|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 05, 2012||reported referred to codes|
|Jan 10, 2012||referred to correction|
assembly Bill A8961
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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A8961 (ACTIVE) - Details
A8961 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8961 I N A S S E M B L Y January 10, 2012 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. AUBRY -- read once and referred to the Committee on Correction AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to expanding prison work release program eligibility and participation THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 851 of the correction law, as amended by chapter 60 of the laws of 1994, the opening paragraph as amended by chapter 320 of the laws of 2006, the closing paragraph as amended by section 42 of subpart B of part C of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: 2. "Eligible inmate" means: a person confined in an institution who is eligible for release on parole or who will become eligible for release on parole or conditional release within [two] THREE years. Provided, however, that a person under sentence for an offense defined in para- graphs (a) and (b) of subdivision one of section 70.02 of the penal law, where such offense involved the use or threatened use of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument shall not be eligible to participate in a work release program until he or she is eligible for release on parole or who will be eligible for release on parole or conditional release within [eighteen] THIRTY months. Provided, further, however, that a person under a determinate sentence as a second felony drug offender for a class B felony offense defined in article two hundred twenty of the penal law, who was sentenced pursuant to section 70.70 of such law, shall not be eligible to participate in a temporary release program until the time served under imprisonment for his or her determinate sentence, including any jail time credited pursuant to the provisions of article seventy of the penal law, shall be at least eighteen months. In the case of a person serving an indeterminate sentence of imprisonment imposed pursuant to the penal law in effect after September one, nine- teen hundred sixty-seven, for the purposes of this article parole eligi- bility shall be upon the expiration of the minimum period of imprison- ment fixed by the court or where the court has not fixed any period, after service of the minimum period fixed by the state board of parole. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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