senate Bill S2946A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides for family members of a crime victim and interested parties to make statements to members of the parole board

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 23, 2012 print number 2946a
amend and recommit to codes
Jan 04, 2012 referred to codes
Jun 24, 2011 committed to rules
Mar 10, 2011 advanced to third reading
Mar 09, 2011 2nd report cal.
Mar 08, 2011 1st report cal.176
Feb 03, 2011 referred to codes

Bill Amendments

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Co-Sponsors

S2946 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7050A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §440.50, CP L; amd §259-i, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S730, A3596

S2946 - Summary

Provides for family members of a crime victim and interested parties to make statements to members of the parole board; provides that such oral statement shall be made to the members of the state board of parole who will determine whether the defendant is released.

S2946 - Sponsor Memo

S2946 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2946

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law and  the  executive  law,  in
  relation  to  requiring  that all family members of a crime victim and
  all interested parties who want to give a victim impact  statement  to
  parole board members be allowed to do so

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

  Section 1. Section 440.50 of the criminal procedure law, as  added  by
chapter 496 of the laws of 1978, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 186
of  the  laws of 2005, and subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 14 of the
laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows:
S 440.50 Notice to crime victims, FAMILY MEMBERS OF A CRIME VICTIM OR AN
           INTERESTED PARTY of case disposition.
  1. Upon the request of a victim of a crime, A FAMILY MEMBER OF A CRIME
VICTIM OR AN INTERESTED PARTY or in any event in all cases in which  the
final  disposition  includes a conviction of a violent felony offense as
defined in section 70.02 of the penal law or a felony defined in article
one hundred twenty-five of such law, the district attorney shall, within
sixty days of the final disposition of the case, inform the victim OR  A
FAMILY  MEMBER  OF A CRIME VICTIM OR AN INTERESTED PARTY WHO REQUESTS TO
BE INFORMED by letter of such final disposition. If such final  disposi-
tion  results  in  the commitment of the defendant to the custody of the
department of correctional services for an indeterminate  sentence,  the
notice  provided to the crime victim, FAMILY MEMBER OF A CRIME VICTIM OR
INTERESTED PARTY shall also inform [the victim] HIM OR HER of his or her
right to submit a  written,  audiotaped,  or  videotaped  victim  impact
statement  to the state division of parole or to meet personally with [a
member] MEMBERS of the state board of parole WHO WILL DETERMINE  WHETHER
THE DEFENDANT IS RELEASED at a time and place separate from the personal
interview  between  a  member or members of the board and the inmate and

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03683-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S2946A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7050A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §440.50, CP L; amd §259-i, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S730, A3596

S2946A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for family members of a crime victim and interested parties to make statements to members of the parole board; provides that such oral statement shall be made to the members of the state board of parole who will determine whether the defendant is released.

S2946A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2946A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2946--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  LANZA, AVELLA, NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes --
  recommitted to the Committee on Codes in accordance with  Senate  Rule
  6,  sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law and  the  executive  law,  in
  relation  to  requiring  that all family members of a crime victim and
  all interested parties who want to give a victim impact  statement  to
  parole board members be allowed to do so

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

  Section 1. Section 440.50 of the criminal procedure law, as  added  by
chapter  496 of the laws of 1978, subdivision 1 as amended by section 80
of subpart B of part C of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011,  and  subdivi-
sion  2 as amended by chapter 14 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read
as follows:
S 440.50 Notice to crime victims, FAMILY MEMBERS OF A CRIME VICTIM OR AN
           INTERESTED PARTY of case disposition.
  1. Upon the request of a victim of a crime, A FAMILY MEMBER OF A CRIME
VICTIM OR AN INTERESTED PARTY, or in any event in all cases in which the
final disposition includes a conviction of a violent felony  offense  as
defined in section 70.02 of the penal law or a felony defined in article
one hundred twenty-five of such law, the district attorney shall, within
sixty  days of the final disposition of the case, inform the victim OR A
FAMILY MEMBER OF A CRIME VICTIM OR AN INTERESTED PARTY WHO  REQUESTS  TO
BE  INFORMED by letter of such final disposition. If such final disposi-
tion results in the commitment of the defendant to the  custody  of  the
department of corrections and community supervision for an indeterminate
sentence,  the notice provided to the crime victim, A FAMILY MEMBER OF A
CRIME VICTIM OR AN INTERESTED PARTY shall also inform [the  victim]  HIM
OR  HER  of  his  or her right to submit a written, audiotaped, or vide-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03683-05-2

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