Bill S1931-2011

Prohibits work release programs from operating in areas zoned exclusively residential by a municipality

Prohibits prison work release programs from operating in areas zoned as exclusively residential by a municipality.

Details

Actions

  • May 1, 2012: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
  • Jun 14, 2011: referred to correction
  • Jun 14, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 14, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 7, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 6, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jun 2, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.981
  • Jan 14, 2011: REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction - Jun 2, 2011
Ayes (9): Nozzolio, DeFrancisco, Gallivan, Griffo, Little, Maziarz, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Kennedy
Ayes W/R (1): Peralta
Nays (3): Rivera, Hassell-Thompson, Montgomery
Excused (1): Kruger
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction - May 1, 2012
Ayes (6): Nozzolio, DeFrancisco, Griffo, Maziarz, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie
Ayes W/R (5): Gallivan, Little, Kennedy, Peralta, Espaillat
Nays (3): Rivera, Hassell-Thompson, Montgomery

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1931

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to work release programs

PURPOSE: This bill would mandate that work release programs for inmates shall not be allowed to operate in areas zoned exclusively residential by a municipality.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: amends subdivision 3 of section 852 of the Correction Law, as amended by Chapter 691 of the Laws of 1997. Work release programs may no longer operate in areas zoned exclusively residential by municipalities.

JUSTIFICATION: Due to a multitude of problems with work release programs for inmates, it is necessary to tighten regulations of such programs. This bill aims to close a rather troublesome loophole regarding inmates being released for work programs in residential areas.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2003-04: S.947 - Passed Senate 2005-06: S.967 Passed Senate 2007-08: Passed Senate. 2009: Advanced to Third Reading, Committed to Rules 2010: Referred to Crime Victims, Crime & Corrections

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately, with provisions.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1931 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 14, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. ALESI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to work release programs THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 852 of the correction law, as amended by chapter 691 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as follows: 3. Work release programs may be established only at institutions clas- sified by the commissioner as work release facilities PROVIDED, HOWEVER, SUCH PROGRAMS SHALL NOT OPERATE IN AREAS ZONED EXCLUSIVELY RESIDENTIAL BY A MUNICIPALITY. Educational release programs may be established only at those educational institutions which shall maintain attendance records for participating inmates. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately, provided, however, that the amendments to subdivision 3 of section 852 of the correction law made by section one of this act shall not affect the expiration of such section and shall be deemed to expire therewith.

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