senate Bill S2841A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a visiting program for incarcerated people

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 25, 2021 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 12, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 11, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 10, 2021 1st report cal.986
Mar 05, 2021 print number 2841a
Mar 05, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to crime victims, crime and correction
Jan 26, 2021 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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May 10, 2021 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S2841A
5
1
committee
5
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: May 10, 2021

nay (1)
aye wr (1)

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S2841 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4250
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §138-b, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A7241
2019-2020: S2698, A2483

S2841 - Summary

Establishes a visiting program for incarcerated people, which gives incarcerated people opportunities for personal contact with relatives, friends, clergy, volunteers and other persons to promote better institutional adjustment and better community adjustment upon release.

S2841 - Sponsor Memo

S2841 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2841
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. SEPULVEDA, BAILEY, RAMOS, RIVERA, 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 the establishment  of
   an inmate visitation program

   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. INMATE  VISITATION  PROGRAM.  STATE  AND  LOCAL  CORRECTIONAL
 FACILITIES  SHALL  PROVIDE INMATE VISITATION PROGRAMS WHICH GIVE INMATES
 OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONAL  CONTACT  WITH  RELATIVES,  FRIENDS,  CLERGY,
 VOLUNTEERS  AND OTHER PERSONS TO PROMOTE BETTER INSTITUTIONAL ADJUSTMENT
 AND  BETTER  COMMUNITY  ADJUSTMENT  UPON  RELEASE.  SUCH  PROGRAM  SHALL
 INCLUDE,  BUT  NOT BE LIMITED TO, (A) VISITING HOURS THAT ARE REASONABLY
 LIKELY TO ACCOMMODATE PERSONS  TRAVELING  FROM  WITHIN  THE  STATE,  (B)
 VISITS  OF SUFFICIENT DURATION SO THAT VISITORS AND INMATES WILL BE ABLE
 TO MAINTAIN RELATIONSHIP BONDS, AND (C) A PUBLISHED OVERCROWDING  POLICY
 THAT IS EQUITABLE WITH DUE CONSIDERATION TO THE DISTANCE TRAVELED BY THE
 VISITOR.  VIDEO  VISITATION MAY SUPPLEMENT, BUT SHALL NOT TAKE THE PLACE
 OF, IN-PERSON VISITATION. NO INMATE IS TO BE VISITED AGAINST HIS OR  HER
 WILL BY ANY PERSON.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
 it shall have become a law.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04355-01-1


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S2841A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4250
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §138-b, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A7241
2019-2020: S2698, A2483

S2841A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a visiting program for incarcerated people, which gives incarcerated people opportunities for personal contact with relatives, friends, clergy, volunteers and other persons to promote better institutional adjustment and better community adjustment upon release.

S2841A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2841A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2841--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. SEPULVEDA, BAILEY, RAMOS, RIVERA, SANDERS, SAVINO --
   read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
   the Committee on Crime Victims,  Crime  and  Correction  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee

 AN  ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to the establishment of
   a visiting program for incarcerated people
 
   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.  VISITING  PROGRAM FOR THE INCARCERATED. 1.  STATE AND LOCAL
 CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES  SHALL  PROVIDE  VISITING  PROGRAMS  WHICH  GIVE
 INCARCERATED  PEOPLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONAL CONTACT WITH THEIR RELA-
 TIVES, CHILDREN,  FRIENDS,  CLERGY,  VOLUNTEERS  AND  OTHER  PERSONS  TO
 PROMOTE  INDIVIDUAL  TRANSFORMATION, BETTER INSTITUTIONAL ADJUSTMENT AND
 BETTER COMMUNITY ADJUSTMENT UPON RELEASE. SUCH  PROGRAM  SHALL  INCLUDE,
 BUT  NOT BE LIMITED TO, (A) VISITING HOURS THAT ARE REASONABLY LIKELY TO
 ACCOMMODATE PERSONS TRAVELING FROM WITHIN THE STATE,  INCLUDING  EVENING
 AND/OR  WEEKEND  HOURS,  (B)  VISITS OF SUFFICIENT DURATION, INCLUDING A
 MINIMUM OF ONE HOUR AT LOCAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES  SO  THAT  VISITORS
 AND INCARCERATED PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN RELATIONSHIP BONDS, AND
 (C) A PUBLISHED OVERCROWDING POLICY THAT IS EQUITABLE WITH DUE CONSIDER-
 ATION  TO  THE  DISTANCE  TRAVELED  BY THE VISITOR, THE FREQUENCY OF THE
 VISITOR'S  VISITS,  THE  MOST  RECENT  OCCASION  THAT  THE  INCARCERATED
 PERSON'S  VISIT  WAS TERMINATED DUE TO OVERCROWDING, AND ANY OTHER INDI-
 VIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCES THAT LIMIT IN-PERSON VISITS BETWEEN THE INCARCERAT-
 ED PERSON AND THE VISITOR.
   2. VIDEO CONFERENCING MAY SUPPLEMENT, BUT SHALL NOT TAKE THE PLACE OF,
 IN-PERSON VISITS.
   3. NO INCARCERATED PERSON IS TO BE VISITED AGAINST HIS OR HER WILL  BY
 ANY PERSON.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
 it shall have become a law.

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