assembly Bill A7188

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Increases access to substance abuse programming for prisoners whose first language is not English

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to ways and means
May 19, 2021 reported referred to ways and means
Apr 29, 2021 referred to correction

A7188 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3362
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §626, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A7158, S4367
2011-2012: A1021, S977
2013-2014: A2022, S3348
2015-2016: A5931, S2042
2017-2018: A3192, S3344
2019-2020: A3204, S2200

A7188 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases access to substance abuse programming for prisoners whose first language is not English.

A7188 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   7188
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 29, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. BURGOS -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Correction
 
 AN  ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to increasing access to
   substance abuse programming for prisoners whose first language is  not
   English
 
   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  626
 to read as follows:
   §  626.  ACCESS  TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAMMING FOR CERTAIN PRISONERS.
 THE COMMISSIONER SHALL TAKE STEPS TO ENSURE THAT PRISONERS  WHOSE  FIRST
 LANGUAGE IS NOT ENGLISH ARE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND, PARTICIPATE AND COMPLETE
 SUBSTANCE  ABUSE  PROGRAMS  PROVIDED  IN  THE  PRISONS.  SUCH  STEPS MAY
 INCLUDE, BUT NEED NOT BE LIMITED TO, INCREASED EMPLOYMENT  OF  BILINGUAL
 SUBSTANCE  ABUSE  COUNSELORS  AND  PROGRAM STAFF, TRANSLATION OF PROGRAM
 CONTENT AND MATERIALS, TARGETED PROGRAMS FOR NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING  PRIS-
 ONERS  AND  OTHER STRATEGIES DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER IN CONSULTA-
 TION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD07078-01-1