Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Aug 30, 2023||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S7646
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S7646 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S7646 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Requires the department of corrections and community supervision to establish discharge plans and reentry services for wrongfully convicted individuals upon their discharge which includes housing needs, educational needs, employment needs, medical needs, and specific social service needs.
2023-S7646 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7646 SPONSOR: SKOUFIS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to requiring the depart- ment of corrections and community supervision to establish discharge plans and reentry services for wrongfully convicted individuals upon their discharge PURPOSE: To require the department of corrections and community supervision to provide discharge plans and reentry services for individuals who were wrongfully convicted. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends the section heading of Section 78 of the correction law. Section 2: Creates Section 78-a. This section pertains to discharge
2023-S7646 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7646 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E August 30, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. SKOUFIS, BAILEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to requiring the depart- ment of corrections and community supervision to establish discharge plans and reentry services for wrongfully convicted individuals upon their discharge THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The section heading of section 78 of the correction law, as added by section 81-b of part WWW of chapter 59 of the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows: Discharge plans AND REENTRY SERVICES; JUVENILE OFFENDERS AND ADOLES- CENT OFFENDERS. § 2. The correction law is amended by adding a new section 78-a to read as follows: § 78-A. DISCHARGE PLANS AND REENTRY SERVICES; WRONGFULLY CONVICTED INDIVIDUALS. 1. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM: (A) "WRONGFULLY CONVICTED INDIVIDUAL" MEANS A PERSON WHO HAS BEEN CONVICTED AND SUBSEQUENTLY DETERMINED TO BE INNOCENT OF THE CRIME FOR WHICH THEY WERE CONVICTED. (B) "DISCHARGE PLAN" MEANS A PLAN DESCRIBING THE MANNER IN WHICH THE WRONGFULLY CONVICTED INDIVIDUAL WILL BE ABLE TO RECEIVE REENTRY SERVICES UPON RELEASE FROM THE CUSTODY OF THE DEPARTMENT TO THE COMMUNITY. (C) "REENTRY SERVICES" MEANS APPROPRIATE PROGRAMMING AND SUPPORT PLAN- NING OFFERED TO A WRONGFULLY CONVICTED INDIVIDUAL UPON RELEASE FROM THE CUSTODY OF THE DEPARTMENT TO THE COMMUNITY, AS WELL AS FOLLOW-UP SUPPORT OFFERED TO THE INDIVIDUAL AFTER THEIR RELEASE. 2. DISCHARGE PLANS AND REENTRY SERVICES. PRIOR TO THE RELEASE OF AN ELIGIBLE INCARCERATED INDIVIDUAL FROM THE CUSTODY OF THE DEPARTMENT, A DESIGNEE OF THE DEPARTMENT SHALL, IN CONSULTATION WITH NON-PROFIT PROVIDERS AND IN CONJUNCTION WITH SUCH WRONGFULLY CONVICTED INDIVIDUAL, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11996-01-3
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