|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
|Jan 20, 2021||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
senate Bill S2261
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2261 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2261 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2261 SPONSOR: GALLIVAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to third party statements to the parole board PURPOSE OF THE BILL: To amend section 259-i of the Executive Law regarding the submission of written statements by the public. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends Executive Law § 259-1(2)(c)(A) to explicitly codify the public's right to submit written statements regarding release determi- nations. JUSTIFICATION:
S2261 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2261 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 Correction AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to third party statements to the parole board 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 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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