senate Bill S7655A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Directs a study to determine the feasibility of converting certain correctional facilities into treatment centers

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 09, 2014 referred to correction
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 03, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.1144
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 27, 2014 print number 7655a
amend (t) and recommit to crime victims, crime and correction
May 23, 2014 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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Jun 3, 2014 - Rules committee Vote

S7655A
22
0
committee
22
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 3, 2014 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S7655A
13
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committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Jun 3, 2014

Bill Amendments

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S7655 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law

S7655 - Summary

Directs the department of correctional services and community supervision and the OASAS to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of converting certain correctional facilities into treatment centers.

S7655 - Sponsor Memo

S7655 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7655

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 23, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  NOZZOLIO, BALL, BONACIC, BOYLE, GALLIVAN, GOLDEN,
  GRIFFO, HANNON, LANZA, LARKIN, LITTLE, MARCELLINO,  MARTINS,  MAZIARZ,
  O'MARA,  RITCHIE, ROBACH, SAVINO, SEWARD, VALESKY, YOUNG -- 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  regional  treatment
  facilities

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

  Section 1. Section 72-a of the correction law, as amended by section 7
of subpart B of part C of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011, is amended  to
read as follows:
  S  72-a.  [Community]  REGIONAL  treatment  facilities. 1. Transfer of
eligible inmate.  Notwithstanding the provisions of section  seventy-two
of this [chapter] ARTICLE, any inmate confined in a correctional facili-
ty  who is an "eligible inmate" as defined by subdivision two of section
eight hundred fifty-one of this chapter and has been  certified  by  the
[division of] OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM AND substance abuse services as being
in  need  of  substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation may be trans-
ferred by the commissioner to a [community] REGIONAL treatment facility.
  2. Designation of facilities. [A community treatment facility shall be
designated by the director of the division of substance  abuse  services
and  the  commissioner. Such facility shall be operated by a provider or
sponsoring agency that has provided approved residential substance abuse
treatment services for at least two years duration.] NOTWITHSTANDING ANY
LAW TO THE CONTRARY OR THE  CLOSURE  OR  IMPENDING  CLOSURE  OF  CERTAIN
CORRECTIONAL  FACILITIES, THE COMMISSIONER IS DIRECTED TO FACILITATE THE
USE OF FACILITIES AT BUTLER CORRECTIONAL  FACILITY  IN  RED  CREEK,  NEW
YORK,  MONTEREY  CORRECTIONAL  FACILITY  IN  SCHUYLER COUNTY, CHATEAUGAY
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, AND MT. MCGREGOR  CORRECTIONAL
FACILITY  IN  SARATOGA  COUNTY,  AS  REGIONAL TREATMENT FACILITIES. SUCH
FACILITIES MUST BE OPERATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OR THE OFFICE OF  ALCOHOL-
ISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15373-02-4

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S7655A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law

S7655A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the department of correctional services and community supervision and the OASAS to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of converting certain correctional facilities into treatment centers.

S7655A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7655A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7655--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 23, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  NOZZOLIO, BALL, BONACIC, BOYLE, GALLIVAN, GOLDEN,
  GRIFFO, HANNON, LANZA, LARKIN, LITTLE, MARCELLINO,  MARTINS,  MAZIARZ,
  O'MARA,  RANZENHOFER,  RITCHIE, ROBACH, SAVINO, SEWARD, VALESKY, YOUNG
  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Crime Victims,  Crime  and  Correction  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  directing  the  study  of the feasibility of converting certain
  correctional facilities into treatment facilities

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

  Section  1.  The  department  of  correctional  services and community
supervision and the office of alcoholism and  substance  abuse  services
are directed to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of convert-
ing correctional facilities, which are closed or scheduled to be closed,
to  be  used as treatment facilities for the treatment of persons with a
substance abuse addiction both on an in-patient residential basis and an
out-patient basis.
  The study shall include an evaluation  of  the  efficacy  of  removing
addicted  individuals  from  the community and placing such persons in a
residential treatment facility for comprehensive therapy and shall  also
include an assessment of the value of such treatment in a facility which
was  formerly used as a correctional facility away from the community of
residence of the individual. An analysis  shall  also  be  made  of  the
extent  of  renovations  which  may  be necessary in connection with the
conversion of the facilities, including an estimate of the cost of  such
renovations.
  Consideration  shall be given to factors such as the number of partic-
ipants necessary for the most efficient operation of such a  program  on
an  in-patient residential basis and an out-patient basis. Also a deter-
mination shall be made with respect to the factors to be  considered  in
determining  or  recommending  the  types  of treatment modalities to be
provided.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15373-03-4

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