senate Bill S5427A

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides for the notification of the next of kin of the death of an inmate

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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 28, 2016 signed chap.447
Nov 16, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 14, 2016 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.941
substituted for s5427a
Jun 14, 2016 substituted by a7500a
May 24, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 23, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 18, 2016 1st report cal.941
May 09, 2016 print number 5427a
May 09, 2016 amend and recommit to crime victims, crime and correction
Jan 06, 2016 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
May 14, 2015 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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May 18, 2016 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S5427A
10
1
committee
10
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: May 18, 2016

nay (1)
aye wr (1)
excused (1)

S5427 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7500
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§47 & 16, add §624, Cor L

S5427 - Summary

Provides for the notification of the next of kin of the death of an inmate.

S5427 - Sponsor Memo

S5427 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5427

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- 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 notification of death
  of inmates to next of kin

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (e)  of  subdivision  1  of  section  47  of  the
correction  law, as added by chapter 865 of the laws of 1975, is amended
to read as follows:
  (e) (I) Investigate and report to the commission on the  condition  of
systems  for  the  delivery  of  medical care to inmates of correctional
facilities and where appropriate recommend such changes as it shall deem
necessary and proper to improve the quality  and  availability  of  such
medical care.
  (II)  THE  BOARD SHALL BE RESPONSIVE TO INQUIRIES FROM THE NEXT OF KIN
AND OTHER PERSON DESIGNATED AS A  REPRESENTATIVE  OF  ANY  INMATE  WHOSE
DEATH TAKES PLACE DURING CUSTODY REGARDING THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING
THE  DEATH  OF  SUCH INMATE. CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE NEXT OF KIN AND
DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVE SHALL BE PROVIDED BY  THE  DEPARTMENT  TO  THE
BOARD  FROM THE EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION PREVIOUSLY PROVIDED BY THE
INMATE TO THE DEPARTMENT.
  S 2. The correction law is amended by adding a new section 624 to read
as follows:
  S 624. NEXT OF KIN; DEATH OF INMATE. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL  BE  RESPON-
SIVE  TO  INQUIRIES  FROM THE NEXT OF KIN AND OTHER PERSON DESIGNATED AS
THE REPRESENTATIVE OF ANY INMATE WHOSE DEATH TAKES PLACE DURING  CUSTODY
REGARDING  THE  CIRCUMSTANCES  SURROUNDING THE DEATH OF SUCH INMATE, THE
MEDICAL PROCEDURES USED AND THE CAUSE  OF  DEATH  INCLUDING  PRELIMINARY
DETERMINATIONS AND FINAL DETERMINATION AS REPORTED BY AN AUTOPSY REPORT.
THE NEXT OF KIN AND OTHER PERSON DESIGNATED AS A REPRESENTATIVE SHALL BE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11069-01-5

S5427A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7500
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§47 & 16, add §624, Cor L

S5427A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the notification of the next of kin of the death of an inmate.

S5427A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5427A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5427--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims,  Crime  and
  Correction -- recommitted to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and
  Correction  in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6, sec. 8 -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to notification of death
  of inmates to next of kin

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  (e)  of  subdivision  1  of  section 47 of the
correction law, as added by chapter 865 of the laws of 1975, is  amended
to read as follows:
  (e)  (I)  Investigate and report to the commission on the condition of
systems for the delivery of medical  care  to  inmates  of  correctional
facilities and where appropriate recommend such changes as it shall deem
necessary  and  proper  to  improve the quality and availability of such
medical care.
  (II) THE BOARD SHALL BE RESPONSIVE TO INQUIRIES FROM THE NEXT  OF  KIN
AND  OTHER  PERSON  DESIGNATED  AS  A REPRESENTATIVE OF ANY INMATE WHOSE
DEATH TAKES PLACE  DURING  CUSTODY  IN  A  STATE  CORRECTIONAL  FACILITY
REGARDING  THE  CIRCUMSTANCES  SURROUNDING  THE  DEATH  OF  SUCH INMATE.
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE NEXT OF KIN  AND  DESIGNATED  REPRESENTATIVE
SHALL  BE  PROVIDED  BY  THE  DEPARTMENT TO THE BOARD FROM THE EMERGENCY
CONTACT INFORMATION PREVIOUSLY PROVIDED BY THE INMATE TO THE DEPARTMENT.
  S 2. The correction law is amended by adding a new section 624 to read
as follows:
  S 624. NEXT OF KIN; DEATH OF INMATE. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL  BE  RESPON-
SIVE  TO  INQUIRIES  FROM THE NEXT OF KIN AND OTHER PERSON DESIGNATED AS
THE REPRESENTATIVE OF ANY INMATE WHOSE DEATH TAKES PLACE DURING  CUSTODY
REGARDING  THE  CIRCUMSTANCES  SURROUNDING THE DEATH OF SUCH INMATE, THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11069-03-6

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