assembly Bill A1904

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Creates the office of the correctional ombudsman

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.142
Feb 09, 2017 advanced to third reading cal.47
Feb 07, 2017 reported
reported referred to ways and means
Feb 06, 2017 reported referred to codes
Jan 13, 2017 referred to correction

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A1904 (ACTIVE) - Details

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:
2015-2016: A9939
2019-2020: A2552
2021-2022: A905

A1904 (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.

A1904 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1904

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 13, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  O'DONNELL,  BENEDETTO, ROZIC, JAFFEE, ORTIZ,
  LAVINE, CAHILL, MOSLEY, ABINANTI, SEPULVEDA, WALKER, SKARTADOS,  BLAKE
  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. GLICK, NOLAN, SIMON -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Correction

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.

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