assembly Bill A5942

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to available transportation for correction facility visitation

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to ways and means
Mar 26, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
Feb 20, 2019 referred to correction

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A5942 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S731
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §138-b, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S5693

A5942 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to available transportation for correction facility visitation; provides for at a minimum, bi-monthly free transportation from the city of New York, Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo and Albany.

A5942 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5942

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 20, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  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 available transporta-
  tion for correction facility visitation

  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. VISITOR TRANSPORTATION. IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE INMATE VISIT-
ING PROGRAM, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION FOR VISITORS TO
CORRECTIONAL  FACILITIES ON A REGULAR BASIS, BUT NO LESS THAN BIMONTHLY,
AT NO COST TO VISITORS. TRANSPORTATION SHALL BE PROVIDED FROM  THE  CITY
OF  NEW  YORK,  ROCHESTER,  SYRACUSE, BUFFALO AND ALBANY TO CORRECTIONAL
FACILITIES, AS DETERMINED BY THE  COMMISSIONER.  INFORMATION  CONCERNING
TRANSPORTATION  SHALL  BE POSTED ON THE DEPARTMENT'S PUBLIC WEBSITE, AND
SHALL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE TELEPHONE  NUMBER  DESIGNATED,  PURSUANT  TO
SECTION  ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-EIGHT-A OF THIS ARTICLE. NOTICE OF AVAILABLE
TRANSPORTATION SHALL BE PROVIDED TO  INMATES  UPON  RECEPTION  AND  UPON
TRANSFER TO A NEW CORRECTIONAL FACILITY.
  §  2. This act shall take effect one year after it shall have become a
law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03542-03-9