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S02055 Summary:

BILL NOS02055
 
SAME ASSAME AS A05706
 
SPONSORSEPULVEDA
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 210, Cor L
 
Establishes a program for adults over fifty who are under community supervision or who will be released from a state correctional facility.
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S02055 Actions:

BILL NOS02055
 
01/19/2021REFERRED TO FINANCE
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S02055 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          2055
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    January 19, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
 
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  correction  law,  in relation to establishing a
          program for elderly inmates who are under community supervision or who
          will be released from a state correctional facility

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  The correction law is amended by adding a new section 210
     2  to read as follows:
     3    § 210. Reentry for the elderly program. 1. The department shall estab-
     4  lish a reentry for the elderly program using existing funds  for  adults
     5  over  fifty years of age who are under community supervision or who will
     6  be released from a state correctional facility.
     7    2. The commissioner, in  consultation  with  the  office  of  minority
     8  health,  the  commissioner  of the city of New York department of health
     9  and mental hygiene, the commissioner of the city of New York  department
    10  of  homeless  services  and  the  commissioner  of  the city of New York
    11  department of social services and  local  stakeholders  such  as  senior
    12  centers  and service providers, shall be responsible for the implementa-
    13  tion and coordination of program services provided for in  this  section
    14  for  participants  who  are on community supervision or will be released
    15  from a state correctional facility to the city of New York.
    16    3. The  commissioner,  in  consultation  with  county  departments  of
    17  health,  mental  health and social services, and with local stakeholders
    18  such as county senior centers and service providers, shall be  responsi-
    19  ble for the implementation and coordination of program services provided
    20  for in this section for participants who are on community supervision or
    21  will  be released from a state correctional facility to a county outside
    22  the city of New York.
    23    4. The program shall include, but not be  limited  to,  the  following
    24  components:
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03785-01-1

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     1    (a)  geriatric  assessment and discharge planning to assess individual
     2  needs and develop individualized release plans;
     3    (b)  parole  board  interview  preparation including identification of
     4  approved residences; and
     5    (c) case management to connect participants  to  appropriate  housing,
     6  medical  and  behavioral health care, benefits, employment, and services
     7  available through senior centers, and provide ongoing support.
     8    5. The commissioners of the city of New York departments of health and
     9  mental hygiene, homeless services and social services and county commis-
    10  sioners of health, mental health, and social  services  shall  cooperate
    11  with  the  commissioner,  as  well  as the office of minority health, in
    12  furtherance of the program provided for in this section.
    13    6. The department may, subject to available  appropriations,  contract
    14  with  a non-profit entity for the performance of the functions set forth
    15  in this section.
    16    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    17  it shall have become a law.
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