Senate Bill S2423

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to parole eligibility for certain incarcerated persons age fifty-five

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


  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-S2423 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2035
Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §259-c, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8581, A6354
2019-2020: S2144, A4319, A9040
2021-2022: S15, A3475, A8855

2023-S2423 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to parole eligibility for certain incarcerated persons age fifty-five or older.

2023-S2423 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S2423 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2423
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 20, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  HOYLMAN-SIGAL,  BAILEY, BRESLIN, BRISPORT, BROUK,
   CLEARE,  COMRIE,  COONEY,  GIANARIS,   HARCKHAM,   HINCHEY,   JACKSON,
   KAVANAGH, KENNEDY, KRUEGER, LIU, MAYER, MYRIE, PARKER, PERSAUD, RAMOS,
   RIVERA,  SALAZAR,  SANDERS, SEPULVEDA, SERRANO, STAVISKY -- 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 parole eligibility for
   certain incarcerated persons aged fifty-five or older
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 259-c of the executive law is amended by adding two
 new subdivisions 18 and 19 to read as follows:
   18. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER SECTION OF LAW, WHERE A PERSON SERVING A
 SENTENCE  OF  INCARCERATION  HAS  SERVED AT LEAST FIFTEEN YEARS OF THEIR
 SENTENCE OR SENTENCES AND HAS REACHED THE AGE OF FIFTY-FIVE OR  GREATER,
 CONDUCT  AN  INTERVIEW  WITHIN  SIXTY  DAYS  OF THE DATE OF THE PERSON'S
 FIFTY-FIFTH BIRTHDAY OR THE LAST DAY OF  THE  FIFTEENTH  YEAR  OF  THEIR
 SENTENCE,  WHICHEVER  IS  LATER,  PURSUANT TO SECTION TWO HUNDRED FIFTY-
 NINE-I OF THIS ARTICLE  TO  DETERMINE  WHETHER  SUCH  PERSON  SHOULD  BE
 RELEASED  TO COMMUNITY SUPERVISION. IF THE BOARD DETERMINES THAT RELEASE
 IS  APPROPRIATE  PURSUANT  TO  THE  TERMS    OF  SECTION   TWO   HUNDRED
 FIFTY-NINE-I OF THIS ARTICLE, THEN THE BOARD SHALL RELEASE THE PERSON TO
 COMMUNITY  SUPERVISION.    IF  RELEASE  TO  COMMUNITY SUPERVISION IS NOT
 GRANTED, THE PERSON SHALL BE INFORMED IN WRITING  WITHIN  TWO  WEEKS  OF
 SUCH  APPEARANCE  OF  THE  FACTORS  AND  REASONS  FOR THE DENIAL OF SUCH
 RELEASE AND THE BOARD SHALL SPECIFY A DATE  NOT  MORE  THAN  TWENTY-FOUR
 MONTHS  FROM  SUCH DETERMINATION FOR RECONSIDERATION, AND THE PROCEDURES
 TO BE FOLLOWED UPON RECONSIDERATION SHALL BE THE  SAME.  IF  RELEASE  TO
 COMMUNITY SUPERVISION IS GRANTED, THE BOARD SHALL SET RELEASE CONDITIONS
 AND  THE  PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL OTHERWISE APPLY AS THOUGH THE
 PERSON WAS RELEASED AFTER THE COMPLETION OF HIS OR HER MINIMUM SENTENCE.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02069-01-3
              

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Anonymous
6 months ago

I would like to know where these numbers come from. NYS is one of the most populous states yet we rank around 10-11 for incarceration.

I wonder WHICH crimes would be considered under this law. What will the victim receive? They get a “life” sentence, no mater how you justify this ruling. Many 55 year olds are quite healthy and still able to create considerable damage.

No, I oppose this ruling.

Valerie_Trotta
6 months ago

This is ridiculous, why even give a person a life sentence? It is an absolute slap in the face to their victims and families and loved ones to even consider an age limit of incarceration. Those victims are permanently serving a life sentence of what the criminal has imposed.

Brian_Phillips_3
6 months ago

I oppose this bill, this is absurd considering the rate of crime in this state.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Please do not pass this Bill. NY, Rochester specifically, is already feeling the effects of other laws passed that do not punish criminals. Appearance tickets...ridiculous. Car thefts, murders, assults...this city is out of control. Now you want to allow the most dangerous criminals a chance at parole just because of age and time served? Mr. Cooney you are very out of touch with the people you represent if you think this is what your constituents want.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Please we can not have this bill passed. A family member was beaten raped then strangled left naked to die in an alley in the cold of February 1995. Her murder lived his life for 15 years until a DNA match in 2008 surfaced. He was successfully convicted and given a life sentence. This man should not be released. Can not believe any one would want to support this bill and give a cold blooded murderer a chance at getting an early parole possibility . New York State we must do better!!!!

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