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Visiting Correctional Facilities

R. R. 360
2005-2006 Regular Sessions
February 15, 2005
Introduced  by  M. of A. AUBRY -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COLTON,
GOTTFRIED -- read once and referred to the Committee on Correction  --
recommitted to the Committee on Rules in accordance with Assembly Rule
3,  sec.  2  -- amended on the special order of third reading, ordered
reprinted as amended, retaining its place  on  the  special  order  of
third reading
AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to persons authorized to
visit correctional facilities
The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
bly, do enact as follows:
1      Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 146  of  the  correction  law,  as
2    amended  by  section  3  of part E of chapter 56 of the laws of 2005, is
3    amended to read as follows:
4      1. The following persons shall be authorized to visit at pleasure  all
5    correctional  facilities:  The governor and lieutenant-governor, commis-
6    sioner of general services, secretary of state, comptroller  and  attor-
7    ney-general,  members  of  the  commission of correction, members of the
8    legislature and an employee of the department designated by  the  member
9    of the legislature if such member elects to be so accompanied, judges of
10    the  court  of appeals, supreme court and county judges, district attor-
11    neys and every minister of the gospel having charge of a congregation in
12    the town wherein any such facility is  situated.  No  other  person  not
13    otherwise  authorized  by law shall be permitted to enter a correctional
14    facility except by authority of the commissioner [of  correction]  under
15    such  regulations as the commissioner shall prescribe. The provisions of
16    this section shall not apply to such portion of a correctional  facility
17    in which inmates under sentence of death are confined.
18      § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
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