assembly Bill A3204

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Increases access to substance abuse programming for prisoners whose first language is not English

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Jan 28, 2019 referred to correction

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A3204 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2200
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §626, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A7158, S4367
2011-2012: A1021, S977
2013-2014: A2022, S3348
2015-2016: A5931, S2042
2017-2018: A3192, S3344

A3204 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases access to substance abuse programming for prisoners whose first language is not English.

A3204 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3204

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 28, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ORTIZ  --  Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M. of A.
  DE LA ROSA -- read once and referred to the Committee on Correction

AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to increasing access  to
  substance  abuse programming for prisoners whose first language is not
  English

  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 626
to read as follows:
  § 626. ACCESS TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAMMING  FOR  CERTAIN  PRISONERS.
THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL TAKE STEPS TO ENSURE THAT PRISONERS WHOSE FIRST
LANGUAGE IS NOT ENGLISH ARE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND, PARTICIPATE AND COMPLETE
SUBSTANCE ABUSE  PROGRAMS  PROVIDED  IN  THE  PRISONS.  SUCH  STEPS  MAY
INCLUDE,  BUT  NEED NOT BE LIMITED TO, INCREASED EMPLOYMENT OF BILINGUAL
SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELORS AND PROGRAM  STAFF,  TRANSLATION  OF  PROGRAM
CONTENT  AND MATERIALS, TARGETED PROGRAMS FOR NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING PRIS-
ONERS AND OTHER STRATEGIES DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER  IN  CONSULTA-
TION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05418-01-9

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