senate Bill S7281

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to rehabilitation programs for female inmates

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 07, 2018 signed chap.372
Nov 27, 2018 delivered to governor
May 07, 2018 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.805
substituted for a8959
Feb 28, 2018 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 08, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.9
Jan 05, 2018 referred to rules

S7281 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8959
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §114, Cor L; amd §2, Chap of 2017 (as proposed in S. 3498 and A. 2534)

S7281 - Summary

Amends the effective date of a chapter of 2017 relating to rehabilitation programs for female inmates to require that female inmates are provided an array of programs comparable to those provided to male inmates.

S7281 - Sponsor Memo

S7281 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7281

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 5, 2018
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the correction law and a chapter of  the  laws  of  2017
  amending  the  correction  law  relating  to  assuring  rehabilitation
  programs for female inmates are equivalent to programs  afforded  male
  inmates, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 3498 and A. 2534,
  in relation to making certain technical corrections thereto

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

  Section 1. Section 114 of the correction law, as added by a chapter of
the laws of 2017 amending the correction law relating to assuring  reha-
bilitation  programs  for  female  inmates  are  equivalent  to programs
afforded male inmates, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S.  3498
and A. 2534, is amended to read as follows:
  § 114.  Rehabilitation programs for women; to be commensurate to those
afforded  men.    [In any state correctional facility in which women are
detained it shall be the duty of the warden or the chief  administrative
officer  of  such  facility to assure that such women be provided equiv-
alent programs of rehabilitation, including but  not  limited  to  voca-
tional,  academic and industrial programs, within the appropriation made
therefor, as are provided to male  inmates  of  correctional  facilities
elsewhere  in  the  state.]  IT SHALL BE THE DUTY OF THE COMMISSIONER TO
ASSURE AN ARRAY  OF  REHABILITATION  PROGRAMS  ARE  PROVIDED  AMONG  THE
CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES IN WHICH FEMALE INMATES ARE CONFINED, WITHIN THE
APPROPRIATIONS  MADE  THEREFOR, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO VOCATIONAL,
ACADEMIC AND INDUSTRIAL PROGRAMS, WHICH ARE COMPARABLE TO  THE  PROGRAMS
PROVIDED TO MALE INMATES DURING THE COURSE OF THEIR INCARCERATION.
  §  2.  Section  2  of  a  chapter  of  the  laws  of 2017 amending the
correction law relating to assuring rehabilitation programs  for  female
inmates are equivalent to programs afforded male inmates, as proposed in
legislative  bills  numbers  S.  3498 and A. 2534, is amended to read as
follows:
  § 2. This act shall take effect [on the sixtieth day] ONE  YEAR  after
it   shall  have  become  a  law;  provided  that  the  commissioner  of

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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