senate Bill S2698

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the establishment of an inmate visitation program

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 09, 2019 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
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

Votes

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Mar 11, 2019 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S2698
5
2
committee
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Aye
2
Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Mar 11, 2019

nay (2)

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S2698 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2483
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §138-b, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A7241

S2698 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the establishment of an inmate visitation program, which gives inmates opportunities for personal contact with relatives, friends, clergy, volunteers and other persons to promote better institutional adjustment and better community adjustment upon release.

S2698 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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