senate Bill S1328

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Creates a temporary state commission to study and investigate issues affecting reentry of inmates released from correctional facilities; appropriation

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to finance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to finance

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S1328 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Appropriations
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S106
2009-2010: S1269

S1328 - Summary

Creates a temporary state commission to study and investigate issues affecting reentry of inmates released from correctional facilities; provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof; appropriates $250,000 therefor.

S1328 - Sponsor Memo

S1328 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1328

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MONTGOMERY, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER, PARKER, SAMP-
  SON,  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to create a temporary state commission to study  and  investigate
  issues affecting reentry of inmates released from correctional facili-
  ties;  making  an appropriation therefor; and providing for the repeal
  of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  A temporary state commission, to be known as the New York
state criminal justice commission on reentry (hereinafter "commission"),
is hereby created to study issues, including  relevant  statutes,  regu-
lations  and  existing  programs involving reentry and re-integration of
inmates released from  state  and  local  correctional  facilities.  The
commission shall investigate all factors that impede successful re-inte-
gration  into  society  and obviate the concept of a second chance.  The
commission shall analyze the impact of existing policies  on  successful
reentry, identify specific obstacles to re-integration and compare poli-
cies  of this state to those of other states and the federal government.
The commission shall collect data from state and  federal  agencies  and
may analyze any current research deemed relevant and appropriate.
  S  2.  a. The commission shall consist of eighteen members as follows:
three members shall be appointed by the speaker of the  assembly;  three
members shall be appointed by the temporary president of the senate; two
members shall be appointed by the minority leader of the senate; and two
members  shall  be  appointed  by  the  minority leader of the assembly.
Members so appointed shall be representative of community based  provid-
ers of employment, education, housing and other services needed by indi-
viduals  returning  to  society from prison, criminal justice advocates,
and academic professionals in the field of criminal justice. The remain-
ing members shall be the heads of the following departments or  agencies
or  their respective designees: the department of correctional services,
the department of criminal justice services, the division of housing and

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