assembly Bill A4231

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to findings of the state board of parole necessary for discretionary release of incarcerated persons on parole

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Feb 01, 2021 referred to correction

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A4231 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1415
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §259-i, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A7546, S8346
2019-2020: A4346, S497

A4231 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to findings of the state board of parole necessary for discretionary release of incarcerated persons on parole.

A4231 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   4231
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 1, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  WEPRIN,  GOTTFRIED, EPSTEIN, LAVINE, TAYLOR,
   DE LA ROSA, D. ROSENTHAL,  SIMON,  HEVESI,  FERNANDEZ,  CARROLL,  KIM,
   AUBRY,  COOK,  PERRY, O'DONNELL, BARRON, REYES, L. ROSENTHAL, PRETLOW,
   WALKER, SEAWRIGHT, QUART,  FAHY,  HUNTER,  CRUZ,  PICHARDO,  ABINANTI,
   DICKENS,  FRONTUS  --  read  once  and  referred  to  the Committee on
   Correction
 
 AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to findings of the  state
   board  of  parole  necessary for discretionary release of incarcerated
   persons on parole
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subparagraph  (A)  of  paragraph  (c) of subdivision 2 of
 section 259-i of the executive law, as amended by  chapter  130  of  the
 laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows:
   (A)  Discretionary release on parole shall [not] be granted [merely as
 a reward for good conduct  or  efficient  performance  of  duties  while
 confined  but  after  considering  if  there is a reasonable probability
 that, if such inmate is released, he will live  and  remain  at  liberty
 without violating the law, and that his release is not incompatible with
 the  welfare of society and will not so deprecate the seriousness of his
 crime as to undermine  respect  for  law]  TO  ANY  INCARCERATED  PERSON
 APPEARING BEFORE THE BOARD WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR RELEASE ON PAROLE, UNLESS
 THE  PAROLE CASE RECORD DEMONSTRATES THERE IS A CURRENT AND UNREASONABLE
 RISK THE PERSON WILL VIOLATE THE LAW IF RELEASED AND SUCH RISK CANNOT BE
 MITIGATED BY PAROLE SUPERVISION. In making the parole release  decision,
 the  procedures  adopted  pursuant  to  subdivision  four of section two
 hundred fifty-nine-c of this article shall require that the following be
 considered: (i) the institutional record  including  program  goals  and
 accomplishments,  academic  achievements, vocational education, training
 or work assignments, therapy and interactions with staff  and  [inmates]
 INCARCERATED  PERSONS;  (ii)  performance, if any, as a participant in a
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.