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A02530 Summary:

BILL NOA02530
 
SAME ASSAME AS S05468
 
SPONSORBarron
 
COSPNSRVanel, Cahill, Bichotte Hermelyn, Hyndman, Taylor, Colton, De La Rosa, Williams, Weprin, Jackson, Darling, Forrest, Kelles, Perry
 
MLTSPNSRCook, Davila, Gottfried, Jean-Pierre, Nolan, Peoples-Stokes, Pichardo, Simon, Walker
 
Add 49, Cor L
 
Establishes a commission on prison education to study and develop a plan for improving education in state prisons.
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A02530 Actions:

BILL NOA02530
 
01/19/2021referred to correction
05/19/2021reported referred to ways and means
05/25/2021reported referred to rules
06/01/2021reported
06/01/2021rules report cal.167
06/01/2021ordered to third reading rules cal.167
06/01/2021passed assembly
06/01/2021delivered to senate
06/01/2021REFERRED TO RULES
06/10/2021SUBSTITUTED FOR S5468
06/10/20213RD READING CAL.988
06/10/2021PASSED SENATE
06/10/2021RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
10/22/2021delivered to governor
11/03/2021signed chap.557
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A02530 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A2530
 
SPONSOR: Barron
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to establishing a commission on improving education in state prisons   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would amend the correction law by adding a new section that establishes a commission on improving prison education.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of adds a new section 49 to the correction law. This section states that there is hereby established a commission on prison education comprised of nine members who shall study and develop a Plan for improv- ing education in the state prison system. The commission shall consider and investigate the following factors when determining education improvements: the impact on inmate's employment opportunities upon release from prison, the impact on an inmate's reintegration into socie- ty and the effectiveness in reducing recidivism. Appointments to the task force shall be made as follows: three by the governor; two by the speaker of the assembly; one by the minority leader of the assembly; two by the temporary president of the senate and one by the minority leader. of the senate. The commission shall issue a report within ten months after the effec- tive date of this paragraph. Section 2 this act shall take effect immediately.   JUSTIFICATION: Rehabilitation of inmate's at prisons is more than simple punishment; it should involve a, strong education curriculum to ensure that rehabili- tated inmates do not resort to crime when they are released. Released inmates often have difficulty finding jobs as convicted felons. The lack of quality education in prisons helps contribute to the recidivism of some inmates. This commission is charged with defining the skills that will help inmates return to society as a more productive citizen.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2015-16: S.2520/A.5973 Corrections-Referred to Crime Victims, Crime, and 2013-14: S.2782/A.1107 Corrections-Referred to Crime Victims, Crime, and 2011-12: S.6702/A.2315 Corrections-Referred to Crime Victims, Crime, and   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A02530 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          2530
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 19, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M. of A. BARRON, VANEL, CAHILL, BICHOTTE HERMELYN, HYND-
          MAN, TAYLOR, COLTON, DE LA ROSA, WILLIAMS, WEPRIN  --  Multi-Sponsored
          by  -- M. of A.  COOK, DAVILA, GOTTFRIED, JEAN-PIERRE, NOLAN, PEOPLES-
          STOKES, PICHARDO, SIMON, WALKER --  read  once  and  referred  to  the
          Committee on Correction

        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  correction  law,  in relation to establishing a
          commission on improving education in state prisons
 
          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 49 to
     2  read as follows:
     3    §  49.  Commission  on prison education. There is hereby established a
     4  commission on prison education comprised of nine members who shall study
     5  and develop a plan for improving education in the state  prison  system.
     6  The  commission  on  prison education shall consider and investigate the
     7  following factors when determining education improvements: the impact on
     8  an inmate's employment  opportunities  upon  release  from  prison,  the
     9  impact  on  an inmate's reintegration into society and the effectiveness
    10  in reducing recidivism. Appointments to the task force shall be made  as
    11  follows:  three by the governor; two by the speaker of the assembly; one
    12  by the minority leader of the assembly; two by the  temporary  president
    13  of  the senate and one by the minority leader of the senate. The commis-
    14  sion on prison education shall issue a report within  ten  months  after
    15  the effective date of this section.
    16    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00309-01-1
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