assembly Bill A2495

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to expanding prison work release program eligibility and participation

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 12, 2016 reported referred to codes
Jan 06, 2016 referred to correction
Jan 16, 2015 referred to correction


A2495 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง851, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A8961
2013-2014: A4875
2017-2018: A4042
2019-2020: A4288

A2495 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to expanding prison work release program eligibility and participation.

A2495 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 16, 2015

Introduced  by M. of A. O'DONNELL, AUBRY, ROBERTS, KAVANAGH -- 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


  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 years.  [Provided,  however,
that  a  person  under sentence for an offense defined in paragraphs (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 danger-
ous 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
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, nineteen hundred sixty-sev-
en,  for  the  purposes of this article parole eligibility shall be upon

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


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