Senate Bill S1410

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to testimonies in parole hearings

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

  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2019-S1410 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §259-i, Exec L; amd §440.50, CP L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S7531, A10692
2021-2022: S2663, A508
2023-2024: S4480, A2494

2019-S1410 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires that all comments and testimony made by a third party either in support or opposition in a parole hearing shall be considered when coming to a decision; adds provisions relating to confidentiality of victim statements.

2019-S1410 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2019-S1410 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 14, 2019
 Introduced  by Sens. RITCHIE, HELMING, TEDISCO -- 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 and the criminal procedure law, in
   relation to statements to the state board of parole

   Section  1.  Subparagraph  (A)  of  paragraph  (c) of subdivision 2 of
 section 259-i of the executive law, as amended by  chapter  130  of  the
 laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows:
   (A)  Discretionary  release on parole shall not be granted merely as a
 reward for  good  conduct  or  efficient  performance  of  duties  while
 confined  but  after  considering  if  there is a reasonable probability
 that, if such inmate is released, he will live  and  remain  at  liberty
 without violating the law, and that his release is not incompatible with
 the  welfare of society and will not so deprecate the seriousness of his
 crime as to undermine respect for law.  In  making  the  parole  release
 decision, the procedures adopted pursuant to subdivision four of section
 two  hundred fifty-nine-c of this article shall require that the follow-
 ing be considered: (i) the institutional record including program  goals
 and accomplishments, academic achievements, vocational education, train-
 ing  or  work  assignments,  therapy  and  interactions  with  staff and
 inmates; (ii) performance, if any,  as  a  participant  in  a  temporary
 release  program;  (iii)  release  plans  including community resources,
 employment, education and training and support services available to the
 inmate; (iv) any deportation order  issued  by  the  federal  government
 against the inmate while in the custody of the department and any recom-
 mendation  regarding deportation made by the commissioner of the depart-
 ment pursuant to section one hundred forty-seven of the correction  law;
 (v) any current or prior statement made to the board by the crime victim
 or the victim's representative, where the crime victim is deceased or is
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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