senate Bill S2520

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes a commission to study and develop a plan for improving education in state prisons

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee


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Jan 06, 2016 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Jan 26, 2015 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

S2520 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5973
Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง49, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A4327
2011-2012: S6702, A2315
2013-2014: S2782, A1107
2017-2018: S2235, A6992
2019-2020: S5002, A2177
2021-2022: S5468, A2530

S2520 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a commission on prison education to study and develop a plan for improving education in state prisons.

S2520 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2520 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2520

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 26, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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 a
  commission on improving education in state prisons

  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 49 to
read as follows:
  S  49.  COMMISSION  ON PRISON EDUCATION. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED A
COMMISSION ON PRISON EDUCATION COMPRISED OF NINE MEMBERS WHO SHALL STUDY
AND DEVELOP A PLAN FOR IMPROVING EDUCATION IN THE STATE  PRISON  SYSTEM.
THE  COMMISSION  ON  PRISON EDUCATION SHALL CONSIDER AND INVESTIGATE THE
FOLLOWING FACTORS WHEN DETERMINING EDUCATION IMPROVEMENTS: THE IMPACT ON
AN INMATE'S EMPLOYMENT  OPPORTUNITIES  UPON  RELEASE  FROM  PRISON,  THE
IMPACT  ON  AN INMATE'S REINTEGRATION INTO SOCIETY AND THE EFFECTIVENESS
IN REDUCING RECIDIVISM. APPOINTMENTS TO THE TASK FORCE SHALL BE MADE  AS
FOLLOWS:  THREE BY THE GOVERNOR; TWO BY THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY; ONE
BY THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE ASSEMBLY; TWO BY THE  TEMPORARY  PRESIDENT
OF  THE SENATE AND ONE BY THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE. THE COMMIS-
SION ON PRISON EDUCATION SHALL ISSUE A REPORT WITHIN  TEN  MONTHS  AFTER
THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06480-01-5

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