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A05058 Summary:

BILL NOA05058
 
SAME ASSAME AS S02594
 
SPONSORPalmesano
 
COSPNSRBlankenbush, DeStefano, Friend, Giglio JM, Hawley, McDonough, Mikulin, Miller B, Montesano, Morinello, Norris, Reilly, Sayegh, Schmitt, Tague, Walczyk
 
MLTSPNSRBarclay, Byrnes, Walsh
 
Amd §112, Cor L
 
Directs the commissioner of corrections and community supervision to establish contraband screening at correctional facilities.
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A05058 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          5058
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 10, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  PALMESANO,  BLANKENBUSH,  DeSTEFANO, FRIEND,
          J. M. GIGLIO, HAWLEY, McDONOUGH, MIKULIN, B. MILLER, MONTESANO,  MORI-
          NELLO,  NORRIS, REILLY, SAYEGH, SCHMITT, TAGUE, WALCZYK -- Multi-Spon-
          sored by -- M. of A. BARCLAY, BYRNES, WALSH -- read once and  referred
          to the Committee on Correction

        AN  ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to contraband screening
          at correctional facilities
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Section  112 of the correction law is amended by adding a
     2  new subdivision 6 to read as follows:
     3    6. The commissioner shall establish a contraband screening plan  which
     4  shall include, but not be limited to:
     5    (a) the use of a leashed and controlled canine trained to detect ille-
     6  gal  drugs at the entrance of each correctional facility at a minimum of
     7  twelve facilities per week, provided such minimum shall be  recalculated
     8  by  the  commissioner  if  any  correctional  facilities are closed on a
     9  random but rotating basis to ensure all facilities are included;
    10    (b) the search of visitors, correctional staff, bags and  other  items
    11  entering  the  facility  which may include, but not be limited to, elec-
    12  tronic searches, metal detectors, pat searches, visual searches of  oral
    13  cavities,   and   any  other  legal  technology  at  the  commissioner's
    14  discretion; and
    15    (c) the training of staff on up to date and current contraband screen-
    16  ing procedures.
    17    (d) The commissioner shall provide a copy of such contraband screening
    18  plan as well as the prior year's  plan  including  but  not  limited  to
    19  results of the canine assignments, number of attempts to promote contra-
    20  band and the number of urine tests and their results conducted statewide
    21  by facilities to the legislature by December thirty-first each year.
    22    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04536-01-1
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