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A07060 Summary:

Amd 259-b, Exec L
Alters the composition of the state board of parole to include members to be appointed upon the recommendation of the four legislative leaders.
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A07060 Actions:

03/29/2017referred to correction
01/03/2018referred to correction
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A07060 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 29, 2017
        Introduced by M. of A. WALKER -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Correction
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive  law, in relation to distributing the
          appointing authority of the state board of parole among the  governor,
          senate and assembly
          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  that shall possess the powers  and  duties  hereinafter  specified.  The
     6  board  shall  function  independently of the department regarding all of
     7  its decision-making functions, as well as any other  powers  and  duties
     8  specified  in  this  article,  provided,  however,  that  administrative
     9  matters of general applicability within the department shall be applica-
    10  ble to the board. [Such] On and after January first, two thousand  nine-
    11  teen,  such  board  shall  consist  of  [not more than] nineteen members
    12  [appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of  the  senate],
    13  nine  of whom shall be appointed by the governor, three of whom shall be
    14  appointed by the temporary president of the senate, three of whom  shall
    15  be  appointed  by  the  speaker  of  the  assembly, two of whom shall be
    16  appointed by the minority leader of the senate, and two of whom shall be
    17  appointed by the minority leader of the assembly.  The term of office of
    18  each member of such board shall be for  six  years;  provided,  however,
    19  that  any  member  chosen  to fill a vacancy occurring otherwise than by
    20  expiration of term shall be appointed for the remainder of the unexpired
    21  term of the member whom he or she is to succeed. In  the  event  of  the
    22  inability  to act of any member, the governor may appoint some competent
    23  informed person to act in his or her stead  during  the  continuance  of
    24  such disability.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    § 2. The state board of parole as constituted on the effective date of
     2  this  section  is hereby abolished as of January 1, 2019. Members of the
     3  state board of parole as  constituted  pursuant  to  the  provisions  of
     4  subdivision  1  of  section  259-b  of  the executive law, as amended by
     5  section  one  of  this  act, shall be appointed by the appropriate state
     6  official prior to January 1, 2019, so that such board may be fully oper-
     7  ative on and after such date.
     8    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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