assembly Bill A9885A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to contraband screening at correctional facilities

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 14, 2018 print number 9885a
May 14, 2018 amend and recommit to correction
Feb 16, 2018 referred to correction

Co-Sponsors

A9885 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7582
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §112, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A6318, S162

A9885 - Summary

Directs the commissioner of corrections and community supervision to establish contraband screening at correctional facilities.

A9885 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9885

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 16, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. WOERNER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Correction

AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to contraband  screening
  at correctional facilities

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

  Section 1. Section 112 of the correction law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5.  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH A CONTRABAND SCREENING PLAN WHICH
SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  (A) THE RANDOM SELECTION AND SEARCH OF VISITORS' VEHICLES UPON  ENTER-
ING A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY'S GROUNDS;
  (B) THE USE OF A LEASHED AND CONTROLLED CANINE AT THE ENTRANCE OF EACH
CORRECTIONAL  FACILITY  AT  A MINIMUM OF TWELVE FACILITIES PER WEEK ON A
RANDOM, BUT ROTATING BASIS TO ENSURE ALL FACILITIES ARE INCLUDED;
  (C) THE SEARCH OF VISITORS ENTERING THE FACILITY WHICH SHALL  INCLUDE,
BUT  NOT  BE  LIMITED TO, ELECTRONIC SEARCHES, IMAGING SCANNING SEARCHES
PROVIDED SUCH IMAGE SCANNING DEVICES DO NOT USE BACKSCATTER  TECHNOLOGY,
PAT SEARCHES AND VISUAL SEARCHES; AND
  (D) THE TRAINING OF STAFF ON UP TO DATE AND CURRENT CONTRABAND SCREEN-
ING PROCEDURES.
  (E) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROVIDE A COPY OF SUCH CONTRABAND SCREENING
PLAN  AS  WELL  AS  THE  PRIOR  YEAR'S PLAN INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO
RESULTS OF THE CANINE ASSIGNMENTS, RESULTS OF THE  SEARCH  OF  VISITORS'
VEHICLES,  NUMBER  OF  ATTEMPTS  TO PROMOTE CONTRABAND AND THE NUMBER OF
URINE TESTS WITH RESULTS CONDUCTED STATEWIDE IN  EACH  FACILITY  TO  THE
LEGISLATURE BY DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST EACH YEAR.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14205-03-8

Co-Sponsors

A9885A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7582
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §112, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A6318, S162

A9885A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of corrections and community supervision to establish contraband screening at correctional facilities.

A9885A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 9885--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 16, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. WOERNER, PALMESANO -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Correction --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to contraband screening
  at correctional facilities

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

  Section  1.  Section  112 of the correction law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH A CONTRABAND SCREENING PLAN  WHICH
SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  (A) THE USE OF A LEASHED AND CONTROLLED CANINE TRAINED TO DETECT ILLE-
GAL  DRUGS AT THE ENTRANCE OF EACH CORRECTIONAL FACILITY AT A MINIMUM OF
TWELVE FACILITIES PER WEEK, PROVIDED SUCH MINIMUM SHALL BE  RECALCULATED
BY  THE  COMMISSIONER  IF  ANY  CORRECTIONAL  FACILITIES ARE CLOSED ON A
RANDOM BUT ROTATING BASIS TO ENSURE ALL FACILITIES ARE INCLUDED;
  (B) THE SEARCH OF VISITORS, CORRECTIONAL STAFF, BAGS AND  OTHER  ITEMS
ENTERING  THE  FACILITY  WHICH MAY INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, ELEC-
TRONIC SEARCHES, METAL DETECTORS, PAT SEARCHES, VISUAL SEARCHES OF  ORAL
CAVITIES,   AND   ANY  OTHER  LEGAL  TECHNOLOGY  AT  THE  COMMISSIONER'S
DISCRETION; AND
  (C) THE TRAINING OF STAFF ON UP TO DATE AND CURRENT CONTRABAND SCREEN-
ING PROCEDURES.
  (D) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROVIDE A COPY OF SUCH CONTRABAND SCREENING
PLAN AS WELL AS THE PRIOR YEAR'S  PLAN  INCLUDING  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO
RESULTS OF THE CANINE ASSIGNMENTS, NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS TO PROMOTE CONTRA-
BAND AND THE NUMBER OF URINE TESTS AND THEIR RESULTS CONDUCTED STATEWIDE
BY FACILITIES TO THE LEGISLATURE BY DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST EACH YEAR.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14205-06-8

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