assembly Bill A1643

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts "the prison minimum wage act" relating to payment for labor performed by inmates

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Current Bill Status - Stricken


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 05, 2022 enacting clause stricken
Jan 05, 2022 referred to correction
Jan 11, 2021 referred to correction

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A1643 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S287
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§170, 171, 177, 178, 184, 186 & 187, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A11317
2019-2020: A1275, S3138

A1643 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "the prison minimum wage act" relating to payment for labor performed by inmates.

A1643 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1643
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. PERRY, WEPRIN, DE LA ROSA, EPSTEIN, RICHARDSON,
   WALKER, SIMON, FERNANDEZ, J. RIVERA, GOTTFRIED, TAYLOR,  REYES,  NIOU,
   JEAN-PIERRE,  PICHARDO, CRUZ, L. ROSENTHAL, DARLING -- Multi-Sponsored
   by -- M. of A.  NOLAN -- read once and referred to  the  Committee  on
   Correction

 AN  ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to enacting "the prison
   minimum wage act"
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  This  act  shall be known and may be cited as "the prison
 minimum wage act".
   § 2. Subdivision 3 of section 170 of the correction law, as  added  by
 chapter 256 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
   3.  Notwithstanding  any  other  provision  of  law,  an inmate may be
 permitted to leave the institution under guard  to  voluntarily  perform
 work  for a nonprofit organization; PROVIDED THAT EACH INMATE WHO VOLUN-
 TEERS TO PERFORM WORK FOR A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION SHALL BE PAID A MINI-
 MUM HOURLY WAGE OF NOT LESS THAN THREE DOLLARS. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL  BE
 ENTITLED  TO  CHARGE THE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION A REASONABLE HOURLY RATE
 FOR MEALS AND HOUSING OF  SUCH  PRISONERS,  IF  ANY.  As  used  in  this
 section,  the  term "nonprofit organization" means an organization oper-
 ated exclusively for religious, charitable, or educational purposes,  no
 part  of  the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of any private
 shareholder or individual.
   § 3. Section 171 of the correction law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
 subdivision 3 to read as follows:
   3.  ANY  INMATE PERFORMING LABOR AS DESCRIBED IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE
 COMPENSATED FOR HIS OR HER LABOR IN ACCORDANCE WITH  THE  PROVISIONS  OF
 SUBDIVISION FIVE OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-SEVEN OF THIS ARTICLE.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02333-01-1