|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 03, 2014||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
|Sep 16, 2013||referred to rules|
senate Bill S5933
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S5933 - Details
S5933 - Summary
Requires the commissioner of correctional services to enter into agreements with counties and the city of New York to take custody of inmates serving a definite sentence of more than 90 days to alleviate overcrowding in local correctional facilities.
S5933 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S5933 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to agreements for custody of definite sentence inmates PURPOSE: Requires the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections to enter into agreements to house local inmates when the State Commission on Corrections determines it necessary to alleviate overcrowding at local correctional facilities. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends Section 91 of the Correction Law, effective September 1, 2011, requiring counties to pay the cost of treatment, maintenance and custody of an inmate housed in a state facility when the State Commission on Corrections deems it necessary to alleviate overcrowding in a local facility. Allows for the issuance of waivers, the continuation of agreements between counties and for the city of New York to enter into agreements with any counties to alleviate overcrowding. Once the State Commission on Corrections makes a determination that local inmates should be housed in a State facility pursuant to an agreement, the State Commission on Corrections can no longer mandate that a locality construct new facilities.
S5933 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5933 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E September 16, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to agreements for custo- dy of definite sentence inmates THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 91 of the correction law, as amended by section 5 of part H of chapter 56 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows: S 91. Agreements for custody of definite sentence inmates. 1. The commissioner may, SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION FIVE OF THIS SECTION, enter into an agreement with any county or with the city of New York to provide for custody by the department of persons who receive definite sentences of imprisonment with terms in excess of ninety days who otherwise would serve such sentences in the jail, workhouse, peni- tentiary or other local correctional [institution] FACILITY maintained by such locality; provided, however, that a person committed to the custody of the department pursuant to an agreement established by this section, except a person committed pursuant to an agreement with the city of New York, shall be delivered to a reception center designated by the commissioner for an initial processing period which shall be no longer than seven days, and thereafter, shall be transferred to a gener- al confinement correctional facility located in the same county or in a county adjacent to the county where such person would otherwise be committed to a local correctional facility. In the event, however, that exigent circumstances related to health, safety or security arise which require the immediate transfer of an inmate to a different facility not within the county or adjacent county, then the department shall, as soon thereafter as practicable, arrange for such inmate to be returned to the jurisdiction of the county from which he or she was committed. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02364-01-3
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