senate Bill S7426

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Ends the imposition of a sentence of life without parole or death; repealer

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to codes
Oct 08, 2021 referred to rules

S7426 (ACTIVE) - Details

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Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§60.05, 70.00 & 70.80, rpld §60.06, §70.00 sub 5, §70.20 sub 2-a, §490.25 sub 2 ¶(d), §490.28 cl ¶, Pen L; amd §§113 & 136, rpld §130, Art 22-B, Cor L; rpld §§250.40, 270.16, 270.55, 400.27, 450.70 & 450.80, §270.30 sub 2, §450.20 sub 10, §630.20 sub 4, amd CP L, generally; rpld §707, County L; rpld §§63-d & 837-l, Exec L; rpld §§35-b & 211-a, Judy L; amd §24-355, NYC Ad Cd

S7426 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Ends the imposition of a sentence of life without parole and the death penalty.

S7426 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7426 (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
                              October 8, 2021
 Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 AN  ACT  to amend the penal law, the correction law, the criminal proce-
   dure law, and the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
   relation to ending the imposition of a sentence of life without parole
   or  death;  and  to  repeal  certain  provisions of the penal law, the
   correction law, the criminal procedure law, the county law, the execu-
   tive law, and the judiciary law, relating thereto
   Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 60.05 of the penal law, as amended
 by chapter 738 of the laws of 2004, is amended to read as follows:
   2.  Class  A felony. Except as provided in subdivisions three and four
 of section 70.06 of this chapter, every person convicted of  a  class  A
 felony  must  be  sentenced  to  imprisonment in accordance with section
 70.00 of this title[, unless such person is convicted of murder  in  the
 first  degree  and is sentenced in accordance with section 60.06 of this
   § 2. Section 60.06 of the penal law is REPEALED.
   § 3. Subparagraph (i) of paragraph (a) of  subdivision  3  of  section
 70.00  of  the penal law, as amended by chapter 107 of the laws of 2006,
 is amended to read as follows:
   (i) For a class A-I felony, such minimum period shall not be less than
 fifteen years nor more than twenty-five years; provided,  however,  that
 (A)  where  a sentence, other than a sentence of death or life imprison-
 ment [without parole], is imposed upon a defendant convicted  of  murder
 in  the  first  degree as defined in section 125.27 of this chapter such
 minimum period shall be not less than twenty years nor more  than  twen-
 ty-five  years,  and,  (B)  where a sentence is imposed upon a defendant
 convicted of murder in the second degree as defined in subdivision  five
 of  section  125.25 of this chapter or convicted of aggravated murder as
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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