S03348 Summary:

BILL NO    S03348 

SAME AS    SAME AS A02022

SPONSOR    HASSELL-THOMPSON

COSPNSR    DIAZ, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, SAMPSON, SERRANO, STAVISKY

MLTSPNSR   

Add S624, Cor L

Increases access to substance abuse programming for prisoners whose first
language is not English.
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S03348 Actions:

BILL NO    S03348 

02/01/2013 REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
01/08/2014 REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
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S03348 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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S03348 Memo:

Memo not available
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S03348 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         3348

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                   I N  S E N A T E

                                   February 1, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  Sens. HASSELL-THOMPSON, DIAZ, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, SAMP-
         SON, STAVISKY -- 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 increasing access to
         substance abuse programming for prisoners whose first language is  not
         English

         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  624
    2  to read as follows:
    3    S  624.  ACCESS  TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAMMING FOR CERTAIN PRISONERS.
    4  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL TAKE STEPS TO ENSURE THAT PRISONERS  WHOSE  FIRST
    5  LANGUAGE IS NOT ENGLISH ARE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND, PARTICIPATE AND COMPLETE
    6  SUBSTANCE  ABUSE  PROGRAMS  PROVIDED  IN  THE  PRISONS.  SUCH  STEPS MAY
    7  INCLUDE, BUT NEED NOT BE LIMITED TO, INCREASED EMPLOYMENT  OF  BILINGUAL
    8  SUBSTANCE  ABUSE  COUNSELORS  AND  PROGRAM STAFF, TRANSLATION OF PROGRAM
    9  CONTENT AND MATERIALS, TARGETED PROGRAMS FOR NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING  PRIS-
   10  ONERS  AND  OTHER STRATEGIES DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER IN CONSULTA-
   11  TION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES.
   12    S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD06456-01-3
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