senate Bill S4518A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to inmate telephone services at local correctional facilities

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


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
May 24, 2021 print number 4518a
May 24, 2021 amend and recommit to crime victims, crime and correction
Feb 05, 2021 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

S4518 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2446
Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §623-a, amd §§623 & 45, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S5368, A6666
2019-2020: S5456, A6257

S4518 - Summary

Relates to inmate telephone services at local correctional facilities.

S4518 - Sponsor Memo

S4518 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4518
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- 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  inmate  telephone
   services at local correctional facilities

   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 623-a
 to read as follows:
   § 623-A. INMATE TELEPHONE SERVICES AT LOCAL  CORRECTIONAL  FACILITIES.
 1. TELEPHONE SERVICES CONTRACTS FOR INMATES IN LOCAL CORRECTIONAL FACIL-
 ITIES  SHALL  BE  SUBJECT  TO THE PROCUREMENT PROVISIONS AS SET FORTH IN
 ARTICLE FIVE-A OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT WHEN
 DETERMINING THE BEST VALUE OF SUCH TELEPHONE SERVICE, THE LOWEST  QUALI-
 FIED  BIDDER  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH  THE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS OF THE LOCAL
 CORRECTIONAL FACILITY SHALL BE EMPHASIZED.
   2. THE SHERIFF OF SUCH LOCAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITY SHALL  MAKE  AVAIL-
 ABLE  EITHER A PREPAID OR COLLECT CALL SYSTEM, OR A COMBINATION THEREOF,
 FOR TELEPHONE SERVICE. UNDER THE PREPAID SYSTEM, FUNDS MAY BE  DEPOSITED
 INTO  AN  ACCOUNT IN ORDER TO PAY FOR STATION-TO-STATION CALLS, PROVIDED
 THAT NOTHING IN THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL REQUIRE THE SHERIFF TO PROVIDE OR
 ADMINISTER A PREPAID SYSTEM. UNDER A COLLECT CALL SYSTEM,  CALL  RECIPI-
 ENTS  SHALL  BE BILLED FOR THE COST OF AN ACCEPTED TELEPHONE CALL INITI-
 ATED BY AN INMATE. UNDER SUCH  COLLECT  CALL  SYSTEM,  THE  PROVIDER  OF
 INMATE  TELEPHONE  SERVICE,  AS  AN  ADDITIONAL  MEANS OF PAYMENT, SHALL
 PERMIT THE RECIPIENT OF INMATE CALLS TO ESTABLISH AN ACCOUNT  WITH  SUCH
 PROVIDER  IN  ORDER  TO  DEPOSIT  FUNDS TO PAY FOR SUCH COLLECT CALLS IN
 ADVANCE.
   3. THE COMMISSION, IN CONSULTATION WITH LOCAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES,
 SHALL ESTABLISH RULES AND REGULATIONS OR PROCEDURES TO ENSURE  THAT  ANY
 INMATE PHONE CALL SYSTEM ESTABLISHED BY THIS SECTION PROVIDES REASONABLE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

S4518A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2446
Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §623-a, amd §§623 & 45, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S5368, A6666
2019-2020: S5456, A6257

S4518A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to inmate telephone services at local correctional facilities.

S4518A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4518A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4518--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- 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  inmate  telephone
   services at local correctional facilities
 
   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 623-a
 to read as follows:
   § 623-A. INMATE TELEPHONE SERVICES AT LOCAL  CORRECTIONAL  FACILITIES.
 1. TELEPHONE SERVICES CONTRACTS FOR INMATES IN LOCAL CORRECTIONAL FACIL-
 ITIES  SHALL  BE  SUBJECT  TO THE PROCUREMENT PROVISIONS AS SET FORTH IN
 ARTICLE FIVE-A OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT WHEN
 DETERMINING THE BEST VALUE OF SUCH TELEPHONE SERVICE, THE LOWEST  POSSI-
 BLE  COST TO THE TELEPHONE USER SHALL BE EMPHASIZED.  LOCAL CORRECTIONAL
 FACILITIES, COUNTIES AND MUNICIPALITIES  SHALL  NOT  ACCEPT  OR  RECEIVE
 REVENUE  OR  OTHER  BENEFITS  FROM THE PROVIDER OF TELEPHONE SERVICES TO
 SUCH FACILITIES.
   2. THE SHERIFF OF SUCH LOCAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITY SHALL  MAKE  AVAIL-
 ABLE  EITHER A PREPAID OR COLLECT CALL SYSTEM, OR A COMBINATION THEREOF,
 FOR TELEPHONE SERVICE. UNDER THE PREPAID SYSTEM, FUNDS MAY BE  DEPOSITED
 INTO  AN  ACCOUNT IN ORDER TO PAY FOR STATION-TO-STATION CALLS, PROVIDED
 THAT NOTHING IN THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL REQUIRE THE SHERIFF TO PROVIDE OR
 ADMINISTER A PREPAID SYSTEM. UNDER A COLLECT CALL SYSTEM,  CALL  RECIPI-
 ENTS  SHALL  BE BILLED FOR THE COST OF AN ACCEPTED TELEPHONE CALL INITI-
 ATED BY AN INMATE. UNDER SUCH  COLLECT  CALL  SYSTEM,  THE  PROVIDER  OF
 INMATE  TELEPHONE  SERVICE,  AS  AN  ADDITIONAL  MEANS OF PAYMENT, SHALL
 PERMIT THE RECIPIENT OF INMATE CALLS TO ESTABLISH AN ACCOUNT  WITH  SUCH
 PROVIDER  IN  ORDER  TO  DEPOSIT  FUNDS TO PAY FOR SUCH COLLECT CALLS IN
 ADVANCE.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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