senate Bill S2997A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Increases from twenty-four to sixty months, the time for which reconsideration for parole for a violent felony offense shall be determined

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 24, 2017 referred to correction
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 15, 2017 advanced to third reading
May 10, 2017 2nd report cal.
May 09, 2017 1st report cal.889
Mar 23, 2017 print number 2997a
Mar 23, 2017 amend (t) and recommit to finance
Mar 22, 2017 reported and committed to finance
Jan 18, 2017 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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May 9, 2017 - Finance committee Vote

S2997A
26
10
committee
26
Aye
10
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 22, 2017 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S2997
9
4
committee
9
Aye
4
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

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S2997 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2350A
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §259-i, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S1483A, A1680A
2013-2014: S2486, A2774
2011-2012: S1861A, A2081A
2009-2010: S425, A1188

S2997 - Summary

Enacts "Lorraine's Law"; increases from twenty-four to sixty months, the time for which reconsideration for parole for a violent felony offense shall be determined.

S2997 - Sponsor Memo

S2997 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 2997                                                  A. 2350

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

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

                            January 18, 2017
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  -- Introduced by Sens. LAVALLE, DeFRANCISCO, GOLDEN, LARKIN,
  O'MARA, SEWARD, YOUNG -- read twice  and  ordered  printed,  and  when
  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and
  Correction

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of  A.  THIELE,  PALMESANO,  MAGNARELLI,
  STIRPE,  McDONOUGH, GRAF, FINCH, KOLB, SALADINO, WOERNER, RAIA, BRABE-
  NEC, RA, LUPINACCI, SEPULVEDA, WALTER, OAKS, GIGLIO, GARBARINO, McKEV-
  ITT, CROUCH, LALOR, MURRAY, LAWRENCE,  PALUMBO,  HAWLEY,  FITZPATRICK,
  CASTORINA,  BLANKENBUSH,  STEC, GOODELL, DiPIETRO, RYAN, KEARNS, DILAN
  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.   BARCLAY, BUTLER,  CURRAN,  FRIEND,
  JOHNS,  LOPEZ, MALLIOTAKIS, McLAUGHLIN, MONTESANO, SCHIMMINGER -- read
  once and referred to the Committee on Correction

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation  to  the  time  in  which
  reconsideration for parole shall be determined

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph (i) of  paragraph  (a)  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:
  (i)  Except  as  provided  in  subparagraph (ii) of this paragraph, at
least one month prior to the date on which  an  inmate  may  be  paroled
pursuant  to subdivision one of section 70.40 of the penal law, a member
or members as determined by the rules  of  the  board  shall  personally
interview  such inmate and determine whether he OR SHE should be paroled
in accordance with the guidelines adopted pursuant to  subdivision  four
of  section  two  hundred fifty-nine-c of this article. If parole is not
granted upon such review, the inmate shall be informed in writing within
two weeks of such appearance of the factors and reasons for such  denial
of  parole.  Such reasons shall be given in detail and not in conclusory

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07154-01-7

Co-Sponsors

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S2997A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2350A
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §259-i, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S1483A, A1680A
2013-2014: S2486, A2774
2011-2012: S1861A, A2081A
2009-2010: S425, A1188

S2997A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "Lorraine's Law"; increases from twenty-four to sixty months, the time for which reconsideration for parole for a violent felony offense shall be determined.

S2997A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2997A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2997--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. LAVALLE, DeFRANCISCO, FUNKE, GOLDEN, LARKIN, O'MARA,
  SEWARD,  YOUNG  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to
  be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime  and  Correction
  -- reported favorably from said committee and committed to the Commit-
  tee   on  Finance  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation  to  the  time  in  which
  reconsideration  for  parole  shall  be  determined  in  the  case  of
  convictions for murder in the first  degree,  aggravated  murder,  and
  murder in the second degree, where a sentence other than death or life
  imprisonment without parole is imposed

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as  "Lorraine's
Law".
  S 2. Legislative findings and intent. This legislation is named in the
memory  of  Lorraine  Miranda  who was a native of Shirley, Long Island.
Despite being afflicted with Cerebral Palsy,  she  graduated  from  high
school,  moved  to Staten Island, New York and worked tirelessly to help
disabled children at the Port Richmond branch of United  Cerebral  Palsy
of  New  York  while attending college at night. She was engaged and was
planning her wedding. In a tragic turn, Lorraine  Miranda  was  brutally
murdered  by her fiancee on December 5, 1988. She was only 24 years old.
Her killer was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. He became eligi-
ble for parole in 2003 and has since been denied seven times.
  Currently when parole is denied, the Parole Board has  the  discretion
to  set  the date for reconsideration for parole for any date within two
years of the denial of parole. In many cases, especially those involving
heinous acts of murder in  the  first  degree,  aggravated  murder,  and
murder  in  the  second  degree,  parole  will be denied numerous times.
However, each time an inmate is  considered  for  parole,  the  victim's

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07154-03-7

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