Bill Text: NY A07394 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to the classification of transgender or intersex inmates; authorizes the chief administrative officer to assign a transgender or intersex inmate to any facility housing unit which shall ensure the inmate's health and safety.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-03 - REFERRED TO RULES [A07394 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A07394-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                       May 1, 2019
        Introduced  by M. of A. DAVILA -- (at request of the State Commission of
          Correction) -- read once and referred to the Committee on Correction
        AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to the classification of
          transgender or intersex inmates in county jails
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. Section 500-b of the correction law is amended by adding a
     2  new subdivision 14 to read as follows:
     3    14. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, a  transgender  or
     4  intersex inmate may be assigned to any facility housing unit which, upon
     5  the  determination  of  the  chief  administrative  officer, ensures the
     6  inmate's health and safety and is consistent  with  facility  management
     7  and security.
     8    §  2.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
     9  the amendments to section 500-b of the correction law  made  by  section
    10  one of this act shall not affect the repeal of such section and shall be
    11  deemed repealed therewith.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.