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A00156 Summary:

Amd Various Laws, generally
Enacts into law major components of legislation necessary to implement the public protection and general government budget for the 2009 - 2010 state fiscal year; expands the use of funds deposited in the criminal justice improvement account; makes technical corrections to the state wireless communications service surcharge; limits reimbursement to health care providers for performing forensic rape examinations to actual costs not to exceed eighty dollars; establishes a one year time limit on submission of claims for reimbursement of medical and counseling expenses; allows restitution to be paid by credit card; requires applicants to be licensed as an insurance agent, broker, adjuster, consultant or intermediary, to submit their fingerprints to the division of criminal justice services as part of the background check; establishes fees for new and renewal certification of security guard instructors and security guard training schools operating in NYS; modifies the prison closure notification requirement and authorizes the acceptance by the department of correctional services to house local inmates and federal prisoners; expands eligibility criteria for state inmates to qualify for medical parole and streamlines the medical parole application process; authorizes the department of correctional services to sell certain products to not-for-profit organizations at the cost to produce and deliver the products; expands eligibility for the shock incarceration program and establishes a new limited credit time allowance for inmates; eliminates reimbursement of local jails for housing of parole violators and state-ready inmates, with exceptions when the department of correctional services cannot provide a general confinement bed within ten business days after notification that an inmate is state-ready; encourages the adoption of graduated sanctions for parole violators and the use of a risk and needs assessment instrument; credits probation sentences for time served under interim supervision and implements a one-time twenty-five dollar probation registration fee with the revenue to be retained by local probation departments; modifies the responsibilities of the state commission of correction and provides options to administrators of local jails to reduce their operating costs; increases the assessment on nuclear power plant facilities to support emergency preparedness planning efforts; increases the motor vehicle enforcement fee applied to the purchase of vehicle insurance to support the cost of police operations; extends various criminal justice programs; modifies the aid and incentives for municipalities (AIM) program; extends authorization for the office of real property services to charge oil and natural gas producers for determining the property value of oil and gas units of production; increases the real property transfer fees that support expenses of the office of real property services and redirects the deposit of those fees to the general fund; restructures state aid provided to municipalities in which a video lottery gaming facility is located; authorizes transfers, temporary loans and miscellaneous capital/debt provisions, including certain bond caps; clarifies the calculation of assessment collected by the insurance industry and deposited with the workers' compensation board, and allows any insurance company which has identified and held funds resulting from a discrepancy in calculations to pay such funds to the state; extends provisions of chapter 152 of the laws of 2001 relating to armory rentals; conditional release and supervision of persons serving a definitive sentence; court appearances and warrants of arrest; pilot project for filing medical assistance applications for inmates prior to their release; loan forgiveness for indigent legal services attorneys; requires the state liquor authority to improve its information technology; makes technical changes and extends provisions of chapter 141 of the laws of 1994 relating to operation and administration of the legislature; requires public authorities receiving funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to submit expenditure plans; directs the chief administrator of the courts to promulgate rules relating to caseloads for attorneys representing indigent clients in criminal matters in cities of one million or more; relates to sentences of imprisonment; establishes the judicial diversion program for certain felony offenders; relates to operating as a major trafficker; criminal sale of a controlled substance to a child; interim probation supervision; shock incarceration participation; directs the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services to monitor the care and treatment of certain inmates; diversion of cases; judicially sentenced shock incarceration inmates; parole; repealers.
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