senate Bill S5920

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to expanding prison work release program eligibility and participation

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 07, 2012 defeated in crime victims, crime and correction
Feb 21, 2012 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2012 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Nov 07, 2011 referred to rules

Votes

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Mar 7, 2012 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S5920
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committee
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Aye
9
Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Mar 7, 2012

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S5920 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8961
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §851, Cor L

S5920 - Summary

Relates to expanding prison work release program eligibility and participation.

S5920 - Sponsor Memo

S5920 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5920

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            November 7, 2011
                               ___________

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

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-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13630-02-1

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