senate Bill S8059

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Creates the office of the correctional ombudsman

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Jun 08, 2016 referred to rules

S8059 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9939
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Cor L, generally; amd §677, County L; amd §2.10, CP L; amd §285, Ed L; amd §§63, 169 & 837-a, Exec L; amd §33.13, Ment Hyg L; amd §§2782 & 2786, Pub Health L; amd §92, Pub Off L; amd §460-c, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S7899, A1904
2019-2020: S777, S3706, A2552
2021-2022: S2175, A905

S8059 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates the office of the correctional ombudsman to achieve transparency, fairness, impartiality and accountability in New York state correctional facilities; relates to reports by coroners; designates investigators of the office of the correctional ombudsman as peace officers; authorizes the attorney general to investigate the alleged commission of any criminal offense committed by an employee of the department of corrections and community supervision in connection with his or her official duties (view more) relates to the confidentiality of certain records; and includes the office of the correctional ombudsman records within the definition of public safety agency records; makes related provisions.

S8059 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8059 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8059

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 8, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to creating  the  office
  of the correctional ombudsman; to amend the county law, in relation to
  reports  by coroners; to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation
  to designating investigators of the office of the correctional ombuds-
  man as peace officers; to amend the education law, in relation to  the
  certification  of  inmate  populations; to amend the executive law, in
  relation to  authorizing  the  attorney  general  to  investigate  the
  alleged commission of any criminal offense committed by an employee of
  the  department of corrections and community supervision in connection
  with his or her official  duties;  to  amend  the  executive  law,  in
  relation  to  the  division of criminal justice services; to amend the
  mental hygiene law, in relation to  clinical  records;  to  amend  the
  public  health  law,  in  relation  to  the confidentiality of certain
  records; to amend the public officers law, in  relation  to  including
  the office of the correctional ombudsman records within the definition
  of public safety agency records; and to amend the social services law,
  in relation to inspection and supervision

  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  article  3-A
to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 3-A
                  OFFICE OF THE CORRECTIONAL OMBUDSMAN
SECTION 50. DEFINITIONS.
        51. OFFICE OF THE CORRECTIONAL OMBUDSMAN; ORGANIZATION.
        52. CORRECTIONAL OVERSIGHT BOARD.
        53. POWERS OF THE OMBUDSMAN.
        54. ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS, POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE OFFICE OF THE
              OMBUDSMAN.
        55. ADDITIONAL DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT.
        56. OBSTRUCTING AN INVESTIGATION BY THE CORRECTIONAL OMBUDSMAN.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14548-04-6

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