senate Bill S8709

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the housing of transgender or intersex inmates

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee


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May 10, 2018 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

S8709 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7653
Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §500-b, Cor L

S8709 - Summary

Relates to the housing of transgender or intersex inmates; authorizes the sheriff to assign a transgender or intersex inmate to any facility housing unit which shall ensure the inmate's health and safety.

S8709 - Sponsor Memo

S8709 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8709

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- 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 the housing of trans-
  gender or intersex inmates

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

  Section  1. Section 500-b of the correction law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 14 to read as follows:
  14. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, A  TRANSGENDER  OR
INTERSEX INMATE MAY BE ASSIGNED TO ANY FACILITY HOUSING UNIT WHICH, UPON
THE DETERMINATION OF THE SHERIFF, ENSURES THE INMATE'S HEALTH AND SAFETY
AND IS CONSISTENT WITH FACILITY MANAGEMENT AND SECURITY.
  §  2. This act shall take effect sixty days after it shall have become
a law; provided, however, that the amendments to section  500-b  of  the
correction  law  made  by  section  one of this act shall not affect the
repeal of such section and shall be deemed repealed therewith.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11341-03-8

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