senate Bill S5320

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires unanimous agreement by the parole board to release an inmate on parole

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

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Apr 25, 2019 referred to crime victims, crime and correction


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S5320 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §259-i, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:

S5320 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires unanimous agreement by the parole board to release an inmate on parole.

S5320 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5320 (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

                             April 25, 2019

Introduced by Sen. ANTONACCI -- 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  requiring  unanimous
  agreement by the parole board to release an inmate on parole


  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. SUCH DETERMINATION
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 terms. The board shall specify a date not more than twen-
ty-four months from such  determination  for  reconsideration,  and  the
procedures to be followed upon reconsideration shall be the same. If the
inmate is released, he OR SHE shall be given a copy of the conditions of
parole.  Such  conditions shall where appropriate, include a requirement
that the parolee comply with any restitution order, mandatory surcharge,
sex offender registration fee and DNA databank fee previously imposed by
a court of competent jurisdiction  that  applies  to  the  parolee.  The
conditions  shall  indicate  which  restitution collection agency estab-

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


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