senate Bill S4160A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Allows certain additional privileges to inmates when visitation is suspended for any reason

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Actions

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 22, 2021 reported and committed to finance
Feb 04, 2021 print number 4160a
Feb 04, 2021 amend and recommit to crime victims, crime and correction
Feb 02, 2021 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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Feb 22, 2021 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S4160A
6
0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Feb 22, 2021

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S4160 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §138-b, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8173

S4160 - Summary

Allows certain additional privileges to inmates when visitation is suspended for any reason.

S4160 - Sponsor Memo

S4160 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4160
 
                        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
   Correction
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  correction law, in relation to allowing certain
   additional privileges to inmates when visitation is suspended for  any
   reason

   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. SUSPENSION OF VISITATION PRIVILEGES. 1.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY
 OTHER  PROVISION  OF LAW, IN THE EVENT THAT THE VISITATION OF INMATES IS
 SUSPENDED DUE TO A DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY BY THE  GOVERNOR,
 A  LOCAL OFFICIAL OR FOR ANY OTHER REASON, EACH INMATE IN A CORRECTIONAL
 FACILITY SHALL BE ALLOWED AND SHALL RECEIVE, IN ADDITION  TO  ANY  OTHER
 PRIVILEGE:
   (A)  SEVEN  OR  MORE  FREE  STAMPS PER WEEK FOR USE IN ACCORDANCE WITH
 DIRECTIVE #4422, "INMATE CORRESPONDENCE PROGRAM";
   (B) TWO OR MORE FREE SECURE MESSAGES PER WEEK VIA  ELECTRONIC  TABLET;
 AND
   (C) TWO OR MORE FREE PHONE CALLS PER WEEK IN ACCORDANCE WITH DIRECTIVE
 #4423, "INMATE TELEPHONE CALLS".
   2.  THE COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED TO PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS
 NECESSARY FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS SECTION.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08721-01-1


S4160A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §138-b, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8173

S4160A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows certain additional privileges to inmates when visitation is suspended for any reason.

S4160A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4160A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4160--A
 
                        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
   Correction -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  correction law, in relation to allowing certain
   additional privileges to inmates when visitation is suspended for  any
   reason
 
   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. SUSPENSION OF VISITATION PRIVILEGES. 1.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY
 OTHER  PROVISION  OF LAW, IN THE EVENT THAT THE VISITATION OF INMATES IS
 SUSPENDED DUE TO A DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY BY THE  GOVERNOR,
 A  LOCAL OFFICIAL OR FOR ANY OTHER REASON, EACH INMATE IN A CORRECTIONAL
 FACILITY SHALL BE ALLOWED AND SHALL RECEIVE, IN ADDITION  TO  ANY  OTHER
 PRIVILEGE:
   (A) SEVEN OR MORE FREE STAMPS PER WEEK;
   (B)  TWO  OR MORE FREE SECURE MESSAGES PER WEEK VIA ELECTRONIC TABLET;
 AND
   (C) TWO OR MORE FREE PHONE CALLS PER WEEK.
   2. THE COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED TO PROMULGATE RULES AND  REGULATIONS
 NECESSARY FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS SECTION.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08721-02-1


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