assembly Bill A905

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Creates the office of the correctional ombudsman

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Jan 06, 2021 referred to correction

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A905 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2175
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, S8059
2017-2018: A1904, S7899
2019-2020: A2552, S777, S3706

A905 (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; and includes the office of the correctional ombudsman records within the definition of public safety agency records; makes related provisions.

A905 (ACTIVE) - 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