senate Bill S287

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts "the prison minimum wage act" relating to payment for labor performed by inmates

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee


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Jan 05, 2022 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Jan 06, 2021 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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S287 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§170, 171, 177, 178, 184, 186 & 187, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S3138

S287 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "the prison minimum wage act" relating to payment for labor performed by inmates.

S287 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S287 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    287
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  MYRIE,  BAILEY, BIAGGI, COMRIE, HOYLMAN, JACKSON,
   KAVANAGH, KRUEGER, PARKER, RAMOS, RIVERA, SALAZAR, SANDERS, SAVINO  --
   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 enacting "the  prison
   minimum wage act"
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be  cited  as  "the  prison
 minimum wage act".
   §  2.  Subdivision 3 of section 170 of the correction law, as added by
 chapter 256 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
   3. Notwithstanding any other  provision  of  law,  an  inmate  may  be
 permitted  to  leave  the institution under guard to voluntarily perform
 work for a nonprofit organization; PROVIDED THAT EACH INMATE WHO  VOLUN-
 TEERS TO PERFORM WORK FOR A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION SHALL BE PAID A MINI-
 MUM  HOURLY WAGE OF NOT LESS THAN THREE DOLLARS. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL BE
 ENTITLED TO CHARGE THE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION A REASONABLE  HOURLY  RATE
 FOR  MEALS  AND  HOUSING  OF  SUCH  PRISONERS,  IF  ANY. As used in this
 section, the term "nonprofit organization" means an  organization  oper-
 ated  exclusively for religious, charitable, or educational purposes, no
 part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of  any  private
 shareholder or individual.
   §  3.  Section  171  of  the correction law is amended by adding a new
 subdivision 3 to read as follows:
   3. ANY INMATE PERFORMING LABOR AS DESCRIBED IN THIS SECTION  SHALL  BE
 COMPENSATED  FOR  HIS  OR HER LABOR IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF
 SUBDIVISION FIVE OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-SEVEN OF THIS ARTICLE.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02333-01-1

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