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A09809 Summary:

COSPNSRCook, Barron, D'Urso, Dickens
Amd 259-b, Exec L
Relates to the racial and ethnic makeup of the board of parole; requires the ethnic and racial makeup of the board to resemble the racial and ethnic makeup of the state's prison population.
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A09809 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 9, 2018
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  SEPULVEDA,  COOK, BARRON, D'URSO, DICKENS --
          Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. SIMON -- read once and referred to  the
          Committee on Correction -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
          reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted  to  said  committee -- again
          reported from said committee with  amendments,  ordered  reprinted  as
          amended and recommitted to said committee

        AN  ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the racial and ethnic
          makeup of the board of parole
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of section 259-b of the executive law, as
     2  amended by section 38-a of subpart A of part C of chapter 62 of the laws
     3  of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
     4    1. There shall be in the department a  state  board  of  parole  which
     5  shall  possess  the  powers  and duties hereinafter specified. The board
     6  shall function independently of the  department  regarding  all  of  its
     7  decision-making functions, as well as any other powers and duties speci-
     8  fied  in this article, provided, however, that administrative matters of
     9  general applicability within the department shall be applicable  to  the
    10  board.  Such  board  shall  consist  of  not  more than nineteen members
    11  appointed by the governor with the advice and  consent  of  the  senate.
    12  Provided,  however,  beginning  August first, two thousand nineteen, the
    13  number of members appointed shall be at  least  nineteen.  The  term  of
    14  office  of  each  member of such board shall be for six years; provided,
    15  however, that any member chosen to fill a  vacancy  occurring  otherwise
    16  than  by  expiration of term shall be appointed for the remainder of the
    17  unexpired term of the member whom he is to succeed. In the event of  the
    18  inability  to act of any member, the governor may appoint some competent
    19  informed person to act in his stead during the continuance of such disa-
    20  bility.  Provided, further, that all new appointments shall be  made  so
    21  that the racial and ethnic makeup of such board resembles the racial and
    22  ethnic makeup of the state's prison population.
    23    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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