senate Bill S3716

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the state board of parole membership, interviews with inmates, and determination of parole

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Jan 30, 2021 referred to crime victims, crime and correction


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S3716 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§259-b & 259-i, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S9017, A11068
2023-2024: S1412, A5225

S3716 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows for the removal of members of the state board of parole by a majority vote in the senate and the assembly, requires three or more members of such board personally interview potential parolees; requires that the determination to parole an inmate be unanimous.

S3716 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3716 (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 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
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the executive law, in relation to the state board of
   parole membership,  interviews  with  inmates,  and  determination  of

   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
   §  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.
 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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