senate Bill S2836

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Restricts the use of segregated confinement and creates alternative therapeutic and rehabilitative confinement options

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Current Bill Status Via A2277 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 31, 2021 approval memo.4
signed chap.93
Mar 19, 2021 delivered to governor
Mar 18, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.555
substituted for s2836
Mar 18, 2021 substituted by a2277a
Mar 16, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.555
reported and committed to rules
Jan 25, 2021 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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Mar 16, 2021 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S2836
5
2
committee
5
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Mar 16, 2021

nay (2)

Mar 16, 2021 - Rules committee Vote

S2836
14
5
committee
14
Aye
5
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S2836 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2277
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§137, 138, 2, 401, 401-a, 500-k & 45, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6466, A8588
2015-2016: S2659, A4401
2017-2018: S3824, S4784, A3080
2019-2020: S1623, A2500

S2836 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Restricts the use of segregated confinement and creates alternative therapeutic and rehabilitative confinement options; limits the length of time a person may be in segregated confinement and excludes certain persons from being placed in segregated confinement.

S2836 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2836 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2836
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SALAZAR -- 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
 TWO HUNDRED NINETY-TWO OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW; OR (D) WHO IS PREGNANT,  IN
 THE  FIRST  EIGHT  WEEKS OF THE POST-PARTUM RECOVERY PERIOD AFTER GIVING
 BIRTH, OR CARING FOR A CHILD IN A CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION  PURSUANT  TO
 SUBDIVISIONS TWO OR THREE OF SECTION SIX HUNDRED ELEVEN OF THIS CHAPTER.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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