senate Bill S2949A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires adequate staffing at correctional facilities

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 13, 2018 reported and committed to finance
Jan 03, 2018 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 19, 2017 referred to correction
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1947
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 16, 2017 reported and committed to finance
Mar 07, 2017 print number 2949a
Mar 07, 2017 amend and recommit to crime victims, crime and correction
Jan 18, 2017 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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Feb 13, 2018 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S2949A
9
0
committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Feb 13, 2018

Jun 19, 2017 - Rules committee Vote

S2949A
23
0
committee
23
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 16, 2017 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S2949
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 16, 2017

aye wr (2)

Co-Sponsors

S2949 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4064
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §112, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4966
2015-2016: S1833
2019-2020: S1382, A1623

S2949 - Summary

Requires the commissioner of corrections and community supervision to establish a staffing plan for all uniformed and non-uniformed employees; further requires adequate staffing at correctional facilities.

S2949 - Sponsor Memo

S2949 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2949

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- 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 adequate staffing 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, as amended by section 19
of  subpart A of part C of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011, is amended to
read as follows:
  § 112. Powers and duties  of  commissioner  relating  to  correctional
facilities   and   community   supervision.   1.  The  commissioner  [of
corrections and community supervision] shall have  the  superintendence,
management  and control of the correctional facilities in the department
and of the inmates confined therein, and of all matters relating to  the
government, discipline, policing, contracts and fiscal concerns thereof.
HE OR SHE SHALL HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT ADEQUATE STAFFING
EXISTS  AT  EVERY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION THREE OF
THIS SECTION. He or she shall have the power and it shall be his or  her
duty to inquire into all matters connected with said correctional facil-
ities.  He or she shall make such rules and regulations, not in conflict
with the statutes of this state, for the government of the officers  and
other  employees  of  the department assigned to said facilities, and in
regard to the duties to be performed by them, and for the government and
discipline of each correctional facility, as he or she may deem  proper,
and  shall cause such rules and regulations to be recorded by the super-
intendent of the facility, and a copy thereof to be  furnished  to  each
employee  assigned  to  the  facility.  He or she shall also prescribe a
system of accounts and records to be kept at each correctional facility,
which system shall be uniform at all of said facilities, and he  or  she
shall  also  make  rules and regulations for a record of photographs and

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

Co-Sponsors

S2949A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4064
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §112, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4966
2015-2016: S1833
2019-2020: S1382, A1623

S2949A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the commissioner of corrections and community supervision to establish a staffing plan for all uniformed and non-uniformed employees; further requires adequate staffing at correctional facilities.

S2949A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2949A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2949--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. RITCHIE, HELMING -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Crime  Victims,
  Crime  and  Correction  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to adequate staffing  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, as amended by section 19
of subpart A of part C of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011, is amended  to
read as follows:
  §  112.  Powers  and  duties  of commissioner relating to correctional
facilities  and  community  supervision.   1.   The   commissioner   [of
corrections  and  community supervision] shall have the superintendence,
management and control of the correctional facilities in the  department
and  of the inmates confined therein, and of all matters relating to the
government, discipline, policing, contracts and fiscal concerns thereof.
HE OR SHE SHALL HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT ADEQUATE STAFFING
EXISTS AT EVERY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION  THREE  OF
THIS  SECTION. He or she shall have the power and it shall be his or her
duty to inquire into all matters connected with said correctional facil-
ities. He or she shall make such rules and regulations, not in  conflict
with  the statutes of this state, for the government of the officers and
other employees of the department assigned to said  facilities,  and  in
regard to the duties to be performed by them, and for the government and
discipline  of each correctional facility, as he or she may deem proper,
and shall cause such rules and regulations to be recorded by the  super-
intendent  of  the  facility, and a copy thereof to be furnished to each
employee assigned to the facility. He or  she  shall  also  prescribe  a
system of accounts and records to be kept at each correctional facility,
which  system  shall be uniform at all of said facilities, and he or she

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

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