senate Bill S4956

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to available transportation for correction facility visitation

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


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Feb 19, 2021 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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S4956 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §138-b, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S5693
2019-2020: S731

S4956 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to available transportation for correction facility visitation; provides for at a minimum, bi-monthly free transportation from the city of New York, Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo and Albany.

S4956 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4956 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4956
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  SEPULVEDA,  BAILEY,  BENJAMIN,  RIVERA,  SALAZAR,
   SANDERS, SERRANO -- 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 available transporta-
   tion for correction facility visitation

   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 section 138-b
 to read as follows:
   § 138-B. VISITOR TRANSPORTATION. IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE INMATE VISIT-
 ING PROGRAM, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION FOR VISITORS TO
 CORRECTIONAL  FACILITIES ON A REGULAR BASIS, BUT NO LESS THAN BIMONTHLY,
 AT NO COST TO VISITORS. TRANSPORTATION SHALL BE PROVIDED FROM  THE  CITY
 OF  NEW  YORK,  ROCHESTER,  SYRACUSE, BUFFALO AND ALBANY TO CORRECTIONAL
 FACILITIES, AS DETERMINED BY THE  COMMISSIONER.  INFORMATION  CONCERNING
 TRANSPORTATION  SHALL  BE POSTED ON THE DEPARTMENT'S PUBLIC WEBSITE, AND
 SHALL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE TELEPHONE  NUMBER  DESIGNATED,  PURSUANT  TO
 SECTION  ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-EIGHT-A OF THIS ARTICLE. NOTICE OF AVAILABLE
 TRANSPORTATION SHALL BE PROVIDED TO  INMATES  UPON  RECEPTION  AND  UPON
 TRANSFER TO A NEW CORRECTIONAL FACILITY.
   §  2. This act shall take effect one year after it shall have become a
 law.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08401-01-1


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