Bill Text: NY S04953 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires that annual reports include the voting rates for parole commissioners for persons appearing before them for release.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-20 - COMMITTED TO RULES [S04953 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04953-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                      April 2, 2019
        Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and
        AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to reporting voting rates
          for parole commissioners
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  13 of section 259-c of the executive law, as
     2  amended by chapter 292 of the laws  of  2018,  is  amended  to  read  as
     3  follows:
     4    13. transmit a report of the work of the state board of parole for the
     5  preceding  calendar  year  to the governor and the legislature annually.
     6  Such report shall include statistical information  regarding  the  demo-
     7  graphics of persons granted release and considered for release to commu-
     8  nity  supervision  or  deportation,  including  but  not limited to age,
     9  gender, race, ethnicity, region of commitment and other relevant catego-
    10  ries of classification and commitment, and the rate at which each parole
    11  commissioner votes to release persons appearing before the board;
    12    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.