assembly Bill A4250A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a visiting program for incarcerated people

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 08, 2021 reported referred to rules
May 04, 2021 reported referred to ways and means
Apr 27, 2021 reported referred to codes
Apr 19, 2021 print number 4250a
Apr 19, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to correction
Feb 01, 2021 referred to correction

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A4250 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2841
Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §138-b, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A7241
2019-2020: A2483, S2698

A4250 - Summary

Establishes a visiting program for incarcerated people, which gives incarcerated people opportunities for personal contact with relatives, friends, clergy, volunteers and other persons to promote better institutional adjustment and better community adjustment upon release.

A4250 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4250
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 1, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. WEPRIN, BARRON, WALKER, DE LA ROSA, GOTTFRIED,
   FERNANDEZ, EPSTEIN, REYES, CRUZ, AUBRY, HUNTER, TAYLOR  --  read  once
   and referred to the Committee on Correction
 
 AN  ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to the establishment of
   an inmate visitation program

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The correction law is amended by adding a new section 138-b
 to read as follows:
   §  138-B.  INMATE  VISITATION  PROGRAM.  STATE  AND LOCAL CORRECTIONAL
 FACILITIES SHALL PROVIDE INMATE VISITATION PROGRAMS WHICH  GIVE  INMATES
 OPPORTUNITIES  FOR  PERSONAL  CONTACT  WITH  RELATIVES, FRIENDS, CLERGY,
 VOLUNTEERS AND OTHER PERSONS TO PROMOTE BETTER INSTITUTIONAL  ADJUSTMENT
 AND  BETTER  COMMUNITY  ADJUSTMENT  UPON  RELEASE.  SUCH  PROGRAM  SHALL
 INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, (A) VISITING HOURS THAT  ARE  REASONABLY
 LIKELY  TO  ACCOMMODATE  PERSONS  TRAVELING  FROM  WITHIN THE STATE, (B)
 VISITS OF SUFFICIENT DURATION SO THAT VISITORS AND INMATES WILL BE  ABLE
 TO  MAINTAIN RELATIONSHIP BONDS, AND (C) A PUBLISHED OVERCROWDING POLICY
 THAT IS EQUITABLE WITH DUE CONSIDERATION TO THE DISTANCE TRAVELED BY THE
 VISITOR. VIDEO VISITATION MAY SUPPLEMENT, BUT SHALL NOT TAKE  THE  PLACE
 OF,  IN-PERSON VISITATION. NO INMATE IS TO BE VISITED AGAINST HIS OR HER
 WILL BY ANY PERSON.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
 it shall have become a law.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04355-01-1


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A4250A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2841
Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §138-b, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A7241
2019-2020: A2483, S2698

A4250A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a visiting program for incarcerated people, which gives incarcerated people opportunities for personal contact with relatives, friends, clergy, volunteers and other persons to promote better institutional adjustment and better community adjustment upon release.

A4250A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4250--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 1, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. WEPRIN, BARRON, WALKER, DE LA ROSA, GOTTFRIED,
   FERNANDEZ, EPSTEIN,  REYES,  CRUZ,  AUBRY,  HUNTER,  TAYLOR,  FORREST,
   QUART, BURGOS, SIMON, BURDICK -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee  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 the establishment  of
   a visiting program for incarcerated people
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The correction law is amended by adding a new section 138-b
 to read as follows:
   § 138-B. VISITING PROGRAM FOR THE INCARCERATED. 1.   STATE  AND  LOCAL
 CORRECTIONAL  FACILITIES  SHALL  PROVIDE  VISITING  PROGRAMS  WHICH GIVE
 INCARCERATED PEOPLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONAL CONTACT WITH THEIR  RELA-
 TIVES,  CHILDREN,  FRIENDS,  CLERGY,  VOLUNTEERS  AND  OTHER  PERSONS TO
 PROMOTE INDIVIDUAL TRANSFORMATION, BETTER INSTITUTIONAL  ADJUSTMENT  AND
 BETTER  COMMUNITY  ADJUSTMENT  UPON RELEASE. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL INCLUDE,
 BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, (A) VISITING HOURS THAT ARE REASONABLY LIKELY  TO
 ACCOMMODATE  PERSONS  TRAVELING FROM WITHIN THE STATE, INCLUDING EVENING
 AND/OR WEEKEND HOURS, (B) VISITS OF  SUFFICIENT  DURATION,  INCLUDING  A
 MINIMUM  OF  ONE  HOUR AT LOCAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES SO THAT VISITORS
 AND INCARCERATED PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN RELATIONSHIP BONDS, AND
 (C) A PUBLISHED OVERCROWDING POLICY THAT IS EQUITABLE WITH DUE CONSIDER-
 ATION TO THE DISTANCE TRAVELED BY THE  VISITOR,  THE  FREQUENCY  OF  THE
 VISITOR'S  VISITS,  THE  MOST  RECENT  OCCASION  THAT  THE  INCARCERATED
 PERSON'S VISIT WAS TERMINATED DUE TO OVERCROWDING, AND ANY  OTHER  INDI-
 VIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCES THAT LIMIT IN-PERSON VISITS BETWEEN THE INCARCERAT-
 ED PERSON AND THE VISITOR.
   2. VIDEO CONFERENCING MAY SUPPLEMENT, BUT SHALL NOT TAKE THE PLACE OF,
 IN-PERSON VISITS.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04355-03-1