assembly Bill A930

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the prohibition of double-bunked housing in correctional facilities

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to correction
Jan 14, 2019 referred to correction

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A930 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6582
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §607, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A10173, S8028
2021-2022: A702, S2211

A930 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the prohibition of double-bunked housing in correctional facilities.

A930 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   930

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 14, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. JONES, D'URSO, ABBATE, TAYLOR, RIVERA, LUPARDO,
  GIGLIO, PALMESANO, GOTTFRIED, COOK, ARROYO, WALSH, WEPRIN,  FRIEND  --
  Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A.  BARCLAY,  HAWLEY -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Correction

AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to  the  prohibition  of
  double-bunked housing in correctional facilities

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

  Section 1. The correction law is amended by adding a new  section  607
to read as follows:
  §  607.  PROHIBITION OF DOUBLE-BUNKED HOUSING. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION "DOUBLE-BUNKED HOUSING" SHALL MEAN THE PRACTICE OF INMATE  HOUS-
ING WHERE BUNK BEDS ARE USED IN A DORMITORY SETTING, WITH INMATES RESID-
ING IN AN OPEN SPACE AND SLEEPING ON BUNK BEDS.
  2.  UPON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, THE DEPARTMENT IS PROHIB-
ITED FROM HOUSING  INMATES  USING  DOUBLE-BUNKED  HOUSING  PRACTICES  IN
CORRECTIONAL  FACILITIES. ANY INMATES HOUSED IN SUCH DOUBLE-BUNKED HOUS-
ING ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE MOVED TO OTHER  HOUS-
ING  ACCOMMODATIONS PROVIDED THAT SUCH ACCOMMODATIONS ARE NOT LOCATED IN
A MORE RESTRICTIVE HOUSING UNIT OR CORRECTIONAL FACILITY  UNLESS  OTHER-
WISE APPROPRIATE.
  3.  THE DEPARTMENT IS AUTHORIZED TO PROMULGATE OR REPEAL ANY RULES AND
REGULATIONS NECESSARY TO FACILITATE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS SECTION.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02991-01-9