, in
consultation with the commissioner of education, shall develop a curric-
ula for and require provision of an education program to all inmates, on
a periodic basis, on the consequences  and  prevention  of  shaken  baby
syndrome  which may include the viewing of a video presentation thereon.
The time daily devoted to such education shall be such  as  is  required
for  meeting the above objectives. The director of education, subject to
the direction of  the  commissioner  and  after  consultation  with  the
commissioner of education, shall develop the curricula and the education
programs that are required to meet the special needs of each correction-
al facility in the department. The commissioner of education, in [co-op-

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

Co-Sponsors

S1327A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4106A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §136, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S107A, A5355A
2009-2010: S4793, A3766

S1327A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides inmates the opportunity to obtain a general equivalency diploma; instructs the department of corrections to ensure that academic education programs provide the appropriate curriculum and certified academic staff for GED instruction.

S1327A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1327A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1327--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MONTGOMERY, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HOYLMAN -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction -- recommitted to the Committee
  on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction in accordance with Senate  Rule
  6,  sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the correction law, in  relation  to  providing  inmates
  with the opportunity to obtain a general equivalency diploma

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

  Section 1. Section 136 of the correction law, as amended by chapter 98
of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  S 136. Correctional education. 1. The objective of correctional educa-
tion in its broadest sense should be the socialization  of  the  inmates
through  varied  impressional and expressional activities, with emphasis
on individual inmate needs. The objective of this program shall  be  the
return of these inmates to society with a more wholesome attitude toward
living,  with  a desire to conduct themselves as good citizens, and with
the skill and knowledge which will give  them  a  reasonable  chance  to
maintain  themselves  and their dependents through honest labor. To this
end each inmate shall be given a program  of  education  which,  on  the
basis  of  available  data,  seems most likely to further the process of
socialization and rehabilitation. Provided that,  the  commissioner,  in
consultation with the commissioner of education, shall develop a curric-
ula for and require provision of an education program to all inmates, on
a  periodic  basis,  on  the  consequences and prevention of shaken baby
syndrome which may include the viewing of a video presentation  thereon.
The  time  daily  devoted to such education shall be such as is required
for meeting the above objectives. The director of education, subject  to
the  direction  of  the  commissioner  and  after  consultation with the

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

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