assembly Bill A905A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Creates the office of the correctional ombudsman

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 12, 2022 print number 905a
Jan 12, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to correction
Jan 05, 2022 referred to correction
Jan 06, 2021 referred to correction

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A905 - Details

Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Cor L, generally; amd §677, County L; amd §2.10, CP L; amd §285, Ed L; amd §§63, 169 & 837-a, Exec L; amd §33.13, Ment Hyg L; amd §§2782 & 2786, Pub Health L; amd §92, Pub Off L; amd §460-c, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9939
2017-2018: A1904
2019-2020: A2552

A905 - Summary

Creates the office of the correctional ombudsman to achieve transparency, fairness, impartiality and accountability in New York state correctional facilities; relates to reports by coroners; designates investigators of the office of the correctional ombudsman as peace officers; authorizes the attorney general to investigate the alleged commission of any criminal offense committed by an employee of the department of corrections and community supervision in connection with his or her official duties (view more) relates to the confidentiality of certain records; includes the office of the correctional ombudsman records within the definition of public safety agency records; makes related provisions.

A905 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    905
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  O'DONNELL, WEPRIN, BENEDETTO, ROZIC, LAVINE,
   CAHILL, ABINANTI, WALKER, REYES, EPSTEIN -- Multi-Sponsored by  --  M.
   of  A.  GLICK, NOLAN, SIMON -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Correction

 AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to creating  the  office
   of the correctional ombudsman; to amend the county law, in relation to
   reports  by coroners; to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation
   to designating investigators of the office of the correctional ombuds-
   man as peace officers; to amend the education law, in relation to  the
   certification  of  inmate  populations; to amend the executive law, in
   relation to  authorizing  the  attorney  general  to  investigate  the
   alleged commission of any criminal offense committed by an employee of
   the  department of corrections and community supervision in connection
   with his or her official  duties;  to  amend  the  executive  law,  in
   relation  to  the  division of criminal justice services; to amend the
   mental hygiene law, in relation to  clinical  records;  to  amend  the
   public  health  law,  in  relation  to  the confidentiality of certain
   records; to amend the public officers law, in  relation  to  including
   the office of the correctional ombudsman records within the definition
   of public safety agency records; and to amend the social services law,
   in relation to inspection and supervision
 
   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  article  3-A
 to read as follows:
                                ARTICLE 3-A
                   OFFICE OF THE CORRECTIONAL OMBUDSMAN
 SECTION 50. DEFINITIONS.
         51. OFFICE OF THE CORRECTIONAL OMBUDSMAN; ORGANIZATION.
         52. CORRECTIONAL OVERSIGHT BOARD.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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A905A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Cor L, generally; amd §677, County L; amd §2.10, CP L; amd §285, Ed L; amd §§63, 169 & 837-a, Exec L; amd §33.13, Ment Hyg L; amd §§2782 & 2786, Pub Health L; amd §92, Pub Off L; amd §460-c, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9939
2017-2018: A1904
2019-2020: A2552

A905A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates the office of the correctional ombudsman to achieve transparency, fairness, impartiality and accountability in New York state correctional facilities; relates to reports by coroners; designates investigators of the office of the correctional ombudsman as peace officers; authorizes the attorney general to investigate the alleged commission of any criminal offense committed by an employee of the department of corrections and community supervision in connection with his or her official duties (view more) relates to the confidentiality of certain records; includes the office of the correctional ombudsman records within the definition of public safety agency records; makes related provisions.

A905A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  905--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  O'DONNELL, WEPRIN, BENEDETTO, ROZIC, LAVINE,
   CAHILL, ABINANTI, WALKER, REYES,  EPSTEIN,  GONZALEZ-ROJAS  --  Multi-
   Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A.    GLICK,  NOLAN, SIMON -- read once and
   referred to the Committee on Correction -- recommitted to the  Commit-
   tee  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 creating the office
   of the correctional ombudsman; to amend the county law, in relation to
   reports by coroners; to amend the criminal procedure law, in  relation
   to designating investigators of the office of the correctional ombuds-
   man  as peace officers; to amend the education law, in relation to the
   certification of incarcerated individual  populations;  to  amend  the
   executive  law,  in  relation  to  authorizing the attorney general to
   investigate the alleged commission of any criminal  offense  committed
   by  an  employee of the department of corrections and community super-
   vision in connection with his or her official  duties;  to  amend  the
   executive  law,  in  relation  to  the  division  of  criminal justice
   services; to amend the mental hygiene law,  in  relation  to  clinical
   records;  to amend the public health law, in relation to the confiden-
   tiality of certain records; to  amend  the  public  officers  law,  in
   relation to including the office of the correctional ombudsman records
   within  the  definition  of public safety agency records; and to amend
   the social services law, in relation to inspection and supervision
 
   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 article 3-A
 to read as follows:
                                ARTICLE 3-A
                   OFFICE OF THE CORRECTIONAL OMBUDSMAN
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.