assembly Bill A3402

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to providing voice communication service to incarcerated people in state correctional facilities at no cost

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Jan 26, 2021 referred to correction

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A3402 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §623, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A7658

A3402 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A3402 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3402
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 26, 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 in state correctional
   facilities 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 IN THE STATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.
   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] AGENCIES CHARGED WITH THE OPERA-
 TION AND  MANAGEMENT  OF  STATE  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.