senate Bill S1966A
(R, C, IP) 5th Senate District
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Requires the state board of parole to provide notification to victims upon the conditional release of an inmate convicted of a crime against a member of the same family or household.
TITLE OF BILL:
to amend the executive law, in relation to notification of certain
persons upon the conditional release of an inmate convicted of a
crime against a member of the same family or household
Provides that where an inmate to be conditionally released
was convicted of a domestic violence offense, the Board of Parole
shall notify the victim of such offense of the release and the
conditions of such release; provides such notice may also be required
to be sent to a shelter for victims of domestic violence.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill adds a notification
requirement to the process of conditionally releasing prisoners from
jail whereby the Board of Parole is required to send an e-mail or if
not available, a letter by certified mail to the victim.
Domestic violence continues to be one of the most
troubling problems facing New York. One of the complexities of this
issue is that the perpetrator is often a repeat offender, unable or
unwilling to moderate their behavior and control their anger. Because
of this dysfunction, domestic violence offenders often immediately
seek out the person who originally had the courage to press charges.
It is imperative that New York State adopt a policy to ensure that
victims are notified of their attackers' release.
S.2851A of 2006 - Passed Senate.
S.5324 of 2007/2008 - Passed Senate.
S.600 of 2009/10
This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided that the amendments to
subdivision 2 of section 259-c of the executive law, made by section
one of this act, shall not affect the expiration and reversion of
such subdivision and shall expire therewith, when upon such date
section two of this act shall take effect; and shall apply to all
inmates conditionally released on or after the effective date of this
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