assembly Bill A3096B

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides voice communication service to incarcerated people at no cost

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 08, 2022 reported referred to ways and means
Mar 03, 2022 print number 3096b
Mar 03, 2022 amend and recommit to correction
Jan 05, 2022 referred to correction
Oct 22, 2021 print number 3096a
Oct 22, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to correction
Jan 22, 2021 referred to correction

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A3096 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3512
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §623, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A7658, S6276

A3096 - Summary

Relates to providing voice communication services to incarcerated individuals in state correctional facilities at no cost; requires agencies charged with the operation and management of state and local correctional facilities and juvenile detention facilities to provide persons in their custody with voice communication service at a minimum of 90 minutes per day.

A3096 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3096
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 22, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. EPSTEIN, QUART, SIMON -- read once and referred
   to the Committee on Correction
 
 AN ACT to amend the correction  law,  in  relation  to  providing  voice
   communication service to incarcerated people at no cost
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 623 of the correction law, as added by chapter  240
 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
   § 623. [Inmate telephone] VOICE COMMUNICATION services FOR INCARCERAT-
 ED PEOPLE.
   1.  [Telephone]  VOICE  COMMUNICATION services contracts for [inmates]
 INCARCERATED PEOPLE in state correctional facilities shall be subject to
 the procurement provisions as set forth in article eleven of  the  state
 finance  law [provided, however, that when determining the best value of
 such telephone service, the lowest possible cost to the  telephone  user
 shall be emphasized].
   2. [The department shall make available either a "prepaid" or "collect
 call" system, or a combination thereof, for telephone service. Under the
 "prepaid" system, funds may be deposited into an account in order to pay
 for  station-to-station calls, provided that nothing in this subdivision
 shall require the department to provide or administer a prepaid  system.
 Under  a  "collect call" system, call recipients are billed for the cost
 of an accepted  telephone  call  initiated  by  an  inmate.  Under  such
 "collect  call"  system, the provider of inmate telephone service, as an
 additional means of payment, must permit the recipient of  inmate  calls
 to  establish an account with such provider in order to deposit funds to
 pay for such collect calls in advance] STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES  CHARGED
 WITH THE OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT OF STATE AND LOCAL CORRECTIONAL FACIL-
 ITIES  AND  JUVENILE DETENTION FACILITIES SHALL PROVIDE PERSONS IN THEIR
 CUSTODY AND CONFINED IN A CORRECTIONAL OR DETENTION FACILITY WITH  VOICE
 COMMUNICATION  SERVICE AT A MINIMUM OF NINETY MINUTES PER DAY AND ENSURE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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A3096A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3512
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §623, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A7658, S6276

A3096A - Summary

Relates to providing voice communication services to incarcerated individuals in state correctional facilities at no cost; requires agencies charged with the operation and management of state and local correctional facilities and juvenile detention facilities to provide persons in their custody with voice communication service at a minimum of 90 minutes per day.

A3096A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  3096--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 22, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. EPSTEIN, QUART, SIMON -- read once and referred
   to the Committee on Correction -- committee discharged, bill  amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  correction  law, in relation to providing voice
   communication services to incarcerated individuals  at no cost

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  623 of the correction law, as amended by chapter
 322 of the laws of 2021, is amended to read as follows:
   §  623.  [Incarcerated  individual  telephone]   VOICE   COMMUNICATION
 services  FOR  INCARCERATED  INDIVIDUALS.  1. [Telephone] VOICE COMMUNI-
 CATION services contracts for incarcerated individuals in state  correc-
 tional  facilities shall be subject to the procurement provisions as set
 forth in article eleven of the state  finance  law  [provided,  however,
 that  when  determining  the  best  value of such telephone service, the
 lowest possible cost to the telephone user shall be emphasized].
   2. [The department shall make available either a "prepaid" or "collect
 call" system, or a combination thereof, for telephone service. Under the
 "prepaid" system, funds may be deposited into an account in order to pay
 for station-to-station calls, provided that nothing in this  subdivision
 shall  require the department to provide or administer a prepaid system.
 Under a "collect call" system, call recipients are billed for  the  cost
 of  an  accepted telephone call initiated by an incarcerated individual.
 Under such "collect call" system, the provider of incarcerated  individ-
 ual  telephone  service,  as an additional means of payment, must permit
 the recipient of incarcerated individual calls to establish  an  account
 with  such  provider  in  order to deposit funds to pay for such collect
 calls in advance] STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES CHARGED  WITH  THE  OPERATION
 AND  MANAGEMENT  OF STATE AND LOCAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES AND JUVENILE
 DETENTION FACILITIES SHALL PROVIDE PERSONS IN THEIR CUSTODY AND CONFINED
 IN A CORRECTIONAL OR DETENTION FACILITY WITH VOICE COMMUNICATION SERVICE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02029-06-1

Co-Sponsors

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A3096B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3512
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §623, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A7658, S6276

A3096B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to providing voice communication services to incarcerated individuals in state correctional facilities at no cost; requires agencies charged with the operation and management of state and local correctional facilities and juvenile detention facilities to provide persons in their custody with voice communication service at a minimum of 90 minutes per day.

A3096B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  3096--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 22, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. EPSTEIN, QUART, SIMON, SEAWRIGHT, KELLES, GONZA-
   LEZ-ROJAS, GOTTFRIED, FORREST, JACKSON, DAVILA, GIBBS -- read once and
   referred to the Committee on Correction -- committee discharged,  bill
   amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
   tee -- recommitted to the Committee on Correction in  accordance  with
   Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  correction  law, in relation to providing voice
   communication services to incarcerated individuals  at no cost
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  623 of the correction law, as amended by chapter
 322 of the laws of 2021, is amended to read as follows:
   §  623.  [Incarcerated  individual  telephone]   VOICE   COMMUNICATION
 services  FOR  INCARCERATED  INDIVIDUALS.  1. [Telephone] VOICE COMMUNI-
 CATION services contracts for incarcerated individuals in state  correc-
 tional  facilities shall be subject to the procurement provisions as set
 forth in article eleven of the state  finance  law  [provided,  however,
 that  when  determining  the  best  value of such telephone service, the
 lowest possible cost to the telephone user shall be emphasized].
   2. [The department shall make available either a "prepaid" or "collect
 call" system, or a combination thereof, for telephone service. Under the
 "prepaid" system, funds may be deposited into an account in order to pay
 for station-to-station calls, provided that nothing in this  subdivision
 shall  require the department to provide or administer a prepaid system.
 Under a "collect call" system, call recipients are billed for  the  cost
 of  an  accepted telephone call initiated by an incarcerated individual.
 Under such "collect call" system, the provider of incarcerated  individ-
 ual  telephone  service,  as an additional means of payment, must permit
 the recipient of incarcerated individual calls to establish  an  account
 with  such  provider  in  order to deposit funds to pay for such collect

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02029-08-2