Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 27, 2022
referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Senate Bill S8161
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S8161 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S8161 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8161 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to the membership of the state commission of correction and to inspection and procedures applica- ble to unsafe or unsanitary correctional facilities PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill expands the enforcement and oversight capacity of the state commission of correction to facilitate greater compliance and safety within New York's correctional facilities. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one adds a definition of "serious injury" to article 3 of the correction law and defines such term as it is defined in section 5102 of the insurance law. Section two amends section 41 of the correction law to add six commis-
2021-S8161 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8161 I N S E N A T E January 27, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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 the membership of the state commission of correction and to inspection and procedures appli- cable to unsafe or unsanitary correctional facilities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 40 of the correction law is amended by adding a new subdivision 7 to read as follows: 7. "SERIOUS INJURY" MEANS THE SAME AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN SECTION FIFTY-ONE HUNDRED TWO OF THE INSURANCE LAW. § 2. Section 41 of the correction law, as added by chapter 865 of the laws of 1975, is amended to read as follows: § 41. State commission of correction; organization. 1. (A) There shall be within the executive department a state commission of correction. It shall consist of [three] NINE persons [to be], TWO OF WHOM SHALL BE appointed by the governor[, by and with the advice and consent of the senate], TWO OF WHOM SHALL BE APPOINTED BY A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE ASSEMBLY, TWO OF WHOM SHALL BE APPOINTED BY A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE SENATE, TWO OF WHOM SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, AND ONE OF WHOM SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE CORREC- TIONAL ASSOCIATION. ALL APPOINTMENTS SHALL BE BY AND WITH THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE TO ENSURE THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBDIVISION ARE MET. (B) AT LEAST ONE MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION SHALL BE A FORMERLY INCAR- CERATED PERSON, AND A PREFERENCE IN APPOINTMENT SHALL BE GRANTED TO NOMINEES WHO HAVE BEEN PERSONALLY AFFECTED BY CONTACT WITH THE CRIMINAL LEGAL SYSTEM. AT LEAST ONE MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION SHALL HAVE A PROFES- SIONAL BACKGROUND IN PUBLIC HEALTH. NO MORE THAN THREE MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION SHALL HAVE A BACKGROUND IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, CRIMINAL PROSE- CUTION, OR EMPLOYMENT WITHIN A CORRECTIONS AGENCY, AND THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION WITH SUCH BACKGROUNDS SHALL NEVER BE GREATER THAN THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION WITH BACKGROUNDS IN INDIGENT CRIMI- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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