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S04956 Summary:

BILL NOS04956
 
SAME ASSAME AS A09727
 
SPONSORSEPULVEDA
 
COSPNSRBAILEY, BENJAMIN, MYRIE, RIVERA, SALAZAR, SANDERS, SERRANO
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add §138-b, Cor L
 
Relates to available transportation for correction facility visitation; provides for at a minimum, bi-monthly free transportation from the city of New York, Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo and Albany.
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S04956 Actions:

BILL NOS04956
 
02/19/2021REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
01/05/2022REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
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S04956 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          4956
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    February 19, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sens.  SEPULVEDA,  BAILEY,  BENJAMIN,  RIVERA,  SALAZAR,
          SANDERS, SERRANO -- 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 correction law, in relation to available transporta-
          tion for correction facility visitation

          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 138-b
     2  to read as follows:
     3    § 138-b. Visitor transportation. In conjunction with the inmate visit-
     4  ing program, the department shall provide transportation for visitors to
     5  correctional  facilities on a regular basis, but no less than bimonthly,
     6  at no cost to visitors. Transportation shall be provided from  the  city
     7  of  New  York,  Rochester,  Syracuse, Buffalo and Albany to correctional
     8  facilities, as determined by the  commissioner.  Information  concerning
     9  transportation  shall  be posted on the department's public website, and
    10  shall be available from the telephone  number  designated,  pursuant  to
    11  section  one hundred thirty-eight-a of this article. Notice of available
    12  transportation shall be provided to  inmates  upon  reception  and  upon
    13  transfer to a new correctional facility.
    14    §  2. This act shall take effect one year after it shall have become a
    15  law.
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08401-01-1
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