assembly Bill A9543

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to including credits earned from a higher education institution as a condition on which the merit board may grant merit time

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 21, 2020 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jul 20, 2020 ordered to third reading rules cal.190
rules report cal.190
reported
Jul 14, 2020 reported referred to rules
Mar 06, 2020 print number 9543a
Mar 06, 2020 amend and recommit to correction
Jan 24, 2020 referred to correction

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A9543 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §803, Cor L

A9543 - Summary

Includes earning at least eighteen credits from a program registered by the state education department from a degree-granting higher education institution as a condition on which the merit board may grant merit time.

A9543 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9543

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 24, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. EPSTEIN -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Correction

AN ACT to amend the correction law, in  relation  to  including  credits
  earned from a higher education institution as a condition on which the
  merit board may grant merit time

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subparagraph (iv) of paragraph  (d)  of  subdivision  1  of
section  803 of the correction law, as added by section 7 of chapter 738
of the laws of 2004, is amended to read as follows:
  (iv) Such merit time allowance may be granted when an inmate  success-
fully  participates  in the work and treatment program assigned pursuant
to section eight hundred five of  this  article  and  when  such  inmate
obtains  a  general  equivalency diploma, an alcohol and substance abuse
treatment certificate, a vocational trade certificate following at least
six months of vocational programming, AT LEAST  EIGHTEEN  CREDITS  IN  A
DEGREE-GRANTING PROGRAM AT AN ACCREDITED HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION or
performs  at  least four hundred hours of service as part of a community
work crew.
  Such allowance shall be withheld for any serious disciplinary  infrac-
tion  or upon a judicial determination that the person, while an inmate,
commenced or continued a civil action,  proceeding  or  claim  that  was
found  to  be  frivolous  as defined in subdivision (c) of section eight
thousand three hundred three-a of the civil practice law and  rules,  or
an  order of a federal court pursuant to rule 11 of the federal rules of
civil procedure imposing sanctions in an action commenced by  a  person,
while an inmate, against a state agency, officer or employee.
  §  2.  Subparagraph  (iv) of paragraph (d) of subdivision 1 of section
803 of the correction law, as added by section 10-a of  chapter  738  of
the laws of 2004, is amended to read as follows:
  (iv)  Such merit time allowance may be granted when an inmate success-
fully participates in the work and treatment program  assigned  pursuant
to  section  eight  hundred  five  of  this article and when such inmate
obtains a general equivalency diploma, an alcohol  and  substance  abuse

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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A9543A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §803, Cor L

A9543A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Includes earning at least eighteen credits from a program registered by the state education department from a degree-granting higher education institution as a condition on which the merit board may grant merit time.

A9543A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 9543--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 24, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. EPSTEIN, SAYEGH, CRUZ, MOSLEY, LAVINE, TAYLOR,
  DenDEKKER,  SIMON,  GOTTFRIED,  L. ROSENTHAL,  JAFFEE,  REYES,   COOK,
  BARRON, QUART -- read once and referred to the Committee on Correction
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the correction law, in  relation  to  including  credits
  earned from a higher education institution as a condition on which the
  merit board may grant merit time

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subparagraph (iv) of paragraph  (d)  of  subdivision  1  of
section  803 of the correction law, as added by section 7 of chapter 738
of the laws of 2004, is amended to read as follows:
  (iv) Such merit time allowance may be granted when an inmate  success-
fully  participates  in the work and treatment program assigned pursuant
to section eight hundred five of  this  article  and  when  such  inmate
obtains  a  general  equivalency diploma, an alcohol and substance abuse
treatment certificate, a vocational trade certificate following at least
six months of vocational programming, AT LEAST  EIGHTEEN  CREDITS  IN  A
PROGRAM  REGISTERED  BY  THE  STATE  EDUCATION DEPARTMENT FROM A DEGREE-
GRANTING HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION or performs at least four  hundred
hours of service as part of a community work crew.
  Such  allowance shall be withheld for any serious disciplinary infrac-
tion or upon a judicial determination that the person, while an  inmate,
commenced  or  continued  a  civil  action, proceeding or claim that was
found to be frivolous as defined in subdivision  (c)  of  section  eight
thousand  three  hundred three-a of the civil practice law and rules, or
an order of a federal court pursuant to rule 11 of the federal rules  of
civil  procedure  imposing sanctions in an action commenced by a person,
while an inmate, against a state agency, officer or employee.
  § 2. Subparagraph (iv) of paragraph (d) of subdivision  1  of  section
803  of  the  correction law, as added by section 10-a of chapter 738 of
the laws of 2004, is amended to read as follows:

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