S07228 Summary:

BILL NOS07228
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORSANDERS
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 623, Cor L
 
Relates to the reduction of inmate telephone rates.
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S07228 Actions:

BILL NOS07228
 
04/08/2016REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
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S07228 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          7228
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                      April 8, 2016
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- 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 the reduction of
          inmate telephone rates
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1. Subdivisions 3 and 4 of section 623 of the correction law,
     2  as added by chapter 240 of the laws of 2007,  are  amended  to  read  as
     3  follows:
     4    3.    The  department  shall  make every effort to reduce the rates of
     5  inmate phone calls and place a reasonable cap on the  cost  of  outgoing
     6  calls.
     7    4. The department shall not accept or receive revenue in excess of its
     8  reasonable  operating cost for establishing and administering such tele-
     9  phone system services as provided in subdivisions one and  two  of  this
    10  section.
    11    [4.]  5.  The  department  shall  establish  rules  and regulations or
    12  departmental procedures to ensure that  any  inmate  phone  call  system
    13  established  by  this  section  provides reasonable security measures to
    14  preserve the safety and security  of  each  correctional  facility,  all
    15  staff  and  all  persons outside a facility who may receive inmate phone
    16  calls.
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13710-01-6
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