Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Oct 23, 2019||
|Oct 11, 2019||
delivered to governor
|Jun 11, 2019||
returned to assembly
3rd reading cal.1263
substituted for s5945
|Jun 11, 2019||
substituted by a916
ordered to third reading cal.1263
committee discharged and committed to rules
|May 16, 2019||
referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Senate Bill S5945Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status Via A916 - Signed by Governor
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S5945 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S5945 (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.
2019-S5945 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5945 SPONSOR: SANDERS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To require information regarding HIV testing, counseling and education to be provided to persons upon release from a state correctional facili- ty. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends the correction law by adding a new section to require that inmates being released from state correctional facili- ties be provided with information about the prevention of human immune- deficiency virus (HIV) infection and instructions about how to obtain free HIV testing upon release, including contact information for HIV counseling and testing service providers.
2019-S5945 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5945 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 16, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SANDERS -- 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 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.
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