senate Bill S4115

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires the educational and vocational credits earned by incarcerated individuals are transferable upon release

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Jun 10, 2021 committed to rules
May 12, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 11, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 10, 2021 1st report cal.987
Feb 02, 2021 referred to crime victims, crime and correction


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

Aye with Reservations
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: May 10, 2021

aye wr (1)

S4115 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §136, Cor L

S4115 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires that curricula and educational programs provide incarcerated individuals the opportunity to earn educational or vocational credits which shall be transferable to an educational institution upon the release of the incarcerated individual.

S4115 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4115 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             February 2, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims,  Crime  and
 AN  ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to requiring the educa-
   tional and vocational credits earned by incarcerated  individuals  are
   transferable upon release

   Section 1.  Subdivision 1 of section 136 of  the  correction  law,  as
 amended  by  chapter  431  of  the  laws  of 2015, is amended to read as
   1. The objective of  correctional  education  in  its  broadest  sense
 should  be  the socialization of the inmates through varied impressional
 and expressional activities, with emphasis on individual  inmate  needs.
 The  objective  of  this program shall be the return of these inmates to
 society with a more wholesome attitude toward living, with a  desire  to
 conduct  themselves  as  good citizens, and with the skill and knowledge
 which will give them a reasonable  chance  to  maintain  themselves  and
 their  dependents through honest labor. To this end each inmate shall be
 given a program of education which, on  the  basis  of  available  data,
 seems  most likely to further the process of socialization and rehabili-
 tation. Provided  that,  the  commissioner,  in  consultation  with  the
 commissioner  of  education,  shall  develop a curricula for and require
 provision of an education program to all inmates, on a  periodic  basis,
 on  the  consequences  and  prevention of shaken baby syndrome which may
 include the viewing of a video  presentation  thereon.  The  time  daily
 devoted  to  such education shall be such as is required for meeting the
 above objectives. The director of education, subject to the direction of
 the commissioner and after consultation with the commissioner of  educa-
 tion,  shall  develop  the curricula and the education programs that are
 required to meet the special needs of each correctional facility in  the

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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