senate Bill S162

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to contraband screening at correctional facilities

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee


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Jan 09, 2019 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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S162 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6318
Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §112, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S7582, A9885

S162 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of corrections and community supervision to establish contraband screening at correctional facilities.

S162 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S162 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   162

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. HELMING, AKSHAR, AMEDORE, FUNKE, GALLIVAN, JACOBS,
  O'MARA, ORTT, RITCHIE, ROBACH, SAVINO, YOUNG -- 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 contraband screening
  at correctional facilities

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

  Section  1.  Section  112 of the correction law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH A CONTRABAND SCREENING PLAN  WHICH
SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  (A) THE USE OF A LEASHED AND CONTROLLED CANINE TRAINED TO DETECT ILLE-
GAL  DRUGS AT THE ENTRANCE OF EACH CORRECTIONAL FACILITY AT A MINIMUM OF
TWELVE FACILITIES PER WEEK, PROVIDED SUCH MINIMUM SHALL BE  RECALCULATED
BY  THE  COMMISSIONER  IF  ANY  CORRECTIONAL  FACILITIES ARE CLOSED ON A
RANDOM BUT ROTATING BASIS TO ENSURE ALL FACILITIES ARE INCLUDED;
  (B) THE SEARCH OF VISITORS, CORRECTIONAL STAFF, BAGS AND  OTHER  ITEMS
ENTERING  THE  FACILITY  WHICH MAY INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, ELEC-
TRONIC SEARCHES, METAL DETECTORS, PAT SEARCHES, VISUAL SEARCHES OF  ORAL
CAVITIES,   AND   ANY  OTHER  LEGAL  TECHNOLOGY  AT  THE  COMMISSIONER'S
DISCRETION; AND
  (C) THE TRAINING OF STAFF ON UP TO DATE AND CURRENT CONTRABAND SCREEN-
ING PROCEDURES.
  (D) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROVIDE A COPY OF SUCH CONTRABAND SCREENING
PLAN AS WELL AS THE PRIOR YEAR'S  PLAN  INCLUDING  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO
RESULTS OF THE CANINE ASSIGNMENTS, NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS TO PROMOTE CONTRA-
BAND AND THE NUMBER OF URINE TESTS AND THEIR RESULTS CONDUCTED STATEWIDE
BY FACILITIES TO THE LEGISLATURE BY DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST EACH YEAR.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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

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