senate Bill S6249

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires unanimous agreement by the parole board to release an inmate on parole

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Archive: Last 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
Apr 19, 2021 referred to crime victims, crime and correction


S6249 (ACTIVE) - Details

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:
2019-2020: S5320
2023-2024: S5315

S6249 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires unanimous agreement by the parole board to release an inmate on parole.

S6249 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6249 (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
                              April 19, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sens.  JORDAN, AKSHAR, HELMING -- 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 executive law, in relation to requiring unanimous
   agreement by the parole board to release an inmate on parole

   Section  1.  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  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. SUCH  DETERMINATION
 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  twen-
 ty-four  months  from  such  determination  for reconsideration, and the
 procedures to be followed upon reconsideration shall be the same. If the
 inmate is released, he OR SHE shall be given a copy of the conditions of
 parole. Such conditions shall where appropriate, include  a  requirement
 that the parolee comply with any restitution order, mandatory surcharge,
 sex offender registration fee and DNA databank fee previously imposed by
 a  court  of  competent  jurisdiction  that  applies to the parolee. The
 conditions shall indicate which  restitution  collection  agency  estab-
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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