senate Bill S5945

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the department of corrections shall provide an inmate, upon his or her discharge, with educational information about the prevention of HIV

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Current Bill Status Via A916 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 23, 2019 signed chap.385
Oct 11, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 11, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1263
substituted for s5945
Jun 11, 2019 substituted by a916
ordered to third reading cal.1263
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 16, 2019 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

S5945 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A916
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §76, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A8384
2011-2012: A614
2013-2014: A3496
2015-2016: A3287
2017-2018: A1805

S5945 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the department of corrections and community supervision shall provide an inmate, upon his or her discharge, with educational information about the prevention of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), instructions about how to obtain free HIV testing and referrals to community-based HIV prevention, education and counseling resources.

S5945 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5945 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5945

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- 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 human immunodeficien-
  cy virus (HIV) prevention

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section  76  of  the  correction  law,  as
amended by chapter 5 of the laws of 2015, is amended to read as follows:
  1. (A) Prior to the release of an inmate from a correctional facility,
the  department  shall  provide  such inmate with information on transi-
tional services available in the county or city  where  such  inmate  is
scheduled  to  be  released.  Such  information  shall  include programs
designed to promote the successful and productive  reentry  and  reinte-
gration  of  an  inmate into society including medical and mental health
services, HIV/AIDS  services,  educational,  vocational  and  employment
services, alcohol or substance abuse treatment and housing services. The
department  shall maintain a current list of transitional services which
shall be updated regularly in order to effectuate the purposes  of  this
section.  Where  appropriate, the department shall provide assistance to
an inmate in contacting a program or  service  provider  prior  to  such
inmate's release to the community.
  (B)  UPON  DISCHARGE  OF  AN  INMATE FROM A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, THE
DEPARTMENT SHALL PROVIDE SUCH INMATE WITH EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION  ABOUT
THE   PREVENTION   OF  HUMAN  IMMUNODEFICIENCY  VIRUS  (HIV)  INFECTION,
INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT HOW TO OBTAIN FREE HIV TESTING UPON RELEASE,  INCLUD-
ING CONTACT INFORMATION FOR HIV COUNSELING AND TESTING SERVICE PROVIDERS
LOCATED  IN  THE  COUNTY  OR CITY IN WHICH SUCH INMATE INTENDS TO RESIDE
UPON RELEASE, AND REFERRALS TO COMMUNITY-BASED HIV PREVENTION, EDUCATION
AND COUNSELING RESOURCES LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OR  CITY  IN  WHICH  SUCH
INMATE INTENDS TO RESIDE UPON RELEASE.
  §  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law.

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