senate Bill S4966

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires adequate staffing at correctional facilities

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    • Passed Assembly
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Jan 08, 2014 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
May 02, 2013 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

S4966 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4590
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง112, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A1792
2009-2010: A3494

S4966 - Summary

Requires the commissioner of corrections and community supervision to establish a staffing plan for all uniformed and non-uniformed employees; further requires adequate staffing at correctional facilities.

S4966 - Sponsor Memo

S4966 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4966

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- 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 adequate staffing at
  correctional facilities

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

  Section 1. Section 112 of the correction law, as amended by section 19
of  subpart A of part C of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011, is amended to
read as follows:
  S 112. Powers and duties  of  commissioner  relating  to  correctional
facilities   and   community   supervision.   1.  The  commissioner  [of
corrections and community supervision] shall have  the  superintendence,
management  and control of the correctional facilities in the department
and of the inmates confined therein, and of all matters relating to  the
government, discipline, policing, contracts and fiscal concerns thereof.
HE OR SHE SHALL HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT ADEQUATE STAFFING
EXISTS  AT  EVERY  CORRECTIONAL  FACILITY PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWO OF
THIS SECTION. He or she shall have the power and it shall be his or  her
duty to inquire into all matters connected with said correctional facil-
ities.  He or she shall make such rules and regulations, not in conflict
with the statutes of this state, for the government of the officers  and
other  employees  of  the department assigned to said facilities, and in
regard to the duties to be performed by them, and for the government and
discipline of each correctional facility, as he or she may deem  proper,
and  shall cause such rules and regulations to be recorded by the super-
intendent of the facility, and a copy thereof to be  furnished  to  each
employee  assigned  to  the  facility.  He or she shall also prescribe a
system of accounts and records to be kept at each correctional facility,
which system shall be uniform at all of said facilities, and he  or  she
shall  also  make  rules and regulations for a record of photographs and

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01772-02-3

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