senate Bill S2920

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Expands prison work release program eligibility and participation

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

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Jan 25, 2023 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

S2920 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
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
2021-2022: S4835

S2920 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Expands prison work release program eligibility and participation.

S2920 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2920 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 25, 2023
 Introduced  by  Sen.  CLEARE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims,  Crime  and
 AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to expanding prison work
   release program eligibility and participation

   Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 851  of  the  correction  law,  as
 amended by section 228 of chapter 322 of the laws of 2021, is amended to
 read as follows:
   2.  "Eligible  incarcerated individual" 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 paragraphs (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 partic-
 ipate  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 determi-
 nate  sentence,  including  any  jail  time  credited  pursuant  to  the
 provisions  of article seventy of the penal law, shall be at least eigh-
 teen months. In the case of a person serving an  indeterminate  sentence
 of  imprisonment  imposed  pursuant  to  the  penal  law in effect after
 September one, nineteen hundred sixty-seven, for the  purposes  of  this
 article  parole  eligibility shall be upon the expiration of the minimum
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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