|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
|Jan 30, 2021||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
senate Bill S3716
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
S3716 (ACTIVE) - Details
S3716 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3716 SPONSOR: ORTT TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to the state board of parole membership, interviews with inmates, and determination of parole TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to the state board of parole membership, interviews with inmates, and determination of parole PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill allows members of the New York State Parole Board to be removed by a majority vote of the Senate and the Assembly in addition to removal by the Governor and removes cause language. This bill also requires a minimum of three members to interview inmates seeking parole and require a unanimous vote of the 3 members for each determination on parole.
S3716 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3716 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 30, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ORTT -- 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 the state board of parole membership, interviews with inmates, and determination of parole THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 6 of section 259-b of the executive law, as amended by section 38-a of subpart A of part C of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: 6. Any member of the board may be removed by the governor [for cause after an opportunity to be heard] OR BY A MAJORITY VOTE IN THE SENATE AND THE ASSEMBLY. § 2. Subparagraph (i) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 259-i of the executive law, as amended by section 38-f-1 of subpart A of part C of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: (i) Except as provided in subparagraph (ii) of this paragraph, at least one month prior to the date on which an inmate may be paroled pursuant to subdivision one of section 70.40 of the penal law, a [member or] MINIMUM OF THREE OR MORE members as determined by the rules of the board shall personally interview such inmate and determine whether he OR SHE should be paroled in accordance with the guidelines adopted pursuant to subdivision four of section two hundred fifty-nine-c of this article. SUCH DETERMINATION TO PAROLE SUCH INMATE SHALL BE UNANIMOUS BY AGREEMENT OF THE BOARD. If parole is not granted upon such review, the inmate shall be informed in writing within two weeks of such appearance of the factors and reasons for such denial of parole. Such reasons shall be given in detail and not in conclusory terms. The board shall specify a date not more than twenty-four months from such determination for recon- sideration, and the procedures to be followed upon reconsideration shall EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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