senate Bill S4371A

States that the chairman of the board of parole is responsible for the administrative functions and daily operations of the parole board and its staff

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 24 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 4371A
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1640
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A7970

Summary

States that the chairman of the board of parole is responsible for the administrative functions and daily operations of the parole board and its staff.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7970
Versions:
S4371
S4371A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §259-b, Exec L

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BILL NUMBER:S4371A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to the
powers and duties of the chairman of the board of parole

PURPOSE OF BILL: This bill would amend the Executive Law to clarify
that the chairman of the Board of Parole (Board) is still responsible
for the administrative functions and daily operations of the Board and
its staff following the merger of the Division of Parole and the
Department of Correctional Services into the new Department of
Corrections and Community Supervision (Department).

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one of the bill would amend Executive Law § 259-b(3) to make
it clear that the chair of the Board of Parole is responsible for the
administrative functions and daily operations of the Board and its
staff

Section two of the bill provides that this bill would take effect
immediately.

EXISTING LAW: Under Executive Law § 259-b(3), the Governor is
authorized to designate a member of the Board of Parole to serve as
its chair. Before the merger of the former Division of Parole and
Department of Correctional Services, the Executive Law provided that
the chair of the Board also served as the chief executive officer of
the Division of Parole. The language of former Executive Law § 259
specified the duties and responsibilities of the chair with respect to
the administration and functions of the Division.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.

STATEMENT IN SUPPORT: Following the enactment of Chapter 62 of the
Laws of 2011, the Board of Parole continues to exist as an entity
wholly within the Department. Executive Law § 259-b(1) provides that
the Board functions independently of the Department in regard to its
decision-making responsibilities, but that "administrative matters of
general applicability within the department shall be applicable to the
board," While the Executive Law still provides that there is to be a
chair of the Board, the Executive Law no longer addresses, as it once
did, the authority of the chair to manage the Board and its staff This
proposal would clarify the law, making it clear that the chair of the
Board is responsible for administrative functions related to and daily
operations of the Board.

BUDGET IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This bill would take effect immediately.

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

                                 4371--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 24, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims,  Crime  and
  Correction -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the powers and duties
  of the chairman of the board of parole

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  3  of section 259-b of the executive law, as
amended by section 38-a of subpart A of part C of chapter 62 of the laws
of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  3. The governor shall designate one of the members  of  the  board  as
chairman  to  serve  in such capacity at the pleasure of the governor or
until the member's term of office expires and a successor is  designated
in  accordance  with  law, whichever first occurs. THE CHAIRMAN SHALL BE
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS AND DAILY OPERATIONS OF THE
PAROLE BOARD AND ITS STAFF, EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08994-02-3

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