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A00709 Summary:

BILL NOA00709
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORRozic
 
COSPNSRGallagher, Gonzalez-Rojas, Lavine, Simon, Epstein, Bronson, Weprin, Kelles, Seawright, Jackson, Burdick, Glick, Forrest, Lupardo, Fahy, Cruz, Gibbs
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §§137, 500-b & 500-k, add §72-d, Cor L
 
Enacts the "gender identity respect, dignity and safety act"; relates to the treatment and placement of incarcerated individuals based upon gender identity; requires that incarcerated individuals in state and local correctional facilities who have a gender identity different from their assigned sex at birth be addressed and have access to commissary items, clothing and other materials that are consistent with the person's gender identity; establishes that incarcerated individuals shall be presumptively placed in a correctional facility with persons of the gender that most closely aligns with such person's self-attested gender identity unless the person opts out of such placement.
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