senate Bill S6747

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the closure of the Rikers Island correctional facility within 3 years

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 09, 2018 print number 6747a
Feb 09, 2018 amend and recommit to crime victims, crime and correction
Jan 03, 2018 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Jun 15, 2017 referred to rules

Sponsor's Position

Rikers Island represents the worst aspects of New York's Criminal Justice system.

S6747 - Details

Law Section:
Correctional Services

S6747 - Summary

Requires the city of New York to close the Rikers Island correctional facility within 3 years.

S6747 - Sponsor Memo

S6747 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6747

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 15, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. BENJAMIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT authorizing the closure of the Rikers Island correctional facili-
  ty; and providing for the repeal of  such  provision  upon  expiration
  thereof

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

  Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision of the correction law or  any
other  provision  of law to the contrary, the city of New York shall, on
or before July 1, 2020 close the Rikers  Island  correctional  facility,
provided,  that prior to such closure, the city of New York shall estab-
lish other facilities and/or utilize other  existing  facilities  to  be
operated as local correctional facilities for the city of New York.
  S  2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire December
31, 2020 when upon such date the provisions of this act shall be  deemed
repealed.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13202-02-7

S6747A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Correctional Services

S6747A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the city of New York to close the Rikers Island correctional facility within 3 years.

S6747A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6747A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6747--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 15, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. BENJAMIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules  --  recommitted  to
  the  Committee  on  Crime  Victims, Crime and Correction in accordance
  with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT authorizing the closure of the Rikers Island correctional facili-
  ty;  and  providing  for  the repeal of such provision upon expiration
  thereof

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

  Section  1. Notwithstanding any provision of the correction law or any
other provision of law to the contrary, the city of New York  shall,  on
or  before  July  1, 2021 close the Rikers Island correctional facility,
provided, that prior to such closure, the city of New York shall  estab-
lish  other  facilities  and/or  utilize other existing facilities to be
operated as local correctional facilities for the city of New York.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire  December
31,  2021 when upon such date the provisions of this act shall be deemed
repealed.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13202-03-8

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