senate Bill S4795

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the segregated confinement of pregnant inmates

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee


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Jan 03, 2018 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
May 16, 2017 reported and committed to finance
Mar 01, 2017 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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May 16, 2017 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S4795
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committee
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: May 16, 2017

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S4795 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1610
Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §137, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5729, A1347
2019-2020: S799, A5339

S4795 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Restricts the segregated confinement of pregnant inmates to situations where there are exceptional circumstances which would create an unacceptable risk to other inmates or staff.

S4795 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4795 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4795

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 1, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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 the segregated
  confinement of pregnant inmates

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

  Section  1.  The  opening paragraph of subdivision 6 of section 137 of
the correction law, as amended by chapter 1 of  the  laws  of  2008,  is
amended to read as follows:
  Except  as  provided  in  paragraphs  (d)  [and], (e), AND (G) of this
subdivision, the superintendent of a correctional facility may keep  any
inmate  confined  in  a  cell  or  room,  apart  from the accommodations
provided for inmates who are participating in programs of the  facility,
for  such  period as may be necessary for maintenance of order or disci-
pline, but in any such case the following conditions shall be observed:
  § 2. Subdivision 6 of section 137 of the correction law is amended  by
adding a new paragraph (g) to read as follows:
  (G) SEGREGATED CONFINEMENT IS PROHIBITED FOR PREGNANT INMATES, INMATES
WHO  HAVE  GIVEN  BIRTH  WITHIN  THE PAST EIGHT WEEKS AND INMATE MOTHERS
LIVING WITH INFANTS IN PRISON NURSERY PROGRAMS.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01140-01-7

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