assembly Bill A2500

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Restricts the use of segregated confinement and creates alternative therapeutic and rehabilitative confinement options

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Mar 05, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 28, 2019 reported referred to codes
Jan 23, 2019 referred to correction

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A2500 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1623
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§137, 138, 2, 401, 401-a, 500-k & 45, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A8588, S6466
2015-2016: A4401, S2659
2017-2018: A3080, S3824, S4784

A2500 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Restricts the use of segregated confinement and creates alternative therapeutic and rehabilitative confinement options; limits the length of time a person may be in segregated confinement and excludes certain persons from being placed in segregated confinement.

A2500 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2500

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. AUBRY -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ABINANTI,
  ARROYO,  BARRETT, BARRON, BENEDETTO, BICHOTTE, BLAKE, BRONSON, CAHILL,
  CARROLL, COOK, CRESPO, CUSICK,  DAVILA,  DE LA ROSA,  DICKENS,  DILAN,
  D'URSO,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  FAHY,  GALEF, GLICK, GOTTFRIED, HEVESI, HUNTER,
  HYNDMAN, JAFFEE, JEAN-PIERRE, JOYNER,  KIM,  LAVINE,  LENTOL,  LIFTON,
  LUPARDO,  MOSLEY,  ORTIZ, OTIS, PEOPLES-STOKES, PERRY, PICHARDO, PRET-
  LOW, QUART, RAMOS, RICHARDSON, RIVERA, RODRIGUEZ, L. ROSENTHAL, ROZIC,
  SEAWRIGHT, SIMON, SIMOTAS,  SOLAGES,  STECK,  STIRPE,  THIELE,  TITUS,
  VANEL, WALKER, WEPRIN, WRIGHT -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Correction

AN  ACT  to amend the correction law, in relation to restricting the use
  of segregated confinement and  creating  alternative  therapeutic  and
  rehabilitative confinement options

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 23 of section 2 of the correction law, as added
by chapter 1 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
  23. "Segregated confinement" means the [disciplinary]  confinement  of
an  inmate  in [a special housing unit or in a separate keeplock housing
unit.  Special housing units and separate  keeplock  units  are  housing
units that consist of cells grouped so as to provide separation from the
general  population,  and may be used to house inmates confined pursuant
to the disciplinary procedures described in  regulations]  ANY  FORM  OF
CELL  CONFINEMENT  FOR  MORE  THAN SEVENTEEN HOURS A DAY OTHER THAN IN A
FACILITY-WIDE EMERGENCY OR FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  PROVIDING  MEDICAL  OR
MENTAL  HEALTH  TREATMENT.  CELL  CONFINEMENT THAT IS IMPLEMENTED DUE TO
MEDICAL OR MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT SHALL BE WITHIN A  CLINICAL  AREA  IN
THE  CORRECTIONAL  FACILITY  OR  IN  AS  CLOSE PROXIMITY TO A MEDICAL OR
MENTAL HEALTH UNIT AS POSSIBLE.
  § 2. Section 2 of the correction law is  amended  by  adding  two  new
subdivisions 32 and 33 to read as follows:

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

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