senate Bill S1415

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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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 24, 2021 advanced to third reading
Feb 23, 2021 2nd report cal.
Feb 22, 2021 1st report cal.392
Jan 12, 2021 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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Feb 22, 2021 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S1415
5
2
committee
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Aye
2
Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Feb 22, 2021

nay (2)

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S1415 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4231
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §259-i, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8346, A7546
2019-2020: S497, A4346

S1415 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S1415 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1415 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1415
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- 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 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
 temporary  release  program;  (iii)  release  plans  including community
 resources, employment,  education  and  training  and  support  services
 available  to  the  [inmate]  INCARCERATED  PERSON; (iv) any deportation
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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