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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
senate Bill S1407
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
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S1407 - Details
S1407 - Summary
Establishes the department of corrections and community supervision shall provide an inmate, upon his or her discharge, with educational information about the prevention of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), instructions about how to obtain free HIV testing and referrals to community-based HIV prevention, education and counseling resources.
S1407 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1407 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention PURPOSE: To require information regarding HIV testing, counseling and education to be provided to persons upon release from a state correctional facility. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Sections 1 of the bill amends the correction law by adding a new section to require that inmates being released from state correctional facilities be provided with information about the prevention of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and instructions about how to obtain free HIV testing upon release, including contact information for HIV counseling and testing service providers. JUSTIFICATION: Prisons are breeding grounds for infectious diseases, namely HIV and AIDS. Such is evident in the AIDS rate in state and federal prisons, which is seven times higher than in the general U.S. population. Between 1995 and 1999, the HIV infection rate in Federal and State prisons rose from 1,500 to 25,757 according to the U.S. Department of Justice. As of 2001, New York State has the largest known infection rate of 7,000 inmates.
S1407 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1407 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. MONTGOMERY, ESPAILLAT, KRUEGER, PARKER, PERKINS -- 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 human immunodeficien- cy virus (HIV) prevention 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 76 to read as follows: S 76. HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV) PREVENTION. UPON DISCHARGE OF AN INMATE FROM A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROVIDE SUCH INMATE WITH EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PREVENTION OF HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV) INFECTION, INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT HOW TO OBTAIN FREE HIV TESTING UPON RELEASE, INCLUDING CONTACT INFORMATION FOR HIV COUNSELING AND TESTING SERVICE PROVIDERS LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OR CITY IN WHICH SUCH INMATE INTENDS TO RESIDE UPON RELEASE, AND REFERRALS TO COMMUNITY-BASED HIV PREVENTION, EDUCATION AND COUNSELING RESOURCES LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OR CITY IN WHICH SUCH INMATE INTENDS TO RESIDE UPON RELEASE. S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04047-01-3
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