assembly Bill A10919

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to inmate labor

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Aug 28, 2020 reference changed to correction
Aug 17, 2020 referred to consumer affairs and protection

A10919 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8851
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §170, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A3481, S416

A10919 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits certain public entities from receiving net earnings from inmate labor; prohibits compelling inmates to provide labor.

A10919 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   10919
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              August 17, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Epstein) --
   read once and referred  to  the  Committee  on  Consumer  Affairs  and
   Protection
 
 AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to inmate labor
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 170  of  the  correction  law,  as
 added  by chapter 256 of the laws of 2010, is amended and a new subdivi-
 sion 4 is added to read as follows:
   3. Notwithstanding any other  provision  of  law,  an  inmate  may  be
 permitted  to  leave  the institution under guard to voluntarily perform
 work for a nonprofit organization. As used in  this  section,  the  term
 "nonprofit  organization" means an organization operated exclusively for
 religious, charitable, or educational purposes, no part of the net earn-
 ings of which inures to the benefit  of  THE  STATE  OF  NEW  YORK,  THE
 GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OR TO ANY STATE OF THE UNITED STATES, OR
 POLITICAL  SUBDIVISION  THEREOF,  ANY PUBLIC CORPORATION OR ELEEMOSYNARY
 ASSOCIATION OR CORPORATION FUNDED IN WHOLE OR IN PART  BY  ANY  FEDERAL,
 STATE OR LOCAL FUNDS OR any private shareholder or individual.
   4.  (A)  NO  INMATE SHALL BE COMPELLED TO PROVIDE LABOR AGAINST HIS OR
 HER WILL BY ACTUAL FORCE,  THREATS  OF  FORCE,  THREATS  OF  PUNISHMENT,
 THREATS  OF LEGAL COERCION OR BY ANY SCHEME, PLAN OR PATTERN INTENDED TO
 CAUSE THE INMATE TO BELIEVE THAT, IF THE INMATE  DID  NOT  PROVIDE  SUCH
 LABOR, THAT INMATE OR ANOTHER PERSON WOULD SUFFER PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL OR
 MENTAL HARM.
   (B)  ANY INMATE ALLEGING A VIOLATION OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL, WITHIN
 TEN YEARS AFTER THE ACTS  ALLEGED  TO  HAVE  VIOLATED  THIS  SUBDIVISION
 OCCURRED,  HAVE  A CAUSE OF ACTION IN ANY COURT OF APPROPRIATE JURISDIC-
 TION FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING PUNITIVE DAMAGES, AND FOR INJUNCTIVE  RELIEF
 AND  SUCH OTHER REMEDIES AS MAY BE APPROPRIATE TOGETHER WITH ALL REASON-
 ABLE ATTORNEY'S FEES AND COSTS.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
 have become a law.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.