senate Bill S8851

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to inmate labor

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (1)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 29, 2020 referred to rules

Co-Sponsors

S8851 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10919
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §170, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S416, A3481

S8851 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits certain public entities from receiving net earnings from inmate labor; prohibits compelling inmates to provide labor.

S8851 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8851 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8851
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               July 29, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MYRIE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to inmate labor
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision  3  of  section 170 of the correction law, as
 added by chapter 256 of the laws of 2010, is amended and a new  subdivi-
 sion 4 is added to read as follows:
   3.  Notwithstanding  any  other  provision  of  law,  an inmate may be
 permitted to leave the institution under guard  to  voluntarily  perform
 work  for  a  nonprofit  organization. As used in this section, the term
 "nonprofit organization" means an organization operated exclusively  for
 religious, charitable, or educational purposes, no part of the net earn-
 ings  of  which  inures  to  the  benefit  of THE STATE OF NEW YORK, THE
 GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OR TO ANY STATE OF THE UNITED STATES, OR
 POLITICAL SUBDIVISION THEREOF, ANY PUBLIC  CORPORATION  OR  ELEEMOSYNARY
 ASSOCIATION  OR  CORPORATION  FUNDED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY ANY FEDERAL,
 STATE OR LOCAL FUNDS OR any private shareholder or individual.
   4. (A) NO INMATE 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  INMATE  TO  BELIEVE THAT, IF THE INMATE DID NOT PROVIDE SUCH
 LABOR, THAT INMATE OR ANOTHER PERSON WOULD SUFFER PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL OR
 MENTAL HARM.
   (B) ANY INMATE ALLEGING A VIOLATION OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL,  WITHIN
 TEN  YEARS  AFTER  THE  ACTS  ALLEGED  TO HAVE VIOLATED THIS SUBDIVISION
 OCCURRED, HAVE A CAUSE OF ACTION IN ANY COURT OF  APPROPRIATE  JURISDIC-
 TION  FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING PUNITIVE DAMAGES, AND FOR INJUNCTIVE RELIEF
 AND SUCH OTHER REMEDIES AS MAY BE APPROPRIATE TOGETHER WITH ALL  REASON-
 ABLE ATTORNEY'S FEES AND COSTS.
   §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
 have become a law.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD17022-01-0

Comments

Open Legislation is a forum for New York State legislation. All comments are subject to review and community moderation is encouraged.

Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity, hate or toxic speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Attempts to intimidate and silence contributors or deliberately deceive the public, including excessive or extraneous posting/posts, or coordinated activity, are prohibited and may result in the temporary or permanent banning of the user. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday. By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.