Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 25, 2021||
recommit, enacting clause stricken
|Jan 14, 2021||
referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Senate Bill S1757
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - Stricken
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S1757 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S1757 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1757 SPONSOR: SEPULVEDA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to restricting the use of segregated confinement and creating alternative therapeutic and reha- bilitative confinement options PURPOSE: This bill will be known as the "Humane Alternatives to Long-Term Soli- tary Confinement" Act (the HALT Solitary Confinement Act.) This bill would limit the time an inmate can spend in segregated confinement, end the segregated confinement of vulnerable people, restrict the criteria that can result in such confinement, improve conditions of confinement, and create more humane and effective alternatives to such confinement. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 clarifies that the bill's provisions apply to all types and
2021-S1757 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1757 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 14, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. SEPULVEDA, ADDABBO, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, BIAGGI, BRES- LIN, BROOKS, COMRIE, FELDER, GAUGHRAN, GIANARIS, GOUNARDES, HARCKHAM, HOYLMAN, JACKSON, KAPLAN, KAVANAGH, KRUEGER, LIU, MAY, MAYER, MYRIE, PARKER, PERSAUD, RAMOS, RIVERA, SALAZAR, SANDERS, SAVINO, SERRANO, STAVISKY, THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to restricting the use of segregated confinement and creating alternative therapeutic and rehabilitative confinement options THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 23 of section 2 of the correction law, as added by chapter 1 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: 23. "Segregated confinement" means the [disciplinary] confinement of an inmate in [a special housing unit or in a separate keeplock housing unit. Special housing units and separate keeplock units are housing units that consist of cells grouped so as to provide separation from the general population, and may be used to house inmates confined pursuant to the disciplinary procedures described in regulations] ANY FORM OF CELL CONFINEMENT FOR MORE THAN SEVENTEEN HOURS A DAY OTHER THAN IN A FACILITY-WIDE EMERGENCY OR FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING MEDICAL OR MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT. CELL CONFINEMENT THAT IS IMPLEMENTED DUE TO MEDICAL OR MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT SHALL BE WITHIN A CLINICAL AREA IN THE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY OR IN AS CLOSE PROXIMITY TO A MEDICAL OR MENTAL HEALTH UNIT AS POSSIBLE. § 2. Section 2 of the correction law is amended by adding two new subdivisions 33 and 34 to read as follows: 33. "SPECIAL POPULATIONS" MEANS ANY PERSON: (A) TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER; (B) FIFTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER; (C) WITH A DISA- BILITY AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION TWENTY-ONE OF SECTION EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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