senate Bill S6954

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Extends from September 1, 2014 until September 1, 2017, the expiration of provisions authorizing local correction facilities to enter into agreements to take custody of out of state inmates

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 22, 2014 signed chap.155
Jul 11, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 11, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.101
substituted for a9642
May 12, 2014 referred to correction
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 06, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 05, 2014 2nd report cal.
Apr 30, 2014 1st report cal.485
Apr 07, 2014 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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Apr 30, 2014 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S6954
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Apr 30, 2014

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S6954 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9642
Law Section:
Correctional Services
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง4, Chap 573 of 2011

S6954 - Bill Texts

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Extends from September 1, 2014 until September 1, 2017, the expiration of provisions authorizing local correction facilities to enter into agreements to take custody of out of state inmates.

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BILL NUMBER:S6954

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 573 of the laws of 2011,
amending the correction law relating to the boarding of out of state
inmates at local correctional facilities, in relation to extending the
expiration of the provisions thereof

PURPOSE: This bill extends the expiration date to September 1, 2017
to continue to authorize local correctional facilities to enter into
contracts for the purpose of boarding-in certain inmates from other
states' local correctional facilities.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 4 of chapter 573 of
the laws of 2011, amending the correction law relating to the boarding
of out of state inmates at local correctional facilities, to extend
this act until September 1, 2017.

Section 2 states that this act shall take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION: Over the years, many counties have been required to
expand the size and capacity of their jail facilities to accommodate
the county's inmate population. Over time, some of those counties have
experienced decreases in inmates, leaving those larger facilities
partially vacant. To offset the cost of operating these facilities at
less than optimal capacity, many counties house state or federal
inmates or inmates from other counties. In keeping with this practice,
counties should have the option to house inmates from other states.

In 2011, the Senate passed a bill which was signed into law to allow
local correctional facilities to enter into contracts for the purpose
of boarding-in certain inmates from other state's local correctional
facilities. This act expires on September 1, 2014. This bill seeks to
extend the act to September 1, 2017 to continue to give local
correctional facilities the option to house out of state inmates.

This bill could benefit every county in New York with the capacity to
accept out of state inmates. This bill provides mandate relief in that
it would give counties more flexibility to have a more optimal inmate
population to suit the facility's capacity and minimize loss from
overhead costs.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.4946 originally authorized local correctional
facilities to house out of state inmates until September 1, 2014.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: No cost to the state. This bill would provide a
revenue opportunity to counties.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  6954

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 7, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims,  Crime  and
  Correction

AN ACT to amend chapter 573 of the laws of 2011, amending the correction
  law  relating to the boarding of out of state inmates at local correc-
  tional facilities, in relation to  extending  the  expiration  of  the
  provisions thereof

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

  Section 1. Section 4 of chapter 573 of the laws of 2011, amending  the
correction law relating to the boarding of out of state inmates at local
correctional facilities, is amended to read as follows:
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire September
1,  [2014]  2017 when upon such date the provisions of this act shall be
deemed repealed.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14536-01-4

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