Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018
referred to crime victims, crime and correction
|Feb 15, 2017
referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Senate Bill S4445
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-S4445 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-S4445 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4445 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the correction law, in relation to expanding prison work release program eligibility and participation PURPOSE : To expand the scope of eligibility in prison work release programs in an effort to increase participation and better prepare inmates for successful reentry. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1: Amends 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, and the closing paragraph as amended by section 42 of subpart B of part C of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011 by expanding the definition of "eligible inmate" to include those persons who will become eligible for parole or conditional release within three years. Those persons incarcerated for an offense involving the use or threatened use of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument will now qualify as an "eligible inmate" when they will become eligible for parole or conditional release within thirty months. Persons ineligible for work release was expanded to include those under sentence for (1) an act of terrorism or (2) for an offense involving sexual performance of a child. Additionally, section
2017-S4445 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4445 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 15, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sens. MONTGOMERY, KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction 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- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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