senate Bill S3100

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to allowing telephone calls prior to an inmate's transfer

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2019 committed to rules
May 13, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 08, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 07, 2019 1st report cal.631
Feb 04, 2019 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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May 7, 2019 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S3100
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Aye with Reservations
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: May 7, 2019

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aye wr (1)

S3100 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6867
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §23, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8966, A10829

S3100 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to allowing telephone calls prior to an inmate's transfer except under exceptional circumstances.

S3100 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3100 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3100

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BIAGGI -- 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 allowing a telephone
  call prior to an inmate's transfer

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section  23 of the correction law, as
amended by chapter 254 of the laws  of  2017,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  1.  The commissioner shall have the power to transfer inmates from one
correctional facility to another. Whenever the transfer of inmates  from
one correctional facility to another shall be ordered by the commission-
er, the superintendent of the facility from which the inmates are trans-
ferred  shall  take  immediate  steps to make the transfer. The transfer
shall be in accordance with rules and  regulations  promulgated  by  the
department  for  the  safe  delivery  of  such inmates to the designated
facility. [Within] IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO  THE  TRANSFER,  THE  DEPARTMENT
SHALL  ELECTRONICALLY NOTIFY THE INMATE'S NEXT OF KIN OR PERSONAL REPRE-
SENTATIVE OF THE TRANSFER AND THE INMATE SHALL BE  ALLOWED  TO  MAKE  AT
LEAST  ONE  PERSONAL  PHONE CALL, EXCEPT UNDER EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES
WHEN TO DO SO WOULD CREATE AN UNACCEPTABLE RISK TO THE SAFETY AND  SECU-
RITY  OF  INMATES OR STAFF.   WHEN A CALL IS NOT PERMITTED DUE TO EXCEP-
TIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL SO INDICATE IN A  CONTEMPORA-
NEOUS  WRITTEN  DOCUMENT.    ADDITIONALLY,  WITHIN  twenty-four hours of
arriving at the facility to which an inmate is transferred,  he  or  she
shall  be  allowed to make at least one personal phone call, except when
to do so would create an unacceptable risk to the safety and security of
inmates or staff. If security precautions prevent the inmate from making
such call, a staff member designated by the superintendent of the facil-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06389-01-9

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