Bill Text: NY A02285 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to personal phone calls for inmates in certain circumstances.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 22-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-02-11 - REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION [A02285 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A02285-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          2285
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 22, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by M. of A. ROZIC, BARRON, BLAKE, GOTTFRIED, JAFFEE, MOSLEY,
          O'DONNELL, PICHARDO, QUART, STIRPE, WRIGHT -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
          of A.  COLTON, COOK, CRESPO, DAVILA, LUPARDO, PERRY, RIVERA, SIMON  --
          read once and referred to the Committee on Correction
        AN  ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to personal phone calls
          for inmates in certain circumstances
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  6  of  section  137 of the correction law is
     2  amended by adding a new paragraph (g) to read as follows:
     3    (g) Within twenty-four hours  of  disciplinary  confinement,  keeplock
     4  pending  a  disciplinary  hearing, placement in a segregated confinement
     5  unit for administrative purposes, or placement in a  residential  mental
     6  health  treatment unit, and at weekly intervals thereafter for the dura-
     7  tion of such confinement, an inmate shall be permitted to make at  least
     8  one personal phone call, except when to do so would create an unaccepta-
     9  ble risk to the safety and security of inmates or staff.
    10    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00815-02-9
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