Bill Text: NY S00731 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Relates to available transportation for correction facility visitation; provides for at a minimum, bi-monthly free transportation from the city of New York, Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo and Albany.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-20 - COMMITTED TO RULES [S00731 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S00731-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     January 9, 2019
        Introduced by Sens. MONTGOMERY, BENJAMIN, SALAZAR, SERRANO -- read twice
          and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
          on  Crime  Victims, Crime and Correction -- committee discharged, bill
          amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
        AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to available transporta-
          tion for correction facility visitation
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The correction law is amended by adding a new section 138-b
     2  to read as follows:
     3    § 138-b. Visitor transportation. In conjunction with the inmate visit-
     4  ing program, the department shall provide transportation for visitors to
     5  correctional facilities on a regular basis, but no less than  bimonthly,
     6  at  no  cost to visitors. Transportation shall be provided from the city
     7  of New York, Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo  and  Albany  to  correctional
     8  facilities,  as  determined  by the commissioner. Information concerning
     9  transportation shall be posted on the department's public  website,  and
    10  shall  be  available  from  the telephone number designated, pursuant to
    11  section one hundred thirty-eight-a of this article. Notice of  available
    12  transportation  shall  be  provided  to  inmates upon reception and upon
    13  transfer to a new correctional facility.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect one year after it shall have become  a
    15  law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.