senate Bill S1854

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires inmates to have an acceptable residence to qualify for parole

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Mar 13, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to crime victims, crime and correction


S1854 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง259-i, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1448, A1401
2009-2010: S4133, A7559

S1854 - Summary

Requires inmates to have an acceptable residence to qualify for parole.

S1854 - Sponsor Memo

S1854 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 1854                                                  A. 1456

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y


                             January 9, 2013

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed,  and  when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the Committee on Crime
  Victims, Crime and Correction

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once  and  referred
  to the Committee on Correction

AN  ACT  to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring inmates to
  have an acceptable residence to qualify for parole


  Section  1.  Subparagraph  (A)  of  paragraph  (c) of subdivision 2 of
section 259-i of the executive law, as  amended  by  section  38-f-1  of
subpart  A  of  part  C of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011, is amended to
read as follows:
  (A) Discretionary release on parole shall not be granted merely  as  a
reward  for  good  conduct  or  efficient  performance  of  duties while
confined but after considering if  there  is  a  reasonable  probability
that,  if  such  inmate  is  released, he OR SHE will live and remain at
liberty without violating the law, and that his OR HER  release  is  not
incompatible  with  the welfare of society and will not so deprecate the
seriousness of his crime as to undermine respect for law. In making  the
parole  release decision, the procedures adopted pursuant to subdivision
four of section two hundred fifty-nine-c of this article  shall  require
that the following be considered: (i) the institutional record including
program  goals  and  accomplishments,  academic achievements, vocational
education, training or work assignments, therapy and  interactions  with
staff  and  inmates;  (ii)  performance,  if  any, as a participant in a
temporary  release  program;  (iii)  release  plans  [including]   SHALL
INCLUDE,  IN  ADDITION TO community resources, employment, education and
training and support services available to  the  inmate,  AN  ACCEPTABLE

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


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