senate Bill S2042

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Increases access to substance abuse programming for prisoners whose first language is not English

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 23, 2016 reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2016 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
May 28, 2015 reported and committed to finance
Jan 21, 2015 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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

S2042
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
3
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 (3)

May 28, 2015 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S2042
8
0
committee
8
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: May 28, 2015

excused (2)

S2042 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5931
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง624, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S4367, A7158
2011-2012: S977, A1021
2013-2014: S3348, A2022
2017-2018: S3344, A3192
2019-2020: S2200, A3204

S2042 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases access to substance abuse programming for prisoners whose first language is not English.

S2042 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2042 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2042

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 21, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HASSELL-THOMPSON -- 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 increasing access to
  substance abuse programming for prisoners whose first language is  not
  English

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

  Section 1. The correction law is amended by adding a new  section  624
to read as follows:
  S  624.  ACCESS  TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAMMING FOR CERTAIN PRISONERS.
THE COMMISSIONER SHALL TAKE STEPS TO ENSURE THAT PRISONERS  WHOSE  FIRST
LANGUAGE IS NOT ENGLISH ARE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND, PARTICIPATE AND COMPLETE
SUBSTANCE  ABUSE  PROGRAMS  PROVIDED  IN  THE  PRISONS.  SUCH  STEPS MAY
INCLUDE, BUT NEED NOT BE LIMITED TO, INCREASED EMPLOYMENT  OF  BILINGUAL
SUBSTANCE  ABUSE  COUNSELORS  AND  PROGRAM STAFF, TRANSLATION OF PROGRAM
CONTENT AND MATERIALS, TARGETED PROGRAMS FOR NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING  PRIS-
ONERS  AND  OTHER STRATEGIES DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER IN CONSULTA-
TION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04610-01-5

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