senate Bill S2779

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to parole eligibility for felony offenders; repealer

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to codes
Jan 25, 2021 referred to codes

S2779 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §70.20 sub 2-a, amd Pen L, generally; amd §136, Cor L; amd §§220.10, 220.30, 400.27, 440.20 & 470.30, CP L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S8221, A8613
2023-2024: S1922, A854

S2779 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires that all felony offenders shall be eligible for parole after serving no more than twenty-five years of their sentence and eliminates the possibility of serving consecutive terms of imprisonment which exceed a twenty-five year sentence.

S2779 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2779 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        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 Codes
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  penal  law, the correction law and the criminal
   procedure law, in relation to parole eligibility for felony offenders;
   and to repeal subdivision 2-a of section 70.20 of the penal law relat-
   ing thereto

   Section  1.  Section 60.06 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 482
 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
 § 60.06 Authorized disposition; murder in the  first  degree  offenders;
           aggravated  murder  offenders;  certain  murder  in the second
           degree  offenders;  certain  terrorism   offenders;   criminal
           possession  of  a  chemical weapon or biological weapon offen-
           ders; criminal use of a chemical weapon or  biological  weapon
   When a defendant is convicted of murder in the first degree as defined
 in  section  125.27 of this chapter, the court shall, in accordance with
 the provisions of section 400.27 of the criminal procedure law, sentence
 the defendant to death, to life imprisonment [without parole in  accord-
 ance  with subdivision five of section 70.00 of this title,] WITH ELIGI-
 BILITY FOR PAROLE AFTER TWENTY-FIVE YEARS or to a term  of  imprisonment
 for a class A-I felony other than a sentence of life imprisonment [with-
 accordance with subdivisions one through three of section 70.00 of  this
 title.  When  a  person  is  convicted of murder in the second degree as
 defined in subdivision five of section 125.25 of this chapter or of  the
 crime  of  aggravated  murder  as  defined in subdivision one of section
 125.26 of this chapter, the court shall sentence the defendant  to  life
 imprisonment  [without  parole  in  accordance  with subdivision five of
 section 70.00 of this title] WITH ELIGIBILITY FOR PAROLE  AFTER  TWENTY-
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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