assembly Bill A7241A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the establishment of an inmate visitation program

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 18, 2018 amended on third reading 7241a
Jan 03, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.506
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 20, 2017 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 19, 2017 ordered to third reading rules cal.500
rules report cal.500
reported
reported referred to rules
May 02, 2017 reported referred to ways and means
Apr 25, 2017 reported referred to codes
Apr 12, 2017 referred to correction

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A7241 - Details

Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §138-b, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A2483

A7241 - Summary

Relates to the establishment of an inmate visitation program, which gives inmates opportunities for personal contact with relatives, friends, clergy, volunteers and other persons to promote better institutional adjustment and better community adjustment upon release.

A7241 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7241

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 12, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. WEPRIN -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Correction

AN  ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to the establishment of
  an inmate visitation program

  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 section 114
to read as follows:
  § 114. INMATE VISITATION PROGRAM. 1. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL  PROVIDE  AN
INMATE VISITATION PROGRAM WHICH GIVES INMATES OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONAL
CONTACT WITH RELATIVES, FRIENDS, CLERGY, VOLUNTEERS AND OTHER PERSONS TO
PROMOTE  BETTER INSTITUTIONAL ADJUSTMENT AND BETTER COMMUNITY ADJUSTMENT
UPON RELEASE. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT  BE  LIMITED  TO,  (A)
IN-PERSON  VISITATION  SEVEN  DAYS A WEEK IN GENERAL CONFINEMENT FACILI-
TIES, (B) VISITING HOURS  THAT  ARE  REASONABLY  LIKELY  TO  ACCOMMODATE
PERSONS  TRAVELING FROM WITHIN THE STATE, (C) VISITS OF SUFFICIENT DURA-
TION SO THAT VISITORS AND INMATES WILL BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN  RELATIONSHIP
BONDS,  (D)  DESIGNATED  AREAS  ARRANGED  TO PROVIDE SUFFICIENT SPACE TO
ACCOMMODATE THE LIKELY NUMBER OF VISITS ON  WEEKENDS  WHILE  MAINTAINING
APPROPRIATE  SECURITY,  AND  (E) A PUBLISHED OVERCROWDING POLICY THAT IS
EQUITABLE WITH DUE CONSIDERATION TO THE DISTANCE TRAVELED BY  THE  VISI-
TOR.
  2.  AREAS  SHALL  BE  DESIGNATED  FOR CONFIDENTIAL MEETINGS WHICH WILL
ENSURE THE PRIVACY OF CONVERSATIONS DURING PROFESSIONAL VISITS OF ATTOR-
NEYS OR THEIR DULY AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES,  REPRESENTATIVES  OF  THE
NEWS MEDIA OR VISITING CLERGY.
  3.  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL PROMULGATE RULES TO ENSURE THE OBJECTIVE OF
THIS PROGRAM INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE ABILITY  OF  SUPERINTEN-
DENTS  TO  MODIFY  VISITING RULES TO ADJUST TO LOCAL CONDITIONS WITH THE
PRIOR APPROVAL OF THE COMMISSIONER; HOWEVER, THE DEPARTMENTAL OVERCROWD-
ING POLICY SHALL NOT BE MODIFIED.

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

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A7241A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §138-b, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A2483

A7241A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the establishment of an inmate visitation program, which gives inmates opportunities for personal contact with relatives, friends, clergy, volunteers and other persons to promote better institutional adjustment and better community adjustment upon release.

A7241A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7241--A
                                                        Cal. No. 506

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 12, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. WEPRIN, SEPULVEDA, WALKER, DE LA ROSA, BLAKE,
  MOSLEY -- read once and referred to the  Committee  on  Correction  --
  ordered  to  a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining
  its place on the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to the establishment  of
  an inmate visitation program

  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 section 138-b
to read as follows:
  § 138-B. INMATE  VISITATION  PROGRAM.  STATE  AND  LOCAL  CORRECTIONAL
FACILITIES  SHALL  PROVIDE INMATE VISITATION PROGRAMS WHICH GIVE INMATES
OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONAL  CONTACT  WITH  RELATIVES,  FRIENDS,  CLERGY,
VOLUNTEERS  AND OTHER PERSONS TO PROMOTE BETTER INSTITUTIONAL ADJUSTMENT
AND  BETTER  COMMUNITY  ADJUSTMENT  UPON  RELEASE.  SUCH  PROGRAM  SHALL
INCLUDE,  BUT  NOT BE LIMITED TO, (A) VISITING HOURS THAT ARE REASONABLY
LIKELY TO ACCOMMODATE PERSONS  TRAVELING  FROM  WITHIN  THE  STATE,  (B)
VISITS  OF SUFFICIENT DURATION SO THAT VISITORS AND INMATES WILL BE ABLE
TO MAINTAIN RELATIONSHIP BONDS, AND (C) A PUBLISHED OVERCROWDING  POLICY
THAT IS EQUITABLE WITH DUE CONSIDERATION TO THE DISTANCE TRAVELED BY THE
VISITOR.  VIDEO  VISITATION MAY SUPPLEMENT, BUT SHALL NOT TAKE THE PLACE
OF, IN-PERSON VISITATION. NO INMATE IS TO BE VISITED AGAINST HIS OR  HER
WILL BY ANY PERSON.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10877-04-8

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