senate Bill S3362

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 27, 2021 reported and committed to finance
Jan 29, 2021 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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Apr 27, 2021 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S3362
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0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Apr 27, 2021

S3362 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7188
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §626, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S4367, A7158
2011-2012: S977, A1021
2013-2014: S3348, A2022
2015-2016: S2042, A5931
2017-2018: S3344, A3192
2019-2020: S2200, A3204

S3362 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S3362 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3362 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3362
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 29, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BAILEY -- 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 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


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