senate Bill S3348

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Feb 01, 2013 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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S3348 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2022
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §624, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S977, A1021
2009-2010: S4367, A7158

S3348 - Summary

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

S3348 - Sponsor Memo

S3348 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3348

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. HASSELL-THOMPSON, DIAZ, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, SAMP-
  SON, STAVISKY -- 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.
                                                           LBD06456-01-3

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