senate Bill S5175

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Increases from twenty-four to sixty months, the time for which reconsideration for parole for a violent felony offense shall be determined

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


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Jan 05, 2022 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Feb 25, 2021 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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S5175 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5803
Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §259-i, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S425, A1188
2011-2012: S1861, A2081
2013-2014: S2486, A2774
2015-2016: S1483, A1680
2017-2018: S2997, A2350
2019-2020: S4354, A6483

S5175 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "Lorraine's Law"; increases from twenty-four to sixty months, the time for which reconsideration for parole for a violent felony offense shall be determined.

S5175 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5175 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
     S. 5175                                                  A. 5803
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                       S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. PALUMBO -- read twice and ordered print-
   ed,  and  when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the Committee on Crime
   Victims, Crime and Correction
 
 IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of  A.  THIELE,  PALMESANO,  MAGNARELLI,
   STIRPE,  WOERNER,  BRABENEC,  RA, J. M. GIGLIO, LALOR, HAWLEY, FITZPA-
   TRICK, BLANKENBUSH, GOODELL, DiPIETRO, DILAN, COLTON, JONES,  BUTTENS-
   CHON, TAGUE, GRIFFIN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BARCLAY, BYRNE,
   FRIEND, McDONOUGH, B. MILLER, M. MILLER, MONTESANO, MORINELLO, NORRIS,
   WALSH -- read once and referred to the Committee on Correction
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive law, in relation to the time in which
   reconsideration  for  parole  shall  be  determined  in  the  case  of
   convictions  for  murder  in  the first degree, aggravated murder, and
   murder in the second degree, where a sentence other than death or life
   imprisonment without parole is imposed
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  This  act  shall be known and may be cited as "Lorraine's
 Law".
   § 2. Legislative findings and intent. This legislation is named in the
 memory of Lorraine Miranda who was a native  of  Shirley,  Long  Island.
 Despite  being  afflicted  with  Cerebral Palsy, she graduated from high
 school, moved to Staten Island, New York and worked tirelessly  to  help
 disabled  children  at the Port Richmond branch of United Cerebral Palsy
 of New York while attending college at night. She was  engaged  and  was
 planning  her  wedding.  In a tragic turn, Lorraine Miranda was brutally
 murdered by her fiancee on December 5, 1988. She was only 24 years  old.
 Her killer was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. He became eligi-
 ble for parole in 2003 and has since been denied seven times.
   Currently  when  parole is denied, the Parole Board has the discretion
 to set the date for reconsideration for parole for any date  within  two

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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