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|Feb 14, 2020||to attorney-general for opinion|
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to judiciary|
|Oct 18, 2019||referred to rules|
senate Bill S6781
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S6781 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6781 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to prohibiting involuntary employment of prisoners; provides that no prisoner shall be compelled to provide labor against his or her will by actual force, threats of force, threats of punishment, threats of legal coercion or by any scheme, plan or pattern intended to cause the person to believe that, if such person did not provide such labor that such person or another person would suffer serious harm or physical restraint.
S6781 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6781 SPONSOR: MYRIE TITLE OF BILL: CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to section 24 of article 3 of the constitution, in relation to prohibiting involuntary employment of prisoners PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To allow persons incarcerated in a New York State prison the right to refuse to work while incarcerated. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Incarcerated persons in NYS prisons shall not be compelled to work against their will and shall not be threatened with punishment or harm if they refuse to work. DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORIGINAL AND AMENDED VERSION (IF APPLICABLE):
S6781 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6781 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E October 18, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MYRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to section 24 of article 3 of the constitution, in relation to prohibiting involuntary employment of prisoners Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 24 of arti- cle 3 of the constitution be amended to read as follows: § 24. [The legislature shall, by law, provide for the occupation and employment of prisoners sentenced to the several state prisons, peniten- tiaries, jails and reformatories in the state; and no] NO person in any [such] STATE prison, penitentiary, jail or reformatory, shall be required or allowed to work, while under sentence thereto, at any trade, industry or occupation, wherein or whereby his or her work, or the prod- uct or profit of his or her work, shall be farmed out, contracted, given or sold to any person, firm, association or corporation, provided that the legislature may provide by law that such prisoners may voluntarily perform work for nonprofit organizations PROVIDED THAT NO PERSON SHALL BE COMPELLED TO PROVIDE LABOR AGAINST HIS OR HER WILL BY ACTUAL FORCE, THREATS OF FORCE, THREATS OF PUNISHMENT, THREATS OF LEGAL COERCION OR BY ANY SCHEME, PLAN OR PATTERN INTENDED TO CAUSE THE PERSON TO BELIEVE THAT, IF SUCH PERSON DID NOT PROVIDE SUCH LABOR THAT SUCH PERSON OR ANOTHER PERSON WOULD SUFFER PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL OR MENTAL HARM OR PHYS- ICAL RESTRAINT. As used in this section, the term "nonprofit organiza- tion" means an organization operated exclusively for religious, charita- ble, or educational purposes, no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual. [This section shall not be construed to prevent the legislature from providing that convicts may work for, and that the products of their labor may be disposed of to, the state or any political division thereof, or for or to any public institution owned or managed and controlled by the state, or any political division thereof.] EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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