assembly Bill A11317

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Enacts "the prison minimum wage act" relating to payment for labor performed by inmates

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Aug 29, 2018 referred to correction

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A11317 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§170, 171, 177, 178, 184, 186 & 187, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A1275
2021-2022: A1643

A11317 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "the prison minimum wage act" relating to payment for labor performed by inmates.

A11317 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  11317

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             August 29, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  COMMITTEE  ON  RULES  --  (at request of M. of A. Perry,
  Barron, De La Rosa, Epstein) -- read once and referred to the  Commit-
  tee on Correction

AN  ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to enacting "the prison
  minimum wage act"

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

  Section  1.  This  act  shall be known and may be cited as "the prison
minimum wage act".
  § 2. Subdivision 3 of section 170 of the correction law, as  added  by
chapter 256 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  3.  Notwithstanding  any  other  provision  of  law,  an inmate may be
permitted to leave the institution under guard  to  voluntarily  perform
work  for a nonprofit organization; PROVIDED THAT EACH INMATE WHO VOLUN-
TEERS TO PERFORM WORK FOR A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION SHALL BE PAID A MINI-
MUM HOURLY WAGE OF NOT LESS THAN THREE DOLLARS. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL  BE
ENTITLED  TO  CHARGE THE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION A REASONABLE HOURLY RATE
FOR MEALS AND HOUSING OF  SUCH  PRISONERS,  IF  ANY.  As  used  in  this
section,  the  term "nonprofit organization" means an organization oper-
ated exclusively for religious, charitable, or educational purposes,  no
part  of  the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of any private
shareholder or individual.
  § 3. Section 171 of the correction law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3.  ANY  INMATE PERFORMING LABOR AS DESCRIBED IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE
COMPENSATED FOR HIS OR HER LABOR IN ACCORDANCE WITH  THE  PROVISIONS  OF
SUBDIVISION FIVE OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-SEVEN OF THIS ARTICLE.
  §  4.  Section  177  of  the correction law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 8 to read as follows:
  8. ANY INMATE PERFORMING LABOR AS DESCRIBED IN THIS SECTION  SHALL  BE
COMPENSATED  FOR  HIS  OR HER LABOR IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF
SUBDIVISION FIVE OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-SEVEN OF THIS ARTICLE.
  § 5. Section 178 of the correction law, as added by chapter 476 of the
laws of 1970, is amended to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets