Senate Bill S1745

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to third party statements to the parole board

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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-S1745 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §259-i, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2021-2022: S2261
2023-2024: S189

2019-S1745 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that any person interested in the grant or denial of discretionary release shall have the right to submit a written statement of views in support of or in opposition to the granting of discretionary release which the parole board may consider.

2019-S1745 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2019-S1745 (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 16, 2019
 Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims,  Crime  and
 AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to third party statements
   to the parole board
   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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