senate Bill S2782

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing emergency release protocols during a time of crisis

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


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Jan 25, 2021 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

S2782 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §807, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8244

S2782 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to establishing emergency release protocols during a time of crisis including during a state disaster emergency which places the lives, health or well-being of people in custody at risk.

S2782 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2782 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2782
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- 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 establishing emergen-
   cy release protocols during a time of crisis

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The correction law is amended by adding a new section 807
 to read as follows:
   § 807. EMERGENCY RELEASE DURING A TIME OF CRISIS. 1.  DURING  A  STATE
 DISASTER  EMERGENCY,  AS  DEFINED IN ARTICLE TWO-B OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW,
 WHICH PLACES THE LIVES, HEALTH OR WELL-BEING OF  PEOPLE  IN  CUSTODY  AT
 RISK,  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO RELEASE TO COMMUNITY
 SUPERVISION ANY PERSON IN CUSTODY WHO:
   (A) IS WITHIN TWO YEARS OF THEIR EARLIEST RELEASE DATE, HAS A  REASON-
 ABLY STABLE LIVING SITUATION UPON RELEASE, DOES NOT POSE AN UNREASONABLE
 PUBLIC SAFETY RISK AND APPEARS TO BE REHABILITATED, IS IMMUNOCOMPROMISED
 OR  HAS  A DISABILITY AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION TWENTY-
 ONE OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED NINETY-TWO OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW;
   (B) IS A PREGNANT WOMAN  OR  A  WOMAN  PARTICIPATING  IN  THE  NURSERY
 PROGRAM  AT  A  CORRECTIONAL  FACILITY WHO DOES NOT POSE AN UNREASONABLE
 PUBLIC SAFETY RISK AND HAS A REASONABLY  STABLE  LIVING  SITUATION  UPON
 RELEASE; OR
   (C) IS A PERSON OVER THE AGE OF FIFTY-FIVE THAT HAS COMPLETED AT LEAST
 ONE  HALF OF THEIR TERM OR MINIMUM TERM OF SENTENCE WHO HAS A REASONABLY
 STABLE LIVING SITUATION UPON RELEASE AND DOES NOT POSE  AN  UNREASONABLE
 PUBLIC SAFETY RISK.
   2.  ANY  INDIVIDUAL RELEASED UNDER THESE EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL
 REMAIN UNDER COMMUNITY SUPERVISION, UNLESS SUCH SUPERVISION  IS  REVOKED
 PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED FIFTY-NINE-I OF THE
 EXECUTIVE  LAW,  FOR  THE REMAINDER OF THEIR SENTENCE OR UNTIL SUCH TIME
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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