senate Bill S4835

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Expands prison work release program eligibility and participation

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 27, 2021 reported and committed to finance
Feb 16, 2021 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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Apr 27, 2021 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S4835
4
2
committee
4
Aye
2
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Apr 27, 2021

nay (2)
aye wr (1)

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S4835 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §851, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5920
2013-2014: S1415
2015-2016: S1014
2017-2018: S4445
2019-2020: S806

S4835 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to expanding prison work release program eligibility and participation.

S4835 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4835 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4835
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BIAGGI -- 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 correction law, in relation to expanding prison work
   release program eligibility and participation

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 851  of  the  correction  law,  as
 amended  by  chapter  60  of  the laws of 1994, the opening paragraph as
 amended by chapter 320 of the laws of 2006,  the  closing  paragraph  as
 amended  by  section 42 of subpart B of part C of chapter 62 of the laws
 of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
   2. "Eligible inmate" means: a person confined in an institution who is
 eligible for release on parole or who will become eligible  for  release
 on  parole  or  conditional  release within [two] THREE years. Provided,
 however, that a person under sentence for an offense  defined  in  para-
 graphs (a) and (b) of subdivision one of section 70.02 of the penal law,
 where such offense involved the use or threatened use of a deadly weapon
 or  dangerous  instrument shall not be eligible to participate in a work
 release program until he or she is eligible for release on parole or who
 will be eligible for release on parole  or  conditional  release  within
 [eighteen]  THIRTY  months.  Provided,  further,  however, that a person
 under a determinate sentence as a second  felony  drug  offender  for  a
 class  B  felony  offense  defined  in article two hundred twenty of the
 penal law, who was sentenced pursuant to  section  70.70  of  such  law,
 shall  not  be  eligible  to  participate in a temporary release program
 until the time served under imprisonment  for  his  or  her  determinate
 sentence, including any jail time credited pursuant to the provisions of
 article  seventy of the penal law, shall be at least eighteen months. In
 the case of a person serving an indeterminate sentence  of  imprisonment
 imposed  pursuant  to the penal law in effect after September one, nine-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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