senate Bill S8682

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee


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May 10, 2018 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

S8682 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §259-b, Exec L

S8682 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the racial and ethnic makeup of the board of parole; requires the ethnic and racial makeup of the board to resemble the racial and ethnic makeup of the state's prison population.

S8682 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8682 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8682

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and
  Correction

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the racial and  ethnic
  makeup of the board of parole

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 259-b of  the  executive  law,  as
amended by section 38-a of subpart A of part C of chapter 62 of the laws
of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  1.  There  shall  be  in  the department a state board of parole which
shall possess the powers and duties  hereinafter  specified.  The  board
shall  function  independently  of  the  department regarding all of its
decision-making functions, as well as any other powers and duties speci-
fied in this article, provided, however, that administrative matters  of
general  applicability  within the department shall be applicable to the
board. Such board shall  consist  of  not  more  than  nineteen  members
appointed  by  the  governor  with the advice and consent of the senate.
PROVIDED, HOWEVER, BEGINNING AUGUST FIRST, TWO  THOUSAND  NINETEEN,  THE
NUMBER  OF  MEMBERS  APPOINTED  SHALL  BE AT LEAST NINETEEN. The term of
office of each member of such board shall be for  six  years;  provided,
however,  that  any  member chosen to fill a vacancy occurring otherwise
than by expiration of term shall be appointed for the remainder  of  the
unexpired  term of the member whom he is to succeed. In the event of the
inability to act of any member, the governor may appoint some  competent
informed person to act in his stead during the continuance of such disa-
bility.    PROVIDED, FURTHER, THAT ALL NEW APPOINTMENTS SHALL BE MADE SO
THAT THE RACIAL AND ETHNIC MAKEUP OF SUCH BOARD RESEMBLES THE RACIAL AND
ETHNIC MAKEUP OF THE STATE'S PRISON POPULATION.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09883-04-8

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