assembly Bill A8461A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Increases the number of members on the state commission of correction and relates to inspection and procedures applicable to unsafe or unsanitary correctional facilities

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 18, 2022 print number 8461a
Jan 18, 2022 amend and recommit to correction
Jan 05, 2022 referred to correction
Nov 17, 2021 referred to correction

A8461 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8161
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§40, 41, 45, 46, 43 & 47, Cor L

A8461 - Summary

Increases the number of members on the state commission of correction; relates to inspection and procedures applicable to unsafe or unsanitary correctional facilities; requires the biannual publication of reports containing the results of inspections.

A8461 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8461
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             November 17, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GALLAGHER  --  read once and referred to the
   Committee on Correction
 
 AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to the membership of the
   state commission of correction and to inspection and procedures appli-
   cable to unsafe or unsanitary correctional facilities

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 41 of the correction law, as added
 by chapter 865 of the laws of 1975, is amended to read as follows:
   1.  There  shall be within the executive department a state commission
 of correction. It shall consist of [three] NINE persons [to  be],  THREE
 OF  WHOM  SHALL BE appointed by the governor UPON NAMES SUBMITTED BY THE
 JUDGES OF THE COURT OF APPEALS, by and with the advice  and  consent  of
 the  senate,  THREE OF WHOM SHALL BE APPOINTED BY A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE
 MEMBERSHIP OF THE ASSEMBLY UPON NAMES SUBMITTED BY THE  SPEAKER  OF  THE
 ASSEMBLY, AND THREE OF WHOM SHALL BE APPOINTED BY A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE
 MEMBERSHIP OF THE SENATE UPON NAMES SUBMITTED BY THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT
 OF THE SENATE. AT LEAST ONE MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION SHALL BE A FORMERLY
 INCARCERATED PERSON, AND A PREFERENCE IN APPOINTMENT SHALL BE GRANTED TO
 NOMINEES  WHO HAVE BEEN PERSONALLY AFFECTED BY CONTACT WITH THE CRIMINAL
 LEGAL SYSTEM. AT LEAST ONE MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION SHALL HAVE A PROFES-
 SIONAL BACKGROUND IN PUBLIC HEALTH. NO MORE THAN THREE  MEMBERS  OF  THE
 COMMISSION  SHALL  HAVE A BACKGROUND IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, CRIMINAL PROSE-
 CUTION, OR EMPLOYMENT WITHIN A CORRECTIONS AGENCY, AND  THE  MEMBERS  OF
 THE  COMMISSION  WITH  SUCH  BACKGROUNDS SHALL NEVER BE GREATER THAN THE
 NUMBER OF MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION WITH BACKGROUNDS IN INDIGENT  CRIMI-
 NAL  DEFENSE  SERVICES,  PRISONER'S  RIGHTS  LITIGATION, OR PUBLIC LEGAL
 SERVICES. THE REMAINING MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION SHALL  HAVE  EXPERTISE
 IN  ANY  OTHER  FIELD  DEEMED  USEFUL FOR THE PROMOTION OF AN EFFICIENT,
 HUMANE, AND LAWFUL CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM. The governor shall designate one
 of the appointed members as chairman to serve as such at the pleasure of
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13287-07-1

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A8461A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8161
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§40, 41, 45, 46, 43 & 47, Cor L

A8461A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases the number of members on the state commission of correction; relates to inspection and procedures applicable to unsafe or unsanitary correctional facilities; requires the biannual publication of reports containing the results of inspections.

A8461A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8461--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             November 17, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GALLAGHER  --  read once and referred to the
   Committee on Correction -- 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 the membership of the
   state commission of correction and to inspection and procedures appli-
   cable to unsafe or unsanitary correctional facilities
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 40 of the correction law is amended by adding a new
 subdivision 7 to read as follows:
   7. "SERIOUS INJURY" MEANS THE SAME AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN  SECTION
 FIFTY-ONE HUNDRED TWO OF THE INSURANCE LAW.
   §  2. Section 41 of the correction law, as added by chapter 865 of the
 laws of 1975, is amended to read as follows:
   § 41. State commission of correction; organization. 1. (A) There shall
 be within the executive department a state commission of correction.  It
 shall  consist  of  [three]  NINE  persons [to be], TWO OF WHOM SHALL BE
 appointed by the governor[, by and with the advice and  consent  of  the
 senate],  TWO  OF  WHOM  SHALL  BE  APPOINTED  BY A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE
 MEMBERSHIP OF THE ASSEMBLY, TWO OF WHOM SHALL BE APPOINTED BY A MAJORITY
 VOTE OF THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE SENATE, TWO OF WHOM SHALL BE APPOINTED  BY
 THE  ATTORNEY GENERAL, AND ONE OF WHOM SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE CORREC-
 TIONAL ASSOCIATION. ALL APPOINTMENTS SHALL BE BY AND WITH THE ADVICE AND
 CONSENT OF THE SENATE TO ENSURE THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBDIVISION ARE
 MET.
   (B) AT LEAST ONE MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION SHALL BE A  FORMERLY  INCAR-
 CERATED  PERSON,  AND  A  PREFERENCE  IN APPOINTMENT SHALL BE GRANTED TO
 NOMINEES WHO HAVE BEEN PERSONALLY AFFECTED BY CONTACT WITH THE  CRIMINAL
 LEGAL SYSTEM. AT LEAST ONE MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION SHALL HAVE A PROFES-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13287-11-2