senate Bill S7293

Relates to retaining peace officer status for facilities parole officers

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  • 02 / May / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1158
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CODES

Summary

Relates to retaining peace officer status for facilities parole officers.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9904
Versions:
S7293
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2.10, CP L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7293 REVISED 05/08/12

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to retaining
peace officer status for parole officers

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Relates to retaining peace officer status for parole officers in
prison facilities.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This legislation amends Subdivision 23 of section 2.10 of the criminal
procedure law by adding the following:
and offender rehabilitation coordinators whose job functions include
the following: assigned to one more of the state's correctional
facilities;
provide guidance to an assigned caseload of inmates and assess needs,
prepare evaluations, and prepare eligible inmates for release into
the community;
make recommendations to the board of parole regarding inmate's
readiness for release; perform both social work and law enforcement
functions; trained in use of firearms, handle and discharge firearms.

JUSTIFICATION:
Recently, the State Department of Civil Service approved a new policy
that changed the title of prison facility parole officers to offender
rehabilitation coordinators and removed their status as peace officers.
Between 13 and 14 percent of all parole officers were affected by this
combination.

Incidents such as the Attica riot of 1971, when the DOCS controlled
parole functions, have proved that inmates need to see a clear line
between those who house them and those who decide when they should be
released.

This legislation would restore the status under current law, which
already grants to parole officers or warrant officers in the
department of corrections and community supervision, to offender
rehabilitation coordinators whose job functions include the
following: assigned to one or more of the state's correctional
facilities; provide guidance to an assigned caseload of inmates and
assess needs, prepare evaluations, and prepare eligible inmates for
release into the community; make recommendations to the board of
parole regarding inmate's readiness for release;
perform both social work and law enforcement functions; trained in use
of firearms, handle and discharge firearms.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This law shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7293

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. NOZZOLIO, GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law,  in  relation  to  retaining
  peace officer status for parole officers

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 23 of section 2.10 of  the  criminal  procedure
law,  as  amended  by section 70 of subpart B of part C of chapter 62 of
the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  23.  Parole  officers  or  warrant  officers  in  the  department   of
corrections  and community supervision AND OFFENDER REHABILITATION COOR-
DINATORS WHOSE JOB FUNCTIONS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: ASSIGNED TO  ONE  OR
MORE  OF  THE  STATE'S  CORRECTIONAL  FACILITIES; PROVIDE GUIDANCE TO AN
ASSIGNED CASELOAD OF INMATES AND ASSESS NEEDS, PREPARE EVALUATIONS,  AND
PREPARE  ELIGIBLE INMATES FOR RELEASE INTO THE COMMUNITY; MAKE RECOMMEN-
DATIONS TO THE BOARD OF PAROLE REGARDING INMATE'S READINESS FOR RELEASE;
PERFORM BOTH SOCIAL WORK AND LAW ENFORCEMENT FUNCTIONS; TRAINED  IN  USE
OF FIREARMS, HANDLE AND DISCHARGE FIREARMS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15082-02-2

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