Extends from September 1, 2014 until September 1, 2017, the expiration of provisions authorizing local correction facilities to enter into agreements to take custody of out of state inmates.
Ayes (11): Gallivan, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Griffo, Little, Maziarz, Nozzolio, Ritchie, Hassell-Thompson, Montgomery, Peralta
Ayes W/R (1): Rivera
Nays (1): Hoylman
Ayes (52): Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Kennedy, Klein, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Robach, Sampson, Savino, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (7): Hoylman, Krueger, Perkins, Rivera, Sanders, Serrano, Squadron
Excused (2): Dilan, Espaillat
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 573 of the laws of 2011, amending the correction law relating to the boarding of out of state inmates at local correctional facilities, in relation to extending the expiration of the provisions thereof
PURPOSE: This bill extends the expiration date to September 1, 2017 to continue to authorize local correctional facilities to enter into contracts for the purpose of boarding-in certain inmates from other states' local correctional facilities.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends section 4 of chapter 573 of the laws of 2011, amending the correction law relating to the boarding of out of state inmates at local correctional facilities, to extend this act until September 1, 2017.
Section 2 states that this act shall take effect immediately.
JUSTIFICATION: Over the years, many counties have been required to expand the size and capacity of their jail facilities to accommodate the county's inmate population. Over time, some of those counties have experienced decreases in inmates, leaving those larger facilities partially vacant. To offset the cost of operating these facilities at less than optimal capacity, many counties house state or federal inmates or inmates from other counties. In keeping with this practice, counties should have the option to house inmates from other states.
In 2011, the Senate passed a bill which was signed into law to allow local correctional facilities to enter into contracts for the purpose of boarding-in certain inmates from other state's local correctional facilities. This act expires on September 1, 2014. This bill seeks to extend the act to September 1, 2017 to continue to give local correctional facilities the option to house out of state inmates.
This bill could benefit every county in New York with the capacity to accept out of state inmates. This bill provides mandate relief in that it would give counties more flexibility to have a more optimal inmate population to suit the facility's capacity and minimize loss from overhead costs.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.4946 originally authorized local correctional facilities to house out of state inmates until September 1, 2014.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: No cost to the state. This bill would provide a revenue opportunity to counties.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6954 IN SENATE April 7, 2014 ___________Introduced by Sen. GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction AN ACT to amend chapter 573 of the laws of 2011, amending the correction law relating to the boarding of out of state inmates at local correc- tional facilities, in relation to extending the expiration of the provisions thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 4 of chapter 573 of the laws of 2011, amending the correction law relating to the boarding of out of state inmates at local correctional facilities, is amended to read as follows: S 4. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire September 1,
2017 when upon such date the provisions of this act shall be deemed repealed. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14536-01-4