senate Bill S6677

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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May 11, 2021 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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S6677 (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

S6677 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "gender identity respect, dignity and safety act"; relates to the treatment and placement of incarcerated people based upon gender identity; requires that incarcerated people in state and local correctional facilities who have a gender identity different from the person's 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 people shall be presumptively placed in a correctional facility with persons of the gender that most closely aligns with such person's gender identity unless the person opts out of such placement, such person is free to change their mind and switch at any time.

S6677 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6677 (ACTIVE) - 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

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