senate Bill S4354

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Increases from twenty-four to sixty months, the time for which reconsideration for parole for a violent felony offense shall be determined

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


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Jan 08, 2020 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Mar 08, 2019 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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S4354 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6483
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:
2009-2010: S425, A1188
2011-2012: S1861, A2081
2013-2014: S2486, A2774
2015-2016: S1483, A1680
2017-2018: S2997, A2350
2021-2022: S5175, A5803

S4354 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "Lorraine's Law"; increases from twenty-four to sixty months, the time for which reconsideration for parole for a violent felony offense shall be determined.

S4354 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4354 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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    S. 4354                                                  A. 6483

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                              March 8, 2019
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by  Sens.  LAVALLE,  FUNKE, HELMING, O'MARA,
  RANZENHOFER, SEWARD, TEDISCO, YOUNG -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Crime  Victims,
  Crime and Correction

IN  ASSEMBLY  --  Introduced  by M. of A. THIELE, PALMESANO, MAGNARELLI,
  STIRPE, FINCH, KOLB, WOERNER, RAIA, BRABENEC, RA,  GIGLIO,  GARBARINO,
  CROUCH,  LALOR,  LAWRENCE,  PALUMBO, HAWLEY, FITZPATRICK, BLANKENBUSH,
  STEC, GOODELL, DiPIETRO, RYAN, DILAN, COLTON, JONES -- Multi-Sponsored
  by -- M. of A. BARCLAY, BYRNE, FRIEND, JOHNS, MALLIOTAKIS,  McDONOUGH,
  B. MILLER,  M. L. MILLER,  MONTESANO,  MORINELLO, NORRIS, SCHIMMINGER,
  WALSH -- read once and referred to the Committee on Correction

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation  to  the  time  in  which
  reconsideration  for  parole  shall  be  determined  in  the  case  of
  convictions for murder in the first  degree,  aggravated  murder,  and
  murder in the second degree, where a sentence other than death or life
  imprisonment without parole is imposed

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as  "Lorraine's
Law".
  § 2. Legislative findings and intent. This legislation is named in the
memory  of  Lorraine  Miranda  who was a native of Shirley, Long Island.
Despite being afflicted with Cerebral Palsy,  she  graduated  from  high
school,  moved  to Staten Island, New York and worked tirelessly to help
disabled children at the Port Richmond branch of United  Cerebral  Palsy
of  New  York  while attending college at night. She was engaged and was
planning her wedding. In a tragic turn, Lorraine  Miranda  was  brutally
murdered  by her fiancee on December 5, 1988. She was only 24 years old.
Her killer was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. He became eligi-
ble for parole in 2003 and has since been denied seven times.

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

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