senate Bill S6975

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Authorizes the state inspector general to receive and investigate complaints of sexual assault in correctional facilities

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 30, 2023 advanced to third reading
May 24, 2023 2nd report cal.
May 23, 2023 1st report cal.1226
May 16, 2023 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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May 22, 2023 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: May 22, 2023

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S6975 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §53, add §54-a, Exec L

S6975 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the state inspector general to receive and investigate complaints of sexual assault in correctional facilities and other places operated by the department of corrections and community supervision for the confinement of persons; requires the state inspector general to establish protocol and procedures for such reports and investigations.

S6975 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6975 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6975
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 16, 2023
                                ___________
 
 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 executive law, in relation to authorizing the state
   inspector general to receive  and  investigate  complaints  of  sexual
   assault  in  correctional  facilities and other places operated by the
   department of corrections and community supervision for  the  confine-
   ment of persons
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 7 of section 53 of the executive law, as  added
 by  chapter  766 of the laws of 2005, is amended and a new subdivision 8
 is added to read as follows:
   7. establish  programs  for  training  state  officers  and  employees
 regarding  the prevention and elimination of corruption, fraud, criminal
 activity, conflicts of interest or abuse in covered agencies[.]; AND
   8. RECEIVE AND INVESTIGATE COMPLAINTS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT IN CORRECTION-
 AL FACILITIES AND OTHER PLACES OPERATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
 AND COMMUNITY SUPERVISION FOR THE CONFINEMENT OF PERSONS  IN  ACCORDANCE
 WITH SECTION FIFTY-FOUR-A OF THIS ARTICLE.
   § 2. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 54-a to read
 as follows:
   §  54-A. INCIDENTS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT IN INSTITUTIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT
 OF CORRECTIONS  AND  COMMUNITY  SUPERVISION.  1.  DEFINITIONS.  FOR  THE
 PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
   A.  "INSTITUTION"  SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH
 (C) OF SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION TWO OF THE CORRECTION LAW.
   B. "SEXUAL ASSAULT" OR ANY DERIVATIVE TERM THEREOF MEANS ANY  NON-CON-
 SENSUAL  SEXUAL  CONTACT,  INCLUDING  BUT  NOT  LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING
 OFFENSES AS DEFINED IN ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY OF THE PENAL LAW:  (I)

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11379-02-3
 S. 6975                             2

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