assembly Bill A2483

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the establishment of an inmate visitation program

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Current Bill Status Via S2698 - Passed Senate


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 30, 2019 ordered to third reading cal.393
substituted for a2483
May 30, 2019 substituted by s2698
May 23, 2019 advanced to third reading cal.393
May 21, 2019 reported
Feb 11, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 28, 2019 reported referred to codes
Jan 22, 2019 referred to correction

Votes

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Mar 11, 2019 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

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Nay
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Committee Vote: Mar 11, 2019

nay (2)

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A2483 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2698
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §138-b, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A7241

A2483 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the establishment of an inmate visitation program, which gives inmates opportunities for personal contact with relatives, friends, clergy, volunteers and other persons to promote better institutional adjustment and better community adjustment upon release.

A2483 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2483

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 22, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. WEPRIN, WALKER, DE LA ROSA, BLAKE, MOSLEY, BARRON
  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Correction

AN  ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to the establishment of
  an inmate visitation program

  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.  INMATE  VISITATION  PROGRAM.  STATE  AND LOCAL CORRECTIONAL
FACILITIES SHALL PROVIDE INMATE VISITATION PROGRAMS WHICH  GIVE  INMATES
OPPORTUNITIES  FOR  PERSONAL  CONTACT  WITH  RELATIVES, FRIENDS, CLERGY,
VOLUNTEERS AND OTHER PERSONS TO PROMOTE BETTER INSTITUTIONAL  ADJUSTMENT
AND  BETTER  COMMUNITY  ADJUSTMENT  UPON  RELEASE.  SUCH  PROGRAM  SHALL
INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, (A) VISITING HOURS THAT  ARE  REASONABLY
LIKELY  TO  ACCOMMODATE  PERSONS  TRAVELING  FROM  WITHIN THE STATE, (B)
VISITS OF SUFFICIENT DURATION SO THAT VISITORS AND INMATES WILL BE  ABLE
TO  MAINTAIN RELATIONSHIP BONDS, AND (C) A PUBLISHED OVERCROWDING POLICY
THAT IS EQUITABLE WITH DUE CONSIDERATION TO THE DISTANCE TRAVELED BY THE
VISITOR. VIDEO VISITATION MAY SUPPLEMENT, BUT SHALL NOT TAKE  THE  PLACE
OF,  IN-PERSON VISITATION. NO INMATE IS TO BE VISITED AGAINST HIS OR HER
WILL BY ANY PERSON.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08552-01-9

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