|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 11, 2021||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
senate Bill S6677
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6677 (ACTIVE) - Details
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
BILL NUMBER: S6677 SPONSOR: SALAZAR TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to enacting the "gender identity respect, dignity and safety act" PURPOSE: To allow for the appropriate placement and treatment of transgender, gender nonconforming, and nonbinary individuals in state and local correctional facilities in a manner aligned with their gender identi- ties. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends section 137 of the correction law by adding a new subdivision 7 that would require correctional officers and staff in state prisons to address incarcerated individuals in a manner aligned with their gender identity; sets standards of treatment for searches,
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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