senate Bill S971

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the appointment of interpreters to be used in parole board proceedings

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Current Bill Status Via A368 - Passed Senate & Assembly


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 06, 2017 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.4
substituted for s971
Feb 06, 2017 substituted by a368
Jan 09, 2017 ordered to third reading cal.4
Jan 05, 2017 referred to rules

S971 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A368
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง259-i, Exec L (as proposed in S.992 & A.5548)
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S8229, A10753

S971 - Summary

Directs that the New York state office of general services statewide administrative services contract be used to select qualified interpreters to be used for translation services for inmates appearing before the parole board.

S971 - Sponsor Memo

S971 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   971

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 5, 2017
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation  to  the  appointment  of
  interpreters to be used in parole board proceedings

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 8 of section 259-i of  the  executive  law,  as
added  by  a  chapter  of  the  laws of 2016, amending the executive law
relating to translation services for inmates appearing before the parole
board, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 992 and A.  5548,  is
amended to read as follows:
  8. Foreign born or non-English speaking person before the board.  Upon
notification  from the department pursuant to section two hundred fifty-
nine-e of this article, or upon the request of any foreign born or  non-
English speaking person who is scheduled to participate in an interview,
parole release hearing, preliminary hearing or revocation hearing, there
shall  be  appointed  FROM THE NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF GENERAL SERVICES
STATEWIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES CONTRACT, a qualified interpreter [who
is certified by a recognized national or New  York  state  credentialing
authority]  to interpret the proceedings to and the statements or testi-
mony of such person. The board shall determine a reasonable fee for  all
such interpreting services, the cost of which shall be a charge upon the
board  of  parole. No such request or appointment shall cause a delay of
release from incarceration of such person.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the  same  date  and  in  the  same
manner  as  a  chapter  of  the laws of 2016, amending the executive law
relating to translation services for inmates appearing before the parole
board, as proposed in legislative bills numbers  S.  992  and  A.  5548,
takes effect.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07067-01-7

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