senate Bill S15

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to parole eligibility for certain inmates age fifty-five

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


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Jan 06, 2021 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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S15 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3475
Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §259-c, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8581, A6354
2019-2020: S2144, A4319, A9040

S15 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to parole eligibility for certain inmates age fifty-five or older.

S15 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S15 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    15
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. HOYLMAN, BIAGGI, BRESLIN, COMRIE, GIANARIS, HARCK-
   HAM, JACKSON, KRUEGER, MAYER, MYRIE, PARKER, PERSAUD,  RAMOS,  RIVERA,
   SALAZAR,  SANDERS,  SAVINO, SEPULVEDA, SERRANO, STAVISKY -- 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 parole eligibility for
   certain inmates aged fifty-five or older
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section 259-c of the executive law is amended by adding a
 new subdivision 18 to read as follows:
   18. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER SECTION OF THE LAW, WHERE A PERSON SERV-
 ING A SENTENCE OF INCARCERATION HAS SERVED AT LEAST FIFTEEN YEARS  OF  A
 DETERMINATE  OR INDETERMINATE SENTENCE AND HAS REACHED THE AGE OF FIFTY-
 FIVE OR GREATER, THE BOARD SHALL CONDUCT  A  HEARING  PURSUANT  TO  THIS
 SECTION  AND  SECTION TWO HUNDRED FIFTY NINE-I OF THIS ARTICLE TO DETER-
 MINE WHETHER SUCH PERSON SHOULD BE RELEASED TO COMMUNITY SUPERVISION. IF
 THE BOARD DETERMINES THAT THERE IS A  REASONABLE  PROBABILITY  THAT,  IF
 SUCH PERSON IS RELEASED, HE OR SHE WILL LIVE AND REMAIN AT LIBERTY WITH-
 OUT  VIOLATING  THE  LAW AND THAT HIS OR HER RELEASE IS NOT INCOMPATIBLE
 WITH THE WELFARE OF SOCIETY, THEN THE BOARD SHALL RELEASE THE PERSON  TO
 COMMUNITY  SUPERVISION  EVEN  IF  THE  PERSON HAS NOT SERVED THE MINIMUM
 SENTENCE IMPOSED BY THE JUDGE. IF RELEASE TO  COMMUNITY  SUPERVISION  IS
 NOT GRANTED, THE INMATE SHALL BE INFORMED IN WRITING WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF
 SUCH  APPEARANCE  OF  THE  FACTORS  AND  REASONS  FOR THE DENIAL OF SUCH
 RELEASE AND THE BOARD SHALL SPECIFY A DATE  NOT  MORE  THAN  TWENTY-FOUR
 MONTHS  FROM  SUCH DETERMINATION FOR RECONSIDERATION, AND THE PROCEDURES
 TO BE FOLLOWED UPON RECONSIDERATION SHALL BE THE  SAME.  IF  RELEASE  TO
 COMMUNITY SUPERVISION IS GRANTED, THE BOARD SHALL SET RELEASE CONDITIONS
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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