senate Bill S7633A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to including credits earned from a higher education institution as a condition on which the merit board may grant merit time

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 18, 2020 advanced to third reading
Mar 11, 2020 2nd report cal.
Mar 10, 2020 1st report cal.587
Mar 06, 2020 print number 7633a
Mar 06, 2020 amend and recommit to crime victims, crime and correction
Feb 03, 2020 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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Mar 10, 2020 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S7633A
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Mar 10, 2020

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S7633 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9543
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §803, Cor L

S7633 - Summary

Includes earning at least eighteen credits from a program registered by the state education department from a degree-granting higher education institution as a condition on which the merit board may grant merit time.

S7633 - Sponsor Memo

S7633 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7633
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 3, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MYRIE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims,  Crime  and
   Correction
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the correction law, in relation to including credits
   earned from a higher education institution as a condition on which the
   merit board may grant merit time

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subparagraph  (iv)  of  paragraph (d) of subdivision 1 of
 section 803 of the correction law, as added by section 7 of chapter  738
 of the laws of 2004, is amended to read as follows:
   (iv)  Such merit time allowance may be granted when an inmate success-
 fully participates in the work and treatment program  assigned  pursuant
 to  section  eight  hundred  five  of  this article and when such inmate
 obtains a general equivalency diploma, an alcohol  and  substance  abuse
 treatment certificate, a vocational trade certificate following at least
 six  months  of  vocational  programming, AT LEAST EIGHTEEN CREDITS IN A
 DEGREE-GRANTING PROGRAM AT AN ACCREDITED HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION or
 performs at least four hundred hours of service as part of  a  community
 work crew.
   Such  allowance shall be withheld for any serious disciplinary infrac-
 tion or upon a judicial determination that the person, while an  inmate,
 commenced  or  continued  a  civil  action, proceeding or claim that was
 found to be frivolous as defined in subdivision  (c)  of  section  eight
 thousand  three  hundred three-a of the civil practice law and rules, or
 an order of a federal court pursuant to rule 11 of the federal rules  of
 civil  procedure  imposing sanctions in an action commenced by a person,
 while an inmate, against a state agency, officer or employee.
   § 2. Subparagraph (iv) of paragraph (d) of subdivision  1  of  section
 803  of  the  correction law, as added by section 10-a of chapter 738 of
 the laws of 2004, is amended to read as follows:
   (iv) Such merit time allowance may be granted when an inmate  success-
 fully  participates  in the work and treatment program assigned pursuant
 to section eight hundred five of  this  article  and  when  such  inmate
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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S7633A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9543
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §803, Cor L

S7633A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Includes earning at least eighteen credits from a program registered by the state education department from a degree-granting higher education institution as a condition on which the merit board may grant merit time.

S7633A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7633A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7633--A
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 3, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MYRIE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims,  Crime  and
   Correction -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the correction law, in relation to including credits
   earned from a higher education institution as a condition on which the
   merit board may grant merit time
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subparagraph  (iv)  of  paragraph (d) of subdivision 1 of
 section 803 of the correction law, as added by section 7 of chapter  738
 of the laws of 2004, is amended to read as follows:
   (iv)  Such merit time allowance may be granted when an inmate success-
 fully participates in the work and treatment program  assigned  pursuant
 to  section  eight  hundred  five  of  this article and when such inmate
 obtains a general equivalency diploma, an alcohol  and  substance  abuse
 treatment certificate, a vocational trade certificate following at least
 six  months  of  vocational  programming, AT LEAST EIGHTEEN CREDITS IN A
 PROGRAM REGISTERED BY THE STATE  EDUCATION  DEPARTMENT  FROM  A  DEGREE-
 GRANTING  HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION or performs at least four hundred
 hours of service as part of a community work crew.
   Such allowance shall be withheld for any serious disciplinary  infrac-
 tion  or upon a judicial determination that the person, while an inmate,
 commenced or continued a civil action,  proceeding  or  claim  that  was
 found  to  be  frivolous  as defined in subdivision (c) of section eight
 thousand three hundred three-a of the civil practice law and  rules,  or
 an  order of a federal court pursuant to rule 11 of the federal rules of
 civil procedure imposing sanctions in an action commenced by  a  person,
 while an inmate, against a state agency, officer or employee.
   §  2.  Subparagraph  (iv) of paragraph (d) of subdivision 1 of section
 803 of the correction law, as added by section 10-a of  chapter  738  of
 the laws of 2004, is amended to read as follows:
   (iv)  Such merit time allowance may be granted when an inmate success-
 fully participates in the work and treatment program  assigned  pursuant
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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