A07717 Summary:

BILL NOA07717
 
SAME ASSAME AS S07444
 
SPONSORWeprin
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §851, Cor L
 
Provides that for the purposes of educational leave, an eligible inmate shall include an inmate who is within two years of being an eligible inmate.
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A07717 Actions:

BILL NOA07717
 
05/20/2021referred to correction
05/26/2021reported referred to ways and means
01/05/2022referred to ways and means
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A07717 Committee Votes:

CORRECTION Chair:Weprin DATE:05/26/2021AYE/NAY:10/3 Action: Favorable refer to committee Ways and Means
WeprinAyeGiglioNay
ColtonAyePalmesanoNay
RozicAyeWalczykNay
DavilaAye
WalkerAye
De La RosaAye
QuartAye
BurgosAye
BurdickAye
KellesAye

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A07717 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A07717 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A7717
 
SPONSOR: Weprin
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to educational leave for eligible inmates   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends subdivision 7 of section 851 of the correction law, to provide that, with respect to temporary educational release, "eligible inmate" shall include an inmate who is within two years of eligibility for work release. Section 2 provides the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Under current New York State law, eligible individuals have to be within two years of release eligibility to qualify for temporary educational release. This legislation would allow certain incarcerated individuals, who will otherwise be eligible for work release, the opportunity to be eligible for educational release up to four years from their potential release dates. Research has shown that reduced rates of recidivism and increased employment opportunities are among the benefits of educational programs. Those who participate in prison education programs are much less likely to be re-incarcerated in the years following their release than individ- uals who do not. This legislation would allow more individuals to become eligible to participate in educational and vocational training programs by expanding release eligibility opportunities.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately after becoming law.
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A07717 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          7717
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      May 20, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. WEPRIN -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Correction
 
        AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to educational leave for
          eligible inmates
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1.  Subdivision 7 of section 851 of  the  correction  law,  as
     2  amended  by  chapter  691  of  the  laws  of 1977, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    7. "Educational leave" means a privilege granted to an eligible inmate
     5  to leave the premises of an institution for a period not exceeding four-
     6  teen hours in any day for the purpose of education or vocational  train-
     7  ing,  or  for  any  matter  necessary  to  the  furtherance  of any such
     8  purposes. For purposes of this subdivision, as applied under this  chap-
     9  ter,  an eligible inmate shall include an inmate who is within two years
    10  of being an eligible inmate.
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
    12  have become a law; provided, however, that the amendments to subdivision
    13  7  of  section 851 of the correction law made by section one of this act
    14  shall not affect the expiration of such section and shall be  deemed  to
    15  expire therewith.
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD11554-01-1
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A07717 LFIN:

 NO LFIN
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