senate Bill S773

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Requires crime victims, upon request, to be notified of parole hearing of perpetrator of crime

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Jan 06, 2010 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
May 05, 2009 reported and committed to codes
Jan 15, 2009 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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S773 - Bill Details

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S773 - Bill Texts

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BILL NUMBER: S773

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the executive law, in relation to certain
notifications to crime victims

PURPOSE :
This bill requires crime victims, upon request, to be notified of
parole hearing of perpetrator of crimes.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Section 1: While current regulations allow a crime victim to submit a
victim impact statement to the Parole Board, there is no provision to
notify the crime victim when the parole hearing would be held. This
bill corrects such a situation by requiring that a notice must be sent
by first class mail to certain crime victims at their last known
address not later than 60 days prior to the hearing.

This bill defines "crime victims" as those who sustained personal
injuries or loss of property directly as a result of the criminal
conduct for which the inmate has been incarcerated; the widow, widower
or closest surviving relative of a deceased victim; the spouse,
parent, committee, conservator, or guardian of such victim, in the
event the victim is physically or mentally ill; or the legal
representative of such victim.

JUSTIFICATION :
Crime victims should be allowed input into the parole process.
Therefore, they need to know when such parole hearings will be held.
By notifying them of the date of such hearing, this bill corrects a
perceived oversight in the law.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2005-2006: S.1079-A - Passed Senate; 2007 - Crime and Corrections;
2008 - Passed Senate.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have
become a law.
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