|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 09, 2019||referred to ways and means|
delivered to assembly
|Mar 13, 2019||advanced to third reading|
|Mar 12, 2019||2nd report cal.|
|Mar 11, 2019||1st report cal.241|
|Jan 28, 2019||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
senate Bill S2698
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2698 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2698 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2698 SPONSOR: SEPULVEDA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to the establishment of an inmate visitation program PURPOSE: To establish the inmate visiting program in state and local correctional facilities SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a new section 138-b to the correction law establishing a section authorizing inmate visits. Section 2 provides an effective date.
S2698 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2698 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 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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