senate Bill S5740

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to correctional facilities solely for the confinement of individuals aged sixteen and seventeen years

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 06, 2016 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Jun 01, 2015 referred to rules

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S5740 - Details

Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§70 & 500-b, Cor L; add §53-e, St Fin L; amd §10.00, Pen L; add §170.75, amd §725.00, CP L

S5740 - Summary

Requires the commissioner of corrections and community supervision to establish and maintain one or more correctional facilities solely for the confinement of individuals aged sixteen and seventeen years; requires that within appropriations made available for services and expenses related to raising the age of juvenile jurisdiction, pursuant to chapter 53 of the laws of 2015, a portion of such funds shall be made available to local correctional facilities; relates to proceedings upon information, prosecutor's information and misdemeanor complaint for juvenile offenders.

S5740 - Sponsor Memo

S5740 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5740

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 1, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MARTINS, GALLIVAN, NOZZOLIO, YOUNG -- read twice and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Rules

AN ACT to amend the correction law, the state finance law, the penal law
  and the criminal procedure law, in relation to correctional facilities
  solely for the confinement of individuals aged sixteen  and  seventeen
  years

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of  section  70  of  the  correction  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph (c) to read as follows:
  (C)  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN ONE OR MORE CORREC-
TIONAL FACILITIES SOLELY FOR THE CONFINEMENT OF THOSE  INDIVIDUALS  AGED
SIXTEEN AND SEVENTEEN YEARS COMMITTED TO THE CUSTODY OF THE DEPARTMENT.
  S  2. Subdivision 4 of section 500-b of the correction law, as amended
by section 1 of part M of chapter 55 of the laws of 2014, is amended  to
read as follows:
  4.  No  person  under eighteen years of age shall be placed or kept or
allowed to be at any time with any prisoner or prisoners eighteen  years
of  age  or older, in any room, dormitory, cell or tier of the buildings
of such institution unless  separately  grouped  to  prevent  access  to
persons  under  eighteen years of age by prisoners eighteen years of age
or older.  WHEN AT ALL PRACTICABLE, IN AREAS OUTSIDE OF  HOUSING  UNITS,
MAINTAIN SIGHT AND SOUND SEPARATION BETWEEN INMATES UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS
OLD  AND ADULT INMATES OR PROVIDE DIRECT STAFF SUPERVISION WHEN YOUTHFUL
INMATES AND ADULT INMATES HAVE SIGHT, SOUND, OR  PHYSICAL  CONTACT.  THE
CHIEF  ADMINISTRATIVE  OFFICER  SHALL MAKE BEST EFFORTS TO AVOID PLACING
INMATES UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS  OLD  IN  ISOLATION  TO  COMPLY  WITH  THIS
PROVISION.
  S  3. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 53-e to
read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11458-02-5

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