senate Bill S7899

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Creates the office of the correctional ombudsman

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


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Mar 07, 2018 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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S7899 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
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: S8059
2019-2020: S777, S3706
2021-2022: S2175

S7899 (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.

S7899 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7899 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7899

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 7, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MONTGOMERY  -- 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 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.
  § 50. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF  THIS  ARTICLE,  THE  FOLLOWING
TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:

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