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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
|Jan 31, 2013||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
senate Bill S3318
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S3318 - Details
S3318 - Summary
Provides that persons 19, 20 or 21 years old may be housed with older or younger persons within the correction system.
S3318 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3318 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to the housing of persons nineteen, twenty and twenty-one years of age within the correction department PURPOSE OF BILL: This bill would provide fiscal relief to county correctional facilities that experience capacity problems by providing flexibility to jail administrators in housing inmates who are 19, 20 and 21 years of age. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill would amend Correction Law § 500-b(4) to prohibit local jail administrators from housing persons who are 18 years old and younger with persons who are 22 years old or older, but would allow them to house persons who are 19, 20 or 21 years old with either the older or the younger categories of inmates. It also would make a conforming, technical change to Correction Law § 500-b (13), which allows the State Commission of Correction (SCOC) to issue variances to address emergency overcrowding situations in local jails: Section 2 of the bill contains the effective date. EXISTING LAW: Correction Law § 500-b(4) prohibits a local jail administrator from housing persons who are 15, 17, and 18 years old
S3318 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3318 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 31, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. 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 the housing of persons nineteen, twenty and twenty-one years of age within the correction department THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 4 and 13 of section 500-b of the correction law, subdivision 4 as added by chapter 907 of the laws of 1984 and subdivision 13 as amended by chapter 574 of the laws of 1985, are amended to read as follows: 4. (A) No person under nineteen years of age shall be placed or kept or allowed to be at any time with any prisoner or prisoners [nineteen] TWENTY-TWO years of age or older, in any room, dormitory, cell or tier of the buildings of such institution unless separately grouped to prevent access to persons under nineteen years of age by prisoners [nineteen] TWENTY-TWO years of age or older. (B) PERSONS NINETEEN, TWENTY OR TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE MAY, AT THE DISCRETION OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER, BE PLACED OR KEPT EITHER WITH PERSONS UNDER NINETEEN YEARS OF AGE OR WITH PERSONS TWENTY-TWO YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, PROVIDED HOWEVER THAT IN MAKING THE DECISION ON WHERE TO HOUSE SUCH NINETEEN, TWENTY OR TWENTY-ONE YEAR OLD PERSONS, THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER SHALL CONSIDER ALL OF THE FACTORS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION SEVEN OF THIS SECTION. 13. Where in the opinion of the chief administrative officer an emer- gency overcrowding condition exists in a local correctional facility caused in part by the [prohibition against the commingling of persons under nineteen years of age with persons nineteen years of age or older or the commingling of persons nineteen years of age or older with persons under nineteen years of age] RESTRICTIONS UPON COMMINGLING OF EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06424-01-3
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