assembly Bill A616A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides additional rights to pregnant inmates

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Current Bill Status Via S399 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.698
substituted for a616a
Jun 10, 2021 substituted by s399a
Jun 09, 2021 ordered to third reading rules cal.698
rules report cal.698
reported
Jun 07, 2021 amend and recommit to rules 616a
May 19, 2021 reported referred to rules
Jan 06, 2021 referred to correction

Votes

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May 5, 2021 - Women's Issues committee Vote

S399
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0
committee
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Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
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Excused
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Committee Vote: May 5, 2021

aye wr (2)

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A616 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S399
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §611, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A9965, S7868

A616 - Summary

Allows pregnant inmates to have one support person in the delivery room; requires information on the nursery program, pregnancy counseling and abortion services.

A616 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    616
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. L. ROSENTHAL, LUPARDO, SEAWRIGHT, OTIS -- read
   once and referred to the Committee on Correction
 
 AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to the rights  of  preg-
   nant inmates
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 and subdivision 2 of section
 611 of the correction law, paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 as amended  by
 chapter  17  of the laws of 2016 and subdivision 2 as amended by chapter
 242 of the laws of 1930, are amended and a new subdivision 4 is added to
 read as follows:
   (c) No restraints of any kind shall be used  when  such  woman  is  in
 labor,  admitted  to  a hospital, institution or clinic for delivery, or
 recovering after giving birth. Any such personnel as may be necessary to
 supervise the woman during transport to and from and during her stay  at
 the hospital, institution or clinic shall be provided to ensure adequate
 care,  custody  and  control  of  the woman, except that no correctional
 staff shall be present in the delivery room during the birth of  a  baby
 unless  requested  by  the medical staff supervising such delivery or by
 the woman giving birth. THE WOMAN SHALL BE PERMITTED TO HAVE ONE SUPPORT
 PERSON OF HER CHOOSING ACCOMPANY HER INTO THE DELIVERY ROOM  DURING  THE
 BIRTH OF THE CHILD. The superintendent or sheriff or his or her designee
 shall  cause  such  woman to be subject to return to such institution or
 local correctional facility as soon after the birth of her child as  the
 state  of  her  health  will permit as determined by the medical profes-
 sional responsible for the care of such woman. If such woman is confined
 in a local correctional facility, the  expense  of  such  accommodation,
 maintenance  and  medical  care shall be paid by such woman or her rela-
 tives or from any available funds of the local correctional facility and
 if not available from such sources, shall be a charge upon  the  county,
 city  or  town  in which is located the court from which such inmate was
 committed to such local correctional facility. If such woman is confined

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A616A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S399
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §611, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A9965, S7868

A616A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows pregnant inmates to have one support person in the delivery room; requires information on the nursery program, pregnancy counseling and abortion services.

A616A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  616--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, LUPARDO, SEAWRIGHT, OTIS, JACKSON,
   GONZALEZ-ROJAS, KELLES -- read once and referred to the  Committee  on
   Correction -- reported and referred to the Committee on Rules -- Rules
   Committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
   recommitted to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to the rights  of  preg-
   nant inmates
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 and subdivision 2 of section
 611 of the correction law, paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 as amended  by
 chapter  17  of the laws of 2016 and subdivision 2 as amended by chapter
 242 of the laws of 1930, are amended and a new subdivision 4 is added to
 read as follows:
   (c) No restraints of any kind shall be used  when  such  woman  is  in
 labor,  admitted  to  a hospital, institution or clinic for delivery, or
 recovering after giving birth. Any such personnel as may be necessary to
 supervise the woman during transport to and from and during her stay  at
 the hospital, institution or clinic shall be provided to ensure adequate
 care,  custody  and  control  of  the woman, except that no correctional
 staff shall be present in the delivery room during the birth of  a  baby
 unless  requested  by  the medical staff supervising such delivery or by
 the woman giving birth. THE WOMAN SHALL BE PERMITTED TO  HAVE  AT  LEAST
 ONE  SUPPORT  PERSON  OF HER CHOOSING ACCOMPANY HER IN THE DELIVERY ROOM
 AND WHEN SUCH WOMAN IS IN LABOR AND RECOVERING  AFTER  GIVING  BIRTH.  A
 SUPPORT PERSON SHALL NOT NEED TO HAVE VISITED THE WOMAN AT A CORRECTION-
 AL  FACILITY  PRIOR  TO SERVING AS A SUPPORT PERSON. A PERSON MAY NOT BE
 DENIED ELIGIBILITY TO SERVE AS A SUPPORT PERSON SOLELY ON THE BASIS OF A
 PAST CRIMINAL CONVICTION OR THAT SUCH PERSON  IS  ON  PROBATION,  CONDI-
 TIONAL  RELEASE,  PAROLE OR POST RELEASE SUPERVISION. ANY DECISION BY AN
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets