senate Bill S2261

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to third party statements to the parole board

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Jan 20, 2021 referred to crime victims, crime and correction


S2261 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §259-i, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:

S2261 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that any person interested in the grant or denial of discretionary release shall have the right to submit a written statement of views in support of or in opposition to the granting of discretionary release which the parole board may consider.

S2261 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2261 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 20, 2021
 Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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 third party statements
   to the parole board
   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 OR SHE will live and remain at
 liberty without violating the law, and that his OR HER  release  is  not
 incompatible  with  the welfare of society and will not so deprecate the
 seriousness of his OR HER crime as to  undermine  respect  for  law.  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  achieve-
 ments,  vocational  education, training or work assignments, therapy and
 interactions with staff and inmates; (ii)  performance,  if  any,  as  a
 participant  in a temporary release program; (iii) release plans includ-
 ing community resources, employment, education and training and  support
 services  available  to the inmate; (iv) any deportation order issued by
 the federal government against the inmate while in the  custody  of  the
 department  and  any  recommendation  regarding  deportation made by the
 commissioner of the department pursuant to section  one  hundred  forty-
 seven  of the correction law; (v) any current or prior statement made to
 the board by the crime victim or the victim's representative, where  the
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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