Bill Text: NY A06318 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Directs the commissioner of corrections and community supervision to establish contraband screening at correctional facilities.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 22-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-05 - referred to correction [A06318 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06318-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      March 5, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  PALMESANO  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Correction
        AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to contraband  screening
          at correctional facilities
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 112 of the correction law is amended  by  adding  a
     2  new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
     3    5.  The commissioner shall establish a contraband screening plan which
     4  shall include, but not be limited to:
     5    (a) the use of a leashed and controlled canine trained to detect ille-
     6  gal drugs at the entrance of each correctional facility at a minimum  of
     7  twelve  facilities per week, provided such minimum shall be recalculated
     8  by the commissioner if any  correctional  facilities  are  closed  on  a
     9  random but rotating basis to ensure all facilities are included;
    10    (b)  the  search of visitors, correctional staff, bags and other items
    11  entering the facility which may include, but not be  limited  to,  elec-
    12  tronic  searches, metal detectors, pat searches, visual searches of oral
    13  cavities,  and  any  other  legal  technology  at   the   commissioner's
    14  discretion; and
    15    (c) the training of staff on up to date and current contraband screen-
    16  ing procedures.
    17    (d) The commissioner shall provide a copy of such contraband screening
    18  plan  as  well  as  the  prior  year's plan including but not limited to
    19  results of the canine assignments, number of attempts to promote contra-
    20  band and the number of urine tests and their results conducted statewide
    21  by facilities to the legislature by December thirty-first each year.
    22    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.