senate Bill S3537A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits parole for any inmates convicted of homicide unless five or at least thirty percent of the members of the parole board are present at the hearing

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 10, 2012 print number 3537b
amend (t) and recommit to finance
Apr 18, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 05, 2012 print number 3537a
amend and recommit to crime victims, crime and correction
Jan 04, 2012 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Jun 24, 2011 committed to rules
Jun 01, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 25, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 24, 2011 1st report cal.853
Mar 08, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Feb 24, 2011 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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Apr 18, 2012 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S3537A
9
3
committee
9
Aye
3
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Apr 18, 2012

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May 24, 2011 - Finance committee Vote

S3537
23
7
committee
23
Aye
7
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 8, 2011 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S3537
9
3
committee
9
Aye
3
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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S3537 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §259-c, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2671

S3537 - Bill Texts

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Prohibits parole for any inmates convicted of homicide unless five or at least thirty percent of the members of the parole board are present at the hearing.

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BILL NUMBER:S3537

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the executive law, in relation to prohibiting parole for any
inmates convicted for homicide unless five or more members of the
parole board are present at the hearing

PURPOSE:
To prohibit parole for any inmates convicted of homicide unless five
or more members of the Parole Board are present at the hearing

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Amends section 259-c of the Executive law to prohibit parole for any
inmates convicted of homicide unless five or more members of the
Parole Board are present at the hearing.

JUSTIFICATION:
This bill is designed to ensure that adequate review is made of a
prisoner's request for parole.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-10: S.2671 Referred to Crime Victims, Crime and Correction
2008-07: S.745 Referred to Crime Victims, Crime and Correction
2006-05: S.2384 Passed Senate
2004: S.5826 Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Minimal.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately, with provisions.

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

                                  3537

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 24, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims,  Crime  and
  Correction

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to prohibiting parole for
  any  inmates  convicted of homicide unless five or more members of the
  parole board are present at the hearing

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of section 259-c of the executive law, as
amended by section 8 of part J of chapter 56 of the  laws  of  2009,  is
amended to read as follows:
  1.  have  the  power  and duty of determining which inmates serving an
indeterminate or determinate sentence of imprisonment may be released on
parole,  or  on  medical  parole  pursuant  to   section   two   hundred
fifty-nine-r  or  section  two hundred fifty-nine-s of this article, and
when and under what conditions; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT PAROLE SHALL NOT
BE GRANTED FOR ANY HOMICIDE OFFENSES AS DEFINED IN ARTICLE  ONE  HUNDRED
TWENTY-FIVE  OF  THE  PENAL LAW UNLESS FIVE OR MORE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD
ARE PRESENT AT SUCH HEARING;
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 259-c of the executive law,  as  amended
by chapter 55 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows:
  1.  have  the  power  and duty of determining which inmates serving an
indeterminate sentence of imprisonment may be released on parole, or  on
medical  parole  pursuant  to  section  two hundred fifty-nine-r of this
article, and when and under what  conditions;  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT
PAROLE  SHALL  NOT  BE  GRANTED  FOR ANY HOMICIDE OFFENSES AS DEFINED IN
ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE OF THE PENAL LAW  UNLESS  FIVE  OR  MORE
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD ARE PRESENT AT SUCH HEARING;
  S 3.  This act shall take effect immediately, provided, however, that:
the  amendments  to subdivision 1 of section 259-c of the executive law,
made by section one of this act, shall be subject to the expiration  and
reversion  of such subdivision pursuant to subdivision (d) of section 74
of chapter 3 of the laws of 1995, as amended, when upon  such  date  the
provisions of section two of this act shall take effect.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09509-01-1

S3537A - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §259-c, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2671

S3537A - Bill Texts

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Prohibits parole for any inmates convicted of homicide unless five or at least thirty percent of the members of the parole board are present at the hearing.

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BILL NUMBER:S3537A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the executive law, in relation to prohibiting parole for any
inmates convicted of homicide unless five or more members of the
parole board are present at the hearing

PURPOSE:
To prohibit parole for any inmates convicted of homicide unless five
or more members of the Parole Board are present at the hearing.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Amends section 259-c of the Executive law to prohibit parole for any
inmates convicted of homicide unless five or more members of the
Parole Board are present at the hearing.

JUSTIFICATION:
This bill is designed to ensure that adequate review is made of a
prisoner's request for parole.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-10: S.2671 Referred to Crime Victims, Crime and Correction
2008-07: S.745 Referred to Crime Victims, Crime and Correction
2006-05: S.2384 Passed Senate
2004: S.5826 Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Minimal.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately, with provisions.

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

                                 3537--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 24, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims,  Crime  and
  Correction -- recommitted to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and
  Correction  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 executive law, in relation to prohibiting parole for
  any inmates convicted of homicide unless five or more members  of  the
  parole board are present at the hearing

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 259-c of  the  executive  law,  as
amended by section 38-b of subpart A of part C of chapter 62 of the laws
of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  1.  have  the  power  and duty of determining which inmates serving an
indeterminate or determinate sentence of imprisonment may be released on
parole,  or  on  medical  parole  pursuant  to   section   two   hundred
fifty-nine-r  or  section  two hundred fifty-nine-s of this article, and
when and under what conditions; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT PAROLE SHALL NOT
BE GRANTED FOR ANY HOMICIDE OFFENSES AS DEFINED IN ARTICLE  ONE  HUNDRED
TWENTY-FIVE  OF  THE  PENAL LAW UNLESS FIVE OR MORE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD
ARE PRESENT AT SUCH HEARING;
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 259-c of the executive law,  as  amended
by chapter 55 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows:
  1.  have  the  power  and duty of determining which inmates serving an
indeterminate sentence of imprisonment may be released on parole, or  on
medical  parole  pursuant  to  section  two hundred fifty-nine-r of this
article, and when and under what  conditions;  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT
PAROLE  SHALL  NOT  BE  GRANTED  FOR ANY HOMICIDE OFFENSES AS DEFINED IN
ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE OF THE PENAL LAW  UNLESS  FIVE  OR  MORE
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD ARE PRESENT AT SUCH HEARING;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09509-03-2

S. 3537--A                          2

  S 3.  This act shall take effect immediately, provided, however, that:
the  amendments  to subdivision 1 of section 259-c of the executive law,
made by section one of this act, shall be subject to the expiration  and
reversion of such subdivision pursuant to subdivision d of section 74 of
chapter  3  of  the  laws  of  1995, as amended, when upon such date the
provisions of section two of this act shall take effect.

S3537B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §259-c, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2671

S3537B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Prohibits parole for any inmates convicted of homicide unless five or at least thirty percent of the members of the parole board are present at the hearing.

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BILL NUMBER:S3537B

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the executive law, in relation to prohibiting parole for any
inmates convicted of homicide unless five or
at least thirty percent of the
members of the parole board serving at the time, whiever is less,
are present at the
hearing

PURPOSE:
To prohibit parole for any inmates convicted of homicide unless five
or more members of the Parole Board are present at the hearing.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Amends section 259-c of the Executive law to prohibit parole for any
inmates convicted of homicide unless five or more members of the
parole Board are present at the hearing.

JUSTIFICATION:
This bill is designed to ensure that adequate review is made of a
prisoner's request for parole.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-10: S.2671 Referred to Crime victims, Crime and Correction
2008-07: S.745 Referred to Crime victims, Crime and Correction
2006-05: S.2384 Passed Senate
2004: S.5826 Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Minimal.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately, with provisions.

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

                                 3537--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 24, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims,  Crime  and
  Correction -- recommitted to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and
  Correction  in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6, sec. 8 -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee  --  reported  favorably  from  said  committee  and
  committed  to  the  Committee on Finance -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to prohibiting parole for
  any  inmates  convicted  of  homicide  unless  five or at least thirty
  percent of the members of the parole board serving at the time, which-
  ever is less, are present at the hearing

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of section 259-c of the executive law, as
amended by section 38-b of subpart A of part C of chapter 62 of the laws
of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  1. have the power and duty of determining  which  inmates  serving  an
indeterminate or determinate sentence of imprisonment may be released on
parole,   or   on   medical  parole  pursuant  to  section  two  hundred
fifty-nine-r or section two hundred fifty-nine-s of  this  article,  and
when and under what conditions; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT PAROLE SHALL NOT
BE  GRANTED  FOR ANY HOMICIDE OFFENSES AS DEFINED IN ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED
TWENTY-FIVE OF THE PENAL LAW UNLESS FIVE OR AT LEAST THIRTY  PERCENT  OF
THE  MEMBERS SERVING AT THE TIME, WHICHEVER IS LESS, ARE PRESENT AT SUCH
HEARING;
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 259-c of the executive law,  as  amended
by chapter 55 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows:
  1.  have  the  power  and duty of determining which inmates serving an
indeterminate sentence of imprisonment may be released on parole, or  on

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09509-06-2

S. 3537--B                          2

medical  parole  pursuant  to  section  two hundred fifty-nine-r of this
article, and when and under what  conditions;  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT
PAROLE  SHALL  NOT  BE  GRANTED  FOR ANY HOMICIDE OFFENSES AS DEFINED IN
ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE OF THE PENAL LAW UNLESS FIVE OR AT LEAST
THIRTY  PERCENT  OF  THE MEMBERS SERVING AT THE TIME, WHICHEVER IS LESS,
ARE PRESENT AT SUCH HEARING;
  S 3.  This act shall take effect immediately, provided, however, that:
the amendments to subdivision 1 of section 259-c of the  executive  law,
made  by section one of this act, shall be subject to the expiration and
reversion of such subdivision pursuant to subdivision d of section 74 of
chapter 3 of the laws of 1995, as  amended,  when  upon  such  date  the
provisions of section two of this act shall take effect.

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