Assembly Bill A4354

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Enacts the "Dignity Not Detention" act

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  • Introduced
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    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-A4354 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S306
Current Committee:
Assembly Correction
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2, add Art 29 §900, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
A4354, S306

2023-A4354 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits governmental entities from entering into agreements to house individuals in immigration detention facilities; requires governmental entities to terminate existing contracts for the detention of individuals in immigration detention facilities.

2023-A4354 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4354
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 14, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. REYES, MITAYNES, MAMDANI, OTIS, SIMON, WEPRIN,
   EPSTEIN,  GALLAGHER,  GONZALEZ-ROJAS,  GLICK,  CRUZ,  BURGOS,  KELLES,
   SEPTIMO,  TAYLOR,  RIVERA, L. ROSENTHAL, AUBRY, CARROLL -- Multi-Spon-
   sored by -- M. of A.  COOK -- read once and referred to the  Committee
   on Correction

 AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to enacting the "Dignity
   Not Detention Act"
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited  as  the  "Dignity
 Not Detention Act".
   §  2.  Section  2  of  the correction law is amended by adding two new
 subdivisions 35 and 36 to read as follows:
   35. "IMMIGRATION DETENTION FACILITY" MEANS ANY BUILDING,  FACILITY  OR
 STRUCTURE  USED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, TO HOUSE OR DETAIN INDIVIDUALS FOR
 CIVIL IMMIGRATION VIOLATIONS.
   36. "IMMIGRATION DETENTION AGREEMENT" MEANS ANY  CONTRACT,  AGREEMENT,
 INTERGOVERNMENTAL  SERVICE AGREEMENT OR MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING THAT
 AUTHORIZES A STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO HOUSE  OR  DETAIN  INDIVIDUALS
 FOR CIVIL IMMIGRATION VIOLATIONS.
   §  3. The correction law is amended by adding a new article 29 to read
 as follows:
                                ARTICLE 29
                     IMMIGRATION DETENTION AGREEMENTS
 SECTION 900. IMMIGRATION DETENTION AGREEMENT.
   § 900. IMMIGRATION DETENTION AGREEMENT. 1. THE STATE, COUNTY,  MUNICI-
 PALITY,  A  UNIT  OF  LOCAL  GOVERNMENT, A COUNTY SHERIFF, OR AN AGENCY,
 OFFICER, EMPLOYEE, OR AGENT OF THE STATE,  COUNTY,  MUNICIPALITY,  OR  A
 UNIT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT SHALL NOT:
   (A) ENTER INTO OR RENEW AN IMMIGRATION DETENTION AGREEMENT; OR
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD00635-01-3
 A. 4354                             2
              

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