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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
|May 02, 2013||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
senate Bill S4966
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S4966 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S4966 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to adequate staffing at correctional facilities SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This legislation amends Section 112 of the Correction Law to require the Commissioner to establish a staffing plan fox all uniformed and non-uniformed staff. This staffing plan shall establish the number of necessary security posts, administrative, programmatic and other positions within the department's correctional facilities and administrative offices. This legislation would also require the Commissioner to provide a copy of the staffing plan to the Chairs of the Senate Finance, Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections, Assembly Ways and Means and Assembly Correction Committees by December 31 of each year. In the event the Department deviates from the staffing plan, the Commissioner shall provide details on why the staffing plan was not implemented as required by this legislation. JUSTIFICATION: Current law allows the Commissioner to establish staffing protocols according to his general powers and duties to manage correctional
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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