Directs the office of temporary and disability assistance and the department of corrections and community supervision to examine and make recommendations on current sanctions placed by the state and local social services districts on individuals prior to and after their release from incarceration as part of the individual's re-entry planning.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2019-2020 Regular Sessions
February 8, 2019
Introduced by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and
AN ACT in relation to the examination of an incarcerated individual's
re-entry planning; and providing for the repeal of such provisions
upon expiration thereof
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The office of temporary and disability assistance and the
2 department of corrections and community supervision shall examine, eval-
3 uate and make recommendations on any current sanctions or barriers to
4 re-entry to the community after a sentence of incarceration that exist
5 in statute, law, regulation, policy or practice of the state or local
6 social services districts that have an impact on individuals prior to or
7 after their release from incarceration. The topics examined by such
8 office and department shall, include, but not be limited to any such
9 sanctions or barriers to re-entry that may be found in the following
11 (a) Housing;
12 (b) Medical;
13 (c) Mental health counseling;
14 (d) Substance abuse and addiction services;
15 (e) Employment;
16 (f) Benefits programs; and
17 (g) Childcare services.
18 § 2. The office of temporary and disability assistance and the depart-
19 ment of corrections and community supervision shall request and shall
20 receive any available information from state and local agencies that are
21 relevant and material to the study required by section one of this act.
22 § 3. Within twelve months of the effective date of this act, the
23 commissioner of the office of temporary and disability assistance and
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.
S. 3550 2
1 the commissioner of the department of corrections and community super-
2 vision shall submit a report to the governor, the temporary president of
3 the senate, the speaker of the assembly, the minority leader of the
4 senate and minority leader of the assembly and the chairs of the rele-
5 vant committees in both the senate and assembly, on such office's and
6 such department's findings, conclusions and recommendations and shall
7 submit therewith such legislative or regulatory proposals as deemed
8 necessary to implement their recommendations.
9 § 4. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
10 deemed repealed one year after it shall have become a law.