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Corrections and Community Reentry

Immigration Detainers

Int. 0982-2012 - A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to persons not to be detained.
Int. 0989-2012 - A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to persons not to be detained by the Department of Correction.

  • Letter to the New York City Council from the Criminal Courts, Civil Rights, Corrections & Community Reentry, Domestic Violence , and Immigration & Nationality Law Committees regarding the City’s collaboration with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) with respect to the holding of immigrant New Yorkers subject to ICE detainers, January 9, 2013.
  • Testimony before the New York City Council Committee on Immigration on Int. 982 and Int. 989, January 25, 2013.
  • Both bills signed into law by the Mayor - March 18, 2013

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Int. 0656-2011 - a local law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to persons not to be detained.

  • Report in support of legislation by the Committee on Corrections and Community Reentry, Committee on Criminal Courts and the Committee on Immigration & Nationality Law, September 2011.
  • Testimony before the New York City Council's Immigration Committee, October 3, 2011.
  • Signed into law by the Mayor - November 22, 2011

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Proposal by the the Committees on Corrections and Community Reentry, Criminal Courts and Immigration & Nationality to limit collaboration between the New York City Department of Corrections and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, February 2011.


Incarcerated Persons Rights

A.2266-A (AM Wright) / S.1266-A (Sen. Montgomery) – the "Voting Rights Notification and Registration Act"; would remove illegal barriers that prevent convicted felons from registering to vote when they have served their sentence of incarceration and are eligible to do so and to provide such individuals the information needed to register. (2009/2010 Legislative Sessions)

  • Report in support of legislation by the Corrections and Community Reentry Committee, Reissued March 2010.
  • Signed by Governor as part of budget bill A.9706-C/S.6606-B - June 22, 2010

Incarcerated Persons Rights, Medicaid

A.6439 (AM Aubry) - Creates a pilot project for filing medical assistance applications for incarcerated persons in specialized "reentry" units prior to release; provides that inmates determined to be eligible for medical assistance would be enrolled in Medicaid upon release from custody. (2009/2010 Legislative Sessions)

  • Report in support of legislation by the Corrections and Community Reentry Committee, 2008.

Prisoners Legal Services

Letter from the Corrections and Community Reentry Committee to Governor Cuomo regarding continued funding in the New York State budget for Prisoners' Legal Services, February 2011.


Prisons

A.810 (AM Gottfried) - Includes health care facilities operated or supervised by the Department of Correctional Services or local correctional facilities within the definition of hospital.

  • Report in support of legislation by the Corrections and Community Reentry Committee, Reissued June 2011.

Probation Sentences

A.4582-B (AM O'Donnell) / S.4664-A (Sen. Golden) - would amend the penal law to change mandatory terms of probation to discretionary terms and eliminate the requirement of pre-sentence investigations in limited circumstances.

  • Report in support of legislation by the Criminal Courts and the Corrections and Community Reentry Committee, Updated May 2013.
  • Signed by the Governor, Chp. 556, Approval Memo .18 - January 10, 2014

Reentry of Persons Previously Incarcerated into the Workplace

A.9382 (AM Kavanagh) / S.4406-B (Sen. Hassell-Thompson) – Would provide the criminal information of certain persons may only be posted on the Department of Corrections' website for a period not to exceed five years after his or her release. (2009/2010 Legislative Sessions)

  • Report by the Corrections and Community Reentry and the Labor and Employment Law Committees in support of legislation, with suggested modifications, Reissued January 2010.
  • Signed by Governor as part of budget bill A.9706-C/S.6606-B - June 22, 2010

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A.4887 (AM Sepulveda) / S.3357 (Sen. Hassell-Thompson) – would amend the correction law, in relation to the definition of “direct relationship” under Correction Law Article 23-A regarding the licensure and employment of persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses.

  • Report in support of legislation by the Corrections and Community Reentry Committee, Reissued April 2013.

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A.3664-B (AM Aubry) / S.4366-B (Sen. Hassell-Thompson) – Relates to certificates of relief from disabilities and certificates of good conduct. (2009/2010 Legislative Sessions)

  • Report in support of legislation by the Corrections and Community Reentry Committee, Reissued March 2010.
  • Signed by Governor as part of budget bill A.9706-C/S.6606-B - June 22, 2010

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A.3770-A (AM Aubry) / S.4686 (Sen. Hassell-Thompson) – Would allow qualified individuals with criminal records to be employed in certain establishments that hold liquor licenses. (2009/2010 Legislative Sessions)

  • Report in support of legislation by the Corrections and Community Reentry Committee, Reissued May 2009.
  • Signed by Governor as part of budget bill A.9706-C/S.6606-B - June 22, 2010


Sex Offenders

A.4591 (AM O'Donnell) / S.3138 (Sen. Krueger) - would require the Board of Examiners of Sex Offenders to consult a “validated risk instrument” when making its recommendation to courts regarding the appropriate risk level of a sex offender.

  • Report in support of legislation by the Criminal Courts, Criminal Justice Operations and Correction and Community Reentry Committees, April 2013.

Teachers

A.6150 (AM Bing) / S.3501-B (Sen. Flanagan) - including provisions which would make a teacher's conviction for any qualifying criminal offense in the past five years a dispositive ground for lay-off priority.

  • Report in opposition by the Corrections and Community Reentry Committee, April 2011.

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S.2808-B (Part EE) Budget Bill - which would make a teacher's conviction for any qualifying criminal offense in the past five years and since being appointed a dispositive ground for lay-off priority, March 2011.

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Letter from the Corrections and Community Reentry Committee to the Department of Education regarding the automatic termination of teachers with a felony conviction, June 2011.


Violent Felony Offenders

A.9019 (AM Gabryszak) / S.3645-C (Sen. Griffo) - Enacts "Brittany's Law" requiring registration of violent felony offenders.

  • Report in opposition to legislation by the Criminal Courts Committee  and Corrections and Community Reentry Committee, March 2012.

Wrongful Convictions

Proposed amendment to § 8-b of the Court of Claims Act (the "Unjust Conviction and Imprisonment Act") by the Corrections and Community Reentry Committee and Criminal Courts Committee, June 2013.

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Combating wrongful convictions in New York

 
 
 
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