senate Bill S2429

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Provides certain immigrants with confidential consultation and assistance on potential petitions for executive clemency

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to finance
Jan 24, 2019 referred to finance

S2429 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3035
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §94-b, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A8037

S2429 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides certain immigrants with confidential consultation and assistance on potential petitions for executive clemency.

S2429 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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