assembly Bill A916

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the department of corrections shall provide an inmate, upon his or her discharge, with educational information about the prevention of HIV

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 23, 2019 signed chap.385
Oct 11, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 11, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1263
substituted for s5945
May 20, 2019 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 16, 2019 advanced to third reading cal.322
May 14, 2019 reported
Apr 30, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 14, 2019 referred to correction

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A916 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5945
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §76, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A8384
2011-2012: A614
2013-2014: A3496
2015-2016: A3287
2017-2018: A1805

A916 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the department of corrections and community supervision shall provide an inmate, upon his or her discharge, with educational information about the prevention of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), instructions about how to obtain free HIV testing and referrals to community-based HIV prevention, education and counseling resources.

A916 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   916

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 14, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. PEOPLES-STOKES, PERRY, GLICK, BRONSON, WEPRIN,
  GOTTFRIED -- read once and referred to the Committee on Correction

AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to human immunodeficien-
  cy virus (HIV) prevention

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section  76 of the correction law, as
amended by chapter 5 of the laws of 2015, is amended to read as follows:
  1. (A) Prior to the release of an inmate from a correctional facility,
the department shall provide such inmate  with  information  on  transi-
tional  services  available  in  the county or city where such inmate is
scheduled to  be  released.  Such  information  shall  include  programs
designed  to  promote  the successful and productive reentry and reinte-
gration of an inmate into society including medical  and  mental  health
services,  HIV/AIDS  services,  educational,  vocational  and employment
services, alcohol or substance abuse treatment and housing services. The
department shall maintain a current list of transitional services  which
shall  be  updated regularly in order to effectuate the purposes of this
section. Where appropriate, the department shall provide  assistance  to
an  inmate  in  contacting  a  program or service provider prior to such
inmate's release to the community.
  (B) UPON DISCHARGE OF AN INMATE  FROM  A  CORRECTIONAL  FACILITY,  THE
DEPARTMENT  SHALL PROVIDE SUCH INMATE WITH EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT
THE  PREVENTION  OF  HUMAN  IMMUNODEFICIENCY  VIRUS   (HIV)   INFECTION,
INSTRUCTIONS  ABOUT HOW TO OBTAIN FREE HIV TESTING UPON RELEASE, INCLUD-
ING CONTACT INFORMATION FOR HIV COUNSELING AND TESTING SERVICE PROVIDERS
LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OR CITY IN WHICH SUCH  INMATE  INTENDS  TO  RESIDE
UPON RELEASE, AND REFERRALS TO COMMUNITY-BASED HIV PREVENTION, EDUCATION
AND  COUNSELING  RESOURCES  LOCATED  IN THE COUNTY OR CITY IN WHICH SUCH
INMATE INTENDS TO RESIDE UPON RELEASE.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have become a law.

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

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