Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 10, 2018||
referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Senate Bill S8709
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-S8709 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-S8709 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8709 SPONSOR: SEPULVEDA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to the housing of trans- gender or intersex inmates PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To allow county jails to comply with the classification requirements of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the proposal adds a new subdivision (14) of section 500-b of the Correction Law that allows a local correctional facility to assign a transgender or intersex inmate to any facility housing unit which ensures the inmate's health and safety and is consistent with facility management and security.
2017-S8709 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8709 I N S E N A T E May 10, 2018 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- 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 housing of trans- gender or intersex inmates THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 500-b of the correction law is amended by adding a new subdivision 14 to read as follows: 14. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, A TRANSGENDER OR INTERSEX INMATE MAY BE ASSIGNED TO ANY FACILITY HOUSING UNIT WHICH, UPON THE DETERMINATION OF THE SHERIFF, ENSURES THE INMATE'S HEALTH AND SAFETY AND IS CONSISTENT WITH FACILITY MANAGEMENT AND SECURITY. § 2. This act shall take effect sixty days after it shall have become a law; provided, however, that the amendments to section 500-b of the correction law made by section one of this act shall not affect the repeal of such section and shall be deemed repealed therewith. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11341-03-8
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