senate Bill S1334

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Archive: Last Bill Status - Stricken


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 14, 2019 recommit, enacting clause stricken
Jan 14, 2019 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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S1334 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A930
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §607, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8028, A10173
2021-2022: S2211, A702

S1334 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S1334 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1334 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1334

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GALLIVAN, AKSHAR, GRIFFO, HELMING -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Crime Victims, Crime and 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

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