Bill S3537B-2011

Prohibits parole for any inmates convicted of homicide unless five or at least thirty percent of the members of the parole board are present at the hearing

Prohibits parole for any inmates convicted of homicide unless five or at least thirty percent of the members of the parole board are present at the hearing.

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  • May 10, 2012: PRINT NUMBER 3537B
  • May 10, 2012: AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • Apr 18, 2012: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 5, 2012: PRINT NUMBER 3537A
  • Jan 5, 2012: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • Jun 24, 2011: COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jun 1, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 25, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 24, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.853
  • Mar 8, 2011: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Feb 24, 2011: REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3537B

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to prohibiting parole for any inmates convicted of homicide unless five or at least thirty percent of the members of the parole board serving at the time, whiever is less, are present at the hearing

PURPOSE: To prohibit parole for any inmates convicted of homicide unless five or more members of the Parole Board are present at the hearing.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends section 259-c of the Executive law to prohibit parole for any inmates convicted of homicide unless five or more members of the parole Board are present at the hearing.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill is designed to ensure that adequate review is made of a prisoner's request for parole.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009-10: S.2671 Referred to Crime victims, Crime and Correction 2008-07: S.745 Referred to Crime victims, Crime and Correction 2006-05: S.2384 Passed Senate 2004: S.5826 Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately, with provisions.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3537--B 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 24, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction -- recommitted to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee -- reported favorably from said committee and committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit- tee AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to prohibiting parole for any inmates convicted of homicide unless five or at least thirty percent of the members of the parole board serving at the time, which- ever is less, are present at the hearing THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 259-c of the executive law, as amended by section 38-b of subpart A of part C of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: 1. have the power and duty of determining which inmates serving an indeterminate or determinate sentence of imprisonment may be released on parole, or on medical parole pursuant to section two hundred fifty-nine-r or section two hundred fifty-nine-s of this article, and when and under what conditions; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT PAROLE SHALL NOT BE GRANTED FOR ANY HOMICIDE OFFENSES AS DEFINED IN ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE OF THE PENAL LAW UNLESS FIVE OR AT LEAST THIRTY PERCENT OF THE MEMBERS SERVING AT THE TIME, WHICHEVER IS LESS, ARE PRESENT AT SUCH HEARING; S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 259-c of the executive law, as amended by chapter 55 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows: 1. have the power and duty of determining which inmates serving an indeterminate sentence of imprisonment may be released on parole, or on
medical parole pursuant to section two hundred fifty-nine-r of this article, and when and under what conditions; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT PAROLE SHALL NOT BE GRANTED FOR ANY HOMICIDE OFFENSES AS DEFINED IN ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE OF THE PENAL LAW UNLESS FIVE OR AT LEAST THIRTY PERCENT OF THE MEMBERS SERVING AT THE TIME, WHICHEVER IS LESS, ARE PRESENT AT SUCH HEARING; S 3. This act shall take effect immediately, provided, however, that: the amendments to subdivision 1 of section 259-c of the executive law, made by section one of this act, shall be subject to the expiration and reversion of such subdivision pursuant to subdivision d of section 74 of chapter 3 of the laws of 1995, as amended, when upon such date the provisions of section two of this act shall take effect.

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