senate Bill S8173

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Allows certain additional privileges to inmates when visitation is suspended for any reason

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee


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Apr 13, 2020 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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S8173 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §138-b, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S4160

S8173 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows certain additional privileges to inmates when visitation is suspended for any reason.

S8173 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8173 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8173

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 13, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- 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 allowing certain
  additional privileges to inmates when visitation is suspended for  any
  reason

  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 138-b
to read as follows:
  § 138-B. SUSPENSION OF VISITATION PRIVILEGES. 1.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY
OTHER  PROVISION  OF LAW, IN THE EVENT THAT THE VISITATION OF INMATES IS
SUSPENDED DUE TO A DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY BY THE  GOVERNOR,
A  LOCAL OFFICIAL OR FOR ANY OTHER REASON, EACH INMATE IN A CORRECTIONAL
FACILITY SHALL BE ALLOWED AND SHALL RECEIVE, IN ADDITION  TO  ANY  OTHER
PRIVILEGE:
  (A)  SEVEN  OR  MORE  FREE  STAMPS PER WEEK FOR USE IN ACCORDANCE WITH
DIRECTIVE #4422, "INMATE CORRESPONDENCE PROGRAM";
  (B) TWO OR MORE FREE SECURE MESSAGES PER WEEK VIA  ELECTRONIC  TABLET;
AND
  (C) TWO OR MORE FREE PHONE CALLS PER WEEK IN ACCORDANCE WITH DIRECTIVE
#4423, "INMATE TELEPHONE CALLS".
  2.  THE COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED TO PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS
NECESSARY FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS SECTION.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD16003-01-0

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