Bill Text: NY A09553 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Authorizes vocational training, where practicable, to incarcerated individuals on the installation of solar hot water systems for the provision of hot water to correctional facilities.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 13-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2022-05-10 - reported referred to ways and means [A09553 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-A09553-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          9553

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                     March 16, 2022
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by M. of A. JACKSON -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Correction

        AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to providing  vocational
          training  to incarcerated individuals on the installation of solar hot
          water systems for the provision of hot water to  correctional  facili-
          ties

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 137  of  the  correction  law,  as
     2  amended  by  chapter  322  of  the  laws  of 2021, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    4. Whenever there shall be a sufficient number of cells or rooms in  a
     5  correctional  facility,  each  incarcerated  individual  shall  be given
     6  sleeping accommodations in a separate cell or room,  provided,  however,
     7  that  nothing  herein  contained  shall  be construed so as to limit the
     8  right of the department to utilize dormitory-type  accommodations  where
     9  necessary or where appropriate to a program of treatment.  To the extent
    10  practicable,  such  cells,  rooms  and  dormitories  shall be plumbed to
    11  provide incarcerated individuals hot water.
    12    § 2. Subdivision 2 of section 171 of the correction law, as amended by
    13  chapter 364 of the laws of 1983, is amended to read as follows:
    14    2. Such labor shall be either for the purpose  of  the  production  of
    15  supplies  for  said  institutions,  or  for  the state, or any political
    16  subdivision thereof, or for any public institution owned or managed  and
    17  controlled  by  the  state, or any political subdivision thereof; or for
    18  the purpose of industrial training and instruction, or partly  for  one,
    19  and  partly for the other of such purposes. Where practicable, incarcer-
    20  ated individuals shall be provided vocational training to install  solar
    21  hot  water  systems to provide hot water to cells, rooms and dormitories
    22  lacking in such amenity pursuant to  subdivision  four  of  section  one
    23  hundred thirty-seven of this chapter.
    24    § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    25  it shall have become a law.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03306-03-2
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