Legislation that was not Passed in 2010, Will be resubmitted in 2011

BILL A40005 – Relates to eligibility of certain felony offenders for parole and medical parole Relates to eligibility of certain felony offenders for parole and medical parole; requires consecutive sentences for certain A-1 felony offenders and child sexual assault crimes.

BILL S8259 – Requires unanimous agreement by the parole board to release an inmate on parole Sponsor: GOLDEN Committee: RULES – Requires unanimous agreement by the parole board to release an inmate on parole.

BILL A10589 – Allows the governor to review decisions by the parole board Allows the governor to review decisions by the parole board to grant or deny release on parole to inmates serving a sentence of imprisonment, or the imposition of conditions of such release; allows the governor to delay the scheduled release of an inmate to parole by not more than fifteen days for the purpose of conducting such a review.

BILL S1268A – Alters the composition of the state board of parole Committee: CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION – Alters the composition of the state board of parole to include members to be appointed upon the recommendation of the four legislative leaders.

BILL A3813 – Relates to the release on medical parole of certain inmates Establishes the state board of parole shall have the power to release on medical parole any inmate who has been certified to be suffering from a significant and permanent non-terminal condition, disease or syndrome that has rendered the inmate so physically or cognitively debilitated or incapacitated as to create a reasonable probability that he or she does not present any danger to society.

BILL S1268 – Alters the composition of the state board of parole Committee: CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION – Alters the composition of the state board of parole to include members to be appointed upon the recommendation of the four legislative leaders.

BILL A1821 – Relates to a victim’s rights to parole information Committee: CODES – Relates to the rights of a crime victim; provides that if parole is granted, the reasons for granting parole must be stated in detail in writing; allows a victim access to such information and to transcripts of all interviews conducted; requires the district attorney to notify the victim of their right to be present at proceedings and to provide an oral/written statement at such proceedings; further provides the victim the opportunity to present their views to the same member of the board who conducts the interview with the inmate.

BILL S2405 – Relates to a sentence of parole Sponsor: VOLKER Committee: CODES – Relates to a sentence of parole.

BILL S66005 – Relates to eligibility of certain felony offenders for parole and medical parole Sponsor: VALESKY Committee: RULES – Relates to eligibility of certain felony offenders for parole and medical parole; requires consecutive sentences for certain A-1 felony offenders and child sexual assault crimes. Relates to eligibility of certain felony offenders for parole and medical parole; requires consecutive sentences for certain A-1 felony offenders and child sexual assault crimes.

BILL S8360 – Directs the division of parole to maintain a current list of all inmates due to appear before a parole board Committee: RULES – Directs the division of parole to maintain a current list of all inmates due to appear before a parole board on its internet homepage; directs such division to establish a means by which crime victims can register to receive notice of the date of the parole hearing of the inmate who committed the offense against such victim; directs such division to report to the governor and legislative leaders on a quarterly basis on those inmates granted parole; requires all member of the parole board to agree on the parole of an inmate convicted of a class A felony; requires notice of a parole hearing to be provided to the district attorney and the crime victim, nine months in advance of the parole hearing of an inmate; requires the crime victims fair treatment standard pamphlet to include information on registering with the division of parole to receive notice of the parole hearing of the person convicted of an offense against a crime victim.

BILL S2671 – Prohibits parole for any inmates convicted of homicide unless five members of the parole board are present at the hearing Sponsor: MORAHAN Committee: CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION – Prohibits parole for any inmates convicted of homicide unless five or more members of the parole board are present at the hearing.

BILL A3521 – Requires the members of the state board of parole, and parole hearing officers to be composed of a proportionate share of residents Requires the membership of the state board of parole, and parole hearing officers to be composed of a proportionate share of residents of each county to reflect the state’s inmate population. BILL

A10749 – Creates provisions for enhanced security at local parole offices Relates to mandatory security at all places where parolees are required to report as part of their release from detention.

BILL A10543 – Establishes additional restrictions on the parole and relocation of sex offenders Allows a municipality to reject sexual offenders, sexually violent offenders and sexual predators within such municipality if the municipality already contains a high concentration of such individuals; allows municipalities to limit the number of level two and level three sex offenders within such municipalities.

BILL A10542 – Relates to the procedure for determining whether a person shall be released on parole Establishes a three member panel chosen at random from among the members of the state board of parole shall interview and determine if inmates should be released; adds considerations to be considered in making the parole release decision.

BILL S7537 – Creates provisions for enhanced security at local parole offices Sponsor: FOLEY Committee: FINANCE – Relates to mandatory security at all places where parolees are required to report as part of their release from detention.

BILL A11051 – Relates to a sentence of parole Sponsor: Lentol Committee: CODES – Relates to a sentence of parole.

BILL S8260 – Relates to the appearance of certain law enforcement officers at parole hearings Sponsor: GOLDEN Committee: RULES – Provides for the appearance or written statement of certain law enforcement officers at parole hearings.

BILL S4133 – Requires inmates to have an acceptable residence to qualify for parole Sponsor: LAVALLE Committee: CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION – Requires inmates to have an acceptable residence to qualify for parole.

BILL A4535 – Requires active supervision of certain inmates released on parole Requires active supervision of violent felons released on parole or conditional release until such time as they achieve maximum expiration or have been discharged from supervision.

BILL A10959 – Directs the divisions of parole and probation and correctional alternatives to train their officers in substance abuse; appropriation Sponsor: Robinson Committee: CODES – Requires the director of the division of probation and the division of parole, subject to the authority of the chairman, to provide probation officers, and parole officers, respectively, with substance abuse training and education programs; provides that such training shall include, but not be limited to, identification of controlled substances; identification of the physical signs of substance abuse and use; an awareness of the impact of substance abuse and use on the family unit; and the availability of drug treatment, prevention, education services, and appropriate referrals; requires such programs to be developed in conjunction with the division of substance abuse services; appropriates $500,000 therefor.

BILL A11051 – Relates to a sentence of parole Sponsor: Lentol Committee: CODES – Relates to a sentence of parole.

BILL S8360 – Directs the division of parole to maintain a current list of all inmates due to appear before a parole board Committee: RULES – Directs the division of parole to maintain a current list of all inmates due to appear before a parole board on its internet homepage; directs such division to establish a means by which crime victims can register to receive notice of the date of the parole hearing of the inmate who committed the offense against such victim; directs such division to report to the governor and legislative leaders on a quarterly basis on those inmates granted parole; requires all member of the parole board to agree on the parole of an inmate convicted of a class A felony; requires notice of a parole hearing to be provided to the district attorney and the crime victim, nine months in advance of the parole hearing of an inmate; requires the crime victims fair treatment standard pamphlet to include information on registering with the division of parole to receive notice of the parole hearing of the person convicted of an offense against a crime victim.

BILL S8259 – Requires unanimous agreement by the parole board to release an inmate on parole Sponsor: GOLDEN Committee: RULES – Requires unanimous agreement by the parole board to release an inmate on parole.

BILL S8260 – Relates to the appearance of certain law enforcement officers at parole hearings Sponsor: GOLDEN Committee: RULES – Provides for the appearance or written statement of certain law enforcement officers at parole hearings.

BILL S728 – Provides that certain sex offenders who are released on parole or sentenced to probation may not enter public, association or free libraries Sponsor: LANZA Committee: CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION – Provides that certain sex offenders who are released on parole may not enter public, association or free libraries.

BILL S730 – Provides for family members of a crime victim and interested parties to make statements to members of the parole board Sponsor: LANZA Committee: CODES – Provides for family members of a crime victim and interested parties to make statements to members of the parole board; provides that such oral statement shall be made to the members of the state board of parole who will determine whether the defendant is released.

BILL S773 – Requires crime victims, upon request, to be notified of parole hearing of perpetrator of crime Sponsor: ALESI Committee: CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION – Requires crime victims, upon request, to be notified of parole release interview of perpetrator of crime against such victim not later than sixty days prior to such interview; notice shall identify the nature of the hearing, the location and time of hearing and inform victim that he or she shall be permitted to submit a written statement to such hearing.

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