Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||
referred to finance
|Jan 24, 2019||
referred to finance
Senate Bill S2429
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S2429 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S2429 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2429 SPONSOR: KAPLAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to providing certain immigrants with confidential consultation and assistance on potential petitions for executive clemency PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To provide confidential advice and assistance regarding executive clem- ency in order to help prevent unjust deportation of immigrants residing in New York who have prior convictions involving petty crimes and other non-violent, less serious offenses. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Bill § 1 adds a new paragraph (n) to subdivision 5 of Executive Law § 94-b to make it a power and responsibility of the Office for New Ameri- cans (ONA) to provide or arrange for confidential consultations with an
2019-S2429 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2429 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 24, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to providing certain immigrants with confidential consultation and assistance on potential petitions for executive clemency THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraphs (m) and (n) of subdivision 5 of section 94-b of the executive law, as added by chapter 206 of the laws of 2014, are amended to read as follows: (m) Encourage and assist local governments in the development of activities to enhance civic engagement among immigrants and in immigrant communities; [and] (n) PROVIDE OR ARRANGE FOR CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION WITH AN IMMIGRANT WHO HAS A PRIOR CONVICTION FOR ONE OR MORE OFFENSES OR CRIMES, OTHER THAN VIOLENT CRIMES OR OTHER CRIMES OF A SERIOUS NATURE THAT MIGHT JUSTIFY DEPORTATION OF SUCH INDIVIDUAL, ON THE POTENTIAL AVAILABILITY OF EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY PURSUANT TO ARTICLE TWO-A OF THIS CHAPTER, AND PROVIDE OR ARRANGE FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THE FILING OF PETITIONS THEREFOR; AND (O) Beginning in two thousand fifteen, by June fifteenth of each year, produce a report to the governor, the speaker of the assembly, and the temporary president of the senate describing the activities of the office, including but not limited to, summarizing calls received through the hotline and website, information on ESOL training services provided by the office, the number of immigrants assisted through the opportunity centers, or an estimation thereof, the status of any workforce develop- ment programs, and any other relevant information. § 2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, unless disclosure is required by lawful court order, no personally-identifiable information obtained by the Office for New Americans or any agent thereof for the EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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