senate Bill S6677A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the "gender identity respect, dignity and safety act"

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


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 26, 2022 print number 6677a
Apr 26, 2022 amend and recommit to crime victims, crime and correction
Jan 05, 2022 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
May 11, 2021 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Co-Sponsors

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S6677 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7001
Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§137, 500-b & 500-k, add §72-d, Cor L

S6677 - Summary

Enacts the "gender identity respect, dignity and safety act"; relates to the treatment and placement of incarcerated individuals based upon gender identity; requires that incarcerated individuals in state and local correctional facilities who have a gender identity different from their assigned sex at birth be addressed and have access to commissary items, clothing and other materials that are consistent with the person's gender identity; establishes that incarcerated individuals shall be presumptively placed in a correctional facility with persons of the gender that most closely aligns with such person's self-attested gender identity unless the person opts out of such placement.

S6677 - Sponsor Memo

S6677 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6677
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SALAZAR -- 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 enacting the "gender
   identity respect, dignity and safety act"

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.   Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
 the "gender identity respect, dignity and safety act".
   § 2. Section 137 of the correction law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
 subdivision 7 to read as follows:
   7.  (A)  ANY  INCARCERATED PERSON IN A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY WHO HAS A
 GENDER IDENTITY THAT DIFFERS FROM THEIR ASSIGNED SEX AT BIRTH OR WHO HAS
 A DIAGNOSIS OF GENDER DYSPHORIA, OR WHO SELF-IDENTIFIES  AS  TRANSGENDER
 OR GENDER NONCONFORMING OR NONBINARY SHALL:
   (I)  BE  ADDRESSED BY CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS AND STAFF IN A MANNER THAT
 MOST CLOSELY ALIGNS WITH SUCH PERSON'S GENDER IDENTITY.    IF  A  PERSON
 STATES  THAT, IN ORDER TO MOST CLOSELY ALIGN WITH THEIR GENDER IDENTITY,
 THEY USE A NAME THAT IS DIFFERENT FROM THE NAME LISTED ON THEIR  GOVERN-
 MENT-ISSUED  IDENTIFICATION,  THEY SHALL BE ADDRESSED AND REFERRED TO BY
 THEIR REQUESTED NAME;
   (II) HAVE ACCESS TO COMMISSARY  ITEMS,  CLOTHING,  PERSONAL  PROPERTY,
 PROGRAMMING  AND EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS THAT MOST CLOSELY ALIGN WITH SUCH
 PERSON'S GENDER IDENTITY;
   (III) HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE SEARCHED BY A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER OR STAFF
 MEMBER OF THE GENDER MOST CLOSELY  ALIGNED  WITH  SUCH  PERSON'S  GENDER
 IDENTITY,  UNLESS  THE  INCARCERATED  PERSON REQUESTS OTHERWISE OR UNDER
 EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES; AND
   (IV) HAVE THE RIGHT TO MEDICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH CARE AS NEEDED AND AS
 APPROPRIATE FOR THEIR GENDER IDENTITY AND TO  ITEMS  THAT  ARE  USED  BY
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03291-06-1

Co-Sponsors

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S6677A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7001
Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§137, 500-b & 500-k, add §72-d, Cor L

S6677A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "gender identity respect, dignity and safety act"; relates to the treatment and placement of incarcerated individuals based upon gender identity; requires that incarcerated individuals in state and local correctional facilities who have a gender identity different from their assigned sex at birth be addressed and have access to commissary items, clothing and other materials that are consistent with the person's gender identity; establishes that incarcerated individuals shall be presumptively placed in a correctional facility with persons of the gender that most closely aligns with such person's self-attested gender identity unless the person opts out of such placement.

S6677A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6677A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6677--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. SALAZAR, BIAGGI, BRISPORT, HOYLMAN, JACKSON, MYRIE,
   RIVERA, SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when  printed
   to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Crime  Victims,  Crime  and
   Correction -- recommitted to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and
   Correction in accordance with Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 AN  ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to enacting the "gender
   identity respect, dignity and safety act"
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
 the "gender identity respect, dignity and safety act".
   § 2. Section 137 of the correction law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
 subdivision 7 to read as follows:
   7.  (A) ANY INCARCERATED INDIVIDUAL IN A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY WHO HAS
 A GENDER IDENTITY THAT DIFFERS FROM THEIR ASSIGNED SEX AT BIRTH, WHO HAS
 A DIAGNOSIS OF GENDER DYSPHORIA, WHO HAS A VARIATION IN THEIR SEX  CHAR-
 ACTERISTICS,  OR  WHO SELF-IDENTIFIES AS TRANSGENDER, GENDER NONCONFORM-
 ING, NONBINARY, OR INTERSEX SHALL:
   (I) BE ADDRESSED BY CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS AND STAFF IN A  MANNER  THAT
 MOST  CLOSELY  ALIGNS  WITH SUCH PERSON'S GENDER IDENTITY, INCLUDING THE
 NAME AND PRONOUNS SPECIFIED BY THAT PERSON.  IF A PERSON STATES THAT, IN
 ORDER TO MOST CLOSELY ALIGN WITH THEIR GENDER IDENTITY, THEY USE A  NAME
 THAT  IS DIFFERENT FROM THE NAME LISTED ON THEIR GOVERNMENT-ISSUED IDEN-
 TIFICATION, THEY SHALL BE ADDRESSED AND REFERRED TO BY  THEIR  REQUESTED
 NAME;
   (II)  HAVE  ACCESS  TO  COMMISSARY ITEMS, CLOTHING, PERSONAL PROPERTY,
 PROGRAMMING AND EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS THAT MOST CLOSELY ALIGN WITH  SUCH
 PERSON'S GENDER IDENTITY;

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03291-10-2
 S. 6677--A                          2

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