senate Bill S1474

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes a pilot project for the placement of inmates close to home

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Actions

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 23, 2016 reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2016 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
May 13, 2015 reported and committed to finance
Jan 12, 2015 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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Mar 23, 2016 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S1474
8
4
committee
8
Aye
4
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Mar 23, 2016

aye wr (1)

May 13, 2015 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S1474
6
2
committee
6
Aye
2
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: May 13, 2015

nay (2)
excused (1)

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S1474 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6540
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง72-c, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6855, A9475
2013-2014: S1789, A2308
2017-2018: S1096, S5701

S1474 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a pilot project for placement of inmates close to home; provides that such project would house inmates who are parents of minor children in the correctional facility located in closest proximity to the primary place of residence of any such inmate's minor child or children.

S1474 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1474 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1474

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. RIVERA, AVELLA, HASSELL-THOMPSON, MONTGOMERY, PARK-
  ER, PERKINS, STAVISKY -- 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  establishing  the
  pilot  project for the placement of inmates close to home; and provid-
  ing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "pilot project for the placement of inmates close to home".
  S 2. Legislative intent. The legislature  hereby  finds  and  declares
that  research  shows inmates who maintain family ties during incarcera-
tion have lower rates of recidivism than inmates who  do  not.  Further,
most  inmates are parents, and more than 80,000 children in the state of
New York have a parent incarcerated in the state prison system.
  The legislature further finds that the department of  corrections  and
community  supervision should consider proximity to minor children among
the key criteria of security and health and program needs when determin-
ing prison assignments and transfers  of  parents,  and  should  support
increased  access  of children to their incarcerated parents through the
use of technology and programs currently available  within  the  depart-
ment.
  The  legislature  therefore  declares  that there is a need to develop
classification criteria that would place inmates in proximity  to  their
family members and home communities, and in particular for those inmates
who are parents of minor children in the appropriate correctional facil-
ity  located closest to those children provided such placement is other-
wise appropriate and suitable, and would  facilitate  increased  contact
between such inmate and his or her child or children.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05611-01-5

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