|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 28, 2019||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
senate Bill S2691
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2691 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2691 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2691 SPONSOR: SEPULVEDA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to the removal of inmates diagnosed with mental illness to a residential mental health treatment unit PURPOSE: To keep seriously mentally ill inmates out of solitary confinement once they have been diagnosed with a qualifying mental illness. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends Correction Law § 137(6)(d)(i). Section 2 amends Correction Law § 137(6)(e)(i). Section 3 provides an effective date.
S2691 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2691 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 28, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to the removal of inmates diagnosed with mental illness to a residential mental health treatment unit THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subparagraph (i) of paragraph d of subdivision 6 of section 137 of the correction law, as added by chapter 1 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: (i) Except as set forth in clause (E) of subparagraph (ii) of this paragraph, the department, in consultation with mental health clini- cians, shall divert or remove [inmates] AN INMATE WHO AT ANY TIME HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED with A serious mental illness, as defined in SUBPARA- GRAPHS (I), (III), (IV) AND (V) OF paragraph (e) of this subdivision, from segregated confinement, where such confinement could potentially be for a period in excess of thirty days, to a residential mental health treatment unit. Nothing in this paragraph shall be deemed to prevent the disciplinary process from proceeding in accordance with department rules and regulations for disciplinary hearings. § 2. Subparagraph (i) of paragraph e of subdivision 6 of section 137 of the correction law, as added by chapter 1 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: (i) he or she has [a current diagnosis of, or is diagnosed at the initial or any subsequent assessment conducted during the inmate's segregated confinement with,] BEEN DIAGNOSED AT ANY TIME WITH one or more of the following types of Axis I diagnoses, as described in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and such diagnoses shall be made based upon all relevant EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07227-01-9
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