senate Bill S1623

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2019 committed to rules
Jan 28, 2019 advanced to third reading
Jan 23, 2019 2nd report cal.
Jan 22, 2019 1st report cal.24
Jan 15, 2019 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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Jan 22, 2019 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S1623
5
2
committee
5
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Jan 22, 2019

nay (2)

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S1623 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2500
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
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: S6466, A8588
2015-2016: S2659, A4401
2017-2018: S3824, S4784, A3080

S1623 (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.

S1623 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1623 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1623

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- 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 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:
  32. "SPECIAL POPULATIONS" MEANS ANY PERSON: (A)  TWENTY-ONE  YEARS  OF
AGE  OR  YOUNGER; (B) FIFTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER; (C) WITH A DISA-
BILITY AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION TWENTY-ONE OF  SECTION
TWO  HUNDRED NINETY-TWO OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW; OR (D) WHO IS PREGNANT, IN
THE FIRST EIGHT WEEKS OF THE POST-PARTUM RECOVERY  PERIOD  AFTER  GIVING
BIRTH,  OR  CARING FOR A CHILD IN A CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION PURSUANT TO
SUBDIVISIONS TWO OR THREE OF SECTION SIX HUNDRED ELEVEN OF THIS CHAPTER.

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

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