Bill Text: NY A05670 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Commences a study on how to enhance safety and maximize efficiency throughout the department of corrections and community supervision; requires written report to the governor, temporary president of the senate, speaker of the assembly, minority leader of the senate and the minority leader of the assembly of its findings, conclusions and recommendations; such report shall be made available to the public.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Republican 13-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-14 - referred to correction [A05670 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05670-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          5670
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 14, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M. of A. GIGLIO, BRABENEC, DeSTEFANO, LAWRENCE, MIKULIN,
          MORINELLO, SAYEGH, SMITH -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. DiPIETRO --
          read once and referred to the Committee on Correction
        AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to commencing a study on
          how to enhance safety and maximize efficiency throughout  the  depart-
          ment  of  corrections; and providing for the repeal of such provisions
          upon expiration thereof
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 45 of the correction law is amended by adding a new
     2  subdivision 11 to read as follows:
     3    11.  (a)  Conduct  a  comprehensive study on how to enhance safety and
     4  maximize  efficiencies  throughout  the  department.  Such  study  shall
     5  include  but  not  be  limited  to: determining the most accurate way to
     6  report prison percentage of occupancy data; assessing the current  prac-
     7  tice  of  counting temporary, infirmary and special housing unit beds as
     8  permanent beds; examining the feasibility and cost  of  eliminating  the
     9  practice  of  double bunking; establishing appropriate inmate-to-officer
    10  staffing ratios to reduce prison violence  and  the  number  of  unusual
    11  incidents;  reviewing  the  responsibilities of administration in Albany
    12  and  verifying  the  necessity  of  these  positions;  evaluating  which
    13  services  and programs the hubs can administer and determining the scope
    14  of responsibilities for each administrator; and  examining  state-funded
    15  housing  and other public benefits allegedly provided to superintendents
    16  and administrators and determine whether  or  not  the  practice  should
    17  continue.
    18    (b)  Collect  and  disseminate  statistical  and other information and
    19  undertake research, studies, and analysis, through the personnel of  the
    20  commission  or  in cooperation with any public or private agency that is
    21  deemed necessary for carrying out the purpose of this subdivision.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06956-01-9

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     1    (c) Make a written report to the governor, temporary president of  the
     2  senate,  speaker  of  the  assembly,  minority  leader of the senate and
     3  minority leader of the assembly of its findings, conclusions and  recom-
     4  mendations  on  or before June thirtieth of the year next succeeding the
     5  year  in  which this subdivision shall take effect. Such report shall be
     6  made available to the public.
     7    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall  expire  on  the
     8  first  of  July next succeeding the year in which it shall have become a
     9  law when upon such date the provisions  of  this  act  shall  be  deemed
    10  repealed.
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