|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 25, 2021||referred to codes|
senate Bill S2779
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2779 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2779 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2779 SPONSOR: SEPULVEDA TITLE OF BILL: 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 relating thereto PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To establish parole eligibility after a maximum of 25 years of incarcer- ation. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Sections 1-20 are amended to establish mandatory parole eligibility after a maximum of 25 years of incarceration. A number of sub-sections of the penal code are amended. These sections include:
S2779 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2779 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 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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 offenders. 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- out parole] WITH ELIGIBILITY FOR PAROLE AFTER TWENTY-FIVE YEARS, in 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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