assembly Bill A2297

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Authorizes the sheriff to charge prisoners fees to support the operations of the facility where they are incarcerated; requires inmates to assist in the provision of necessary services provided

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Jul 14, 2020 held for consideration in correction
Jan 08, 2020 referred to correction
Jan 22, 2019 referred to correction

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A2297 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §500-n, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A9076
2011-2012: A1352
2013-2014: A323
2015-2016: A3897
2017-2018: A1739

A2297 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the sheriff to charge prisoners fees to support the operations of the facility where they are incarcerated and requires the inmates of the facility to assist in the provision of necessary services provided at the facility; provides that employees of the correctional facility shall not be subject to adverse employment actions as a result of the section.

A2297 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2297

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 22, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. HAWLEY, CROUCH -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Correction

AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to  authorizing  charges
  to  prisoners  of fees to support the operations of the facility where
  they are incarcerated and requiring the inmates  of  the  facility  to
  assist in the provision of necessary services provided at the facility

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

  Section 1. Section 500-n of the correction law, as  added  by  chapter
907  of  the  laws of 1984 and renumbered by chapter 604 of the  laws of
1987, is amended to read as follows:
  § 500-n. Prisoners; unlawful fees prohibited. 1. [Except]  SUBJECT  TO
THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION:  (A) EXCEPT as other-
wise  provided  by law, a sheriff or other person in charge of a correc-
tional facility or any person employed at such facility shall not charge
a prisoner or other person in custody with any sum of money,  or  demand
or  receive  from him money or any valuable thing for any drink, food or
other thing furnished or provided for such prisoner  or  person  at  any
correctional facility[.
  2.  A];  (B)  A  sheriff or other public officer or employee shall not
demand or receive from a prisoner or other person, while in his custody,
a gratuity or reward, upon any pretense or for any purpose[.
  3. A]; (C) A sheriff, or other public officer or employee,  shall  not
demand  or  receive from a prisoner or other person in custody, money or
any valuable thing for rent in a  jail  or  any  fee,  compensation,  or
reward  for  the commitment, detaining in custody, release, or discharge
of a prisoner, other than the fees expressly allowed therefor by law.
  2. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS  SECTION,
A  SHERIFF  OR  OTHER  PERSON  IN  CHARGE OF A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY MAY
CHARGE REASONABLE AND NECESSARY FEES, AS APPROVED BY  THE  COMMISSIONER,
TO THE INMATES OF THE FACILITY IN ORDER TO SUPPORT THE OPERATIONS OF THE

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