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A03053 Summary:

BILL NOA03053
 
SAME ASSAME AS S03982
 
SPONSORWeprin
 
COSPNSRMosley, Colton
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §259-i, Exec L
 
Requires parole decisions to be published on a publicly accessible website within 60 days of such decision.
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A03053 Actions:

BILL NOA03053
 
01/25/2017referred to correction
02/06/2017reported referred to ways and means
05/16/2017reported
05/18/2017advanced to third reading cal.403
05/24/2017passed assembly
05/24/2017delivered to senate
05/24/2017REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
06/12/2017SUBSTITUTED FOR S3982
06/12/20173RD READING CAL.1523
06/13/2017PASSED SENATE
06/13/2017RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
11/17/2017delivered to governor
11/29/2017signed chap.412
11/29/2017approval memo.17
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A03053 Committee Votes:

CORRECTION Chair:Weprin DATE:02/06/2017AYE/NAY:13/0 Action: Favorable refer to committee Ways and Means
WeprinAyeGiglioAye
OrtizAyeFinchAye
ColtonAyePalmesanoAye
RozicAye
SepulvedaAye
DavilaAye
MosleyAye
BlakeAye
WalkerAye
De La RosaAye

WAYS AND MEANS Chair:Farrell DATE:05/16/2017AYE/NAY:33/0 Action: Favorable
FarrellAyeOaksAye
LentolAyeCrouchAye
SchimmingerAyeBarclayAye
GanttExcusedFitzpatrickAye
WeinsteinAyeHawleyAye
GlickAyeMalliotakisAye
NolanAyeWalterAye
PretlowAyeMontesanoAye
PerryAyeCurranAye
ColtonAyeRaAye
CookAye
CahillAye
AubryAye
HooperAye
ThieleAye
CusickAye
OrtizAye
BenedettoAye
MoyaAye
WeprinAye
RodriguezAye
RamosExcused
BraunsteinAye
McDonaldAye
RozicAye

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A03053 Floor Votes:

DATE:05/24/2017Assembly Vote  YEA/NAY: 135/0
AbbateYCrouchYGoodellYLiftonYO'DonnellYSimanowitzY
AbinantiYCurranERGottfriedYLopezYOrtizYSimonY
ArroyoYCusickYGrafYLupardoYOtisYSimotasY
AubryYCymbrowitzYGuntherYLupinacciYPalmesanoYSkartadosY
BarclayYDavilaERHarrisYMageeYPalumboYSkoufisY
BarnwellYDe La RosaYHawleyYMagnarelliYPaulinYSolagesER
BarrettYDenDekkerYHevesiERMalliotakisYPeoples-StokesYStecY
BarronYDickensERHikindERMayerYPerryYSteckY
BenedettoYDilanYHooperYMcDonaldYPheffer AmatoYStirpeY
BichotteERDinowitzYHunterYMcDonoughYPichardoYThieleY
BlakeYDiPietroYHyndmanYMcKevittYPretlowYTitoneY
BlankenbushYD'UrsoYJaffeeYMcLaughlinYQuartYTitusY
BrabenecYEnglebrightYJean-PierreYMiller B YRaYVanelER
BraunsteinYErrigoYJenneYMiller MGYRaiaYWalkerY
BrindisiERFahyYJohnsYMiller MLYRamosYWallaceY
BronsonYFarrellYJonesYMontesanoERRichardsonYWalshY
BuchwaldYFinchERJoynerYMorelleYRiveraYWalterY
ButlerYFitzpatrickYKavanaghYMorinelloYRodriguezYWeinsteinY
ByrneYFriendYKearnsYMosleyYRosenthalYWeprinY
CahillYGalefYKimERMoyaYRozicYWilliamsY
CarrollYGanttYKolbYMurrayYRyanYWoernerY
CastorinaYGarbarinoERLalorYNiouYSantabarbaraYWrightY
ColtonYGiglioYLavineYNolanYSchimmingerYZebrowskiY
CookYGjonajERLawrenceYNorrisYSeawrightYMr. SpeakerY
CrespoYGlickYLentolYOaksYSepulvedaY

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A03053 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A3053
 
SPONSOR: Weprin
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring parole deci- sions to be published on a website   PURPOSE: This bill directs the Board of Parole to publish its appeal decisions on a public website and create an annual index of such decisions.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 259-i (4) of the executive law to provide that the parole board shall publish appeal decisions on a web site within 60 days, create an annual index of such decisions, make copies available and redact confidential information from such decisions prior to publi- cation. Section 2 provides for an effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Most agencies within the State operate under the State Administrative Procedure Act, which provides that agency adjudicatory decisions must be made public within sixty days. Agencies as diverse as the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, the Department of Labor, the Department of Tax and Finance and the Department of Environmental Conservation, among other agencies, post their administrative appeal decisions on line. The decisions are useful in that individuals and their attorneys can read appeal decisions in similar cases to see what kinds of arguments might apply to their cases and because agency trans- parency is an important tenet of open government. The Board of Parole, which exercises extraordinary discretion, should post its administrative appeal determinations so that the public and concerned citizens can have access to the body of decisions that informs the Board's practice. Veto message #231 expressed two concerns, first that the effective date of 30-days was insufficient to create the database necessary to imple- ment this legislation, and, second, that an appropriation would be necessary to implement a database. This bill has been amended since the 2016 version to include a one year effective date in order to allow time to create a database and to provide for an appropriation within the budget.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: Referred to Corrections, passed Assembly in 2014, 2015 and 2016. This bill was vetoed in 2016, see veto message #231 of 2016. This bill has been amended, to address the concerns expressed in the veto message.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: minimal since the Board and DOCCS already maintain web sites   LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: none   EFFECTIVE DATE: One year after the act becomes law
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A03053 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          3053
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 25, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. WEPRIN -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Correction
 
        AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring parole deci-
          sions to be published on a website
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 259-i  of  the  executive  law  is
     2  amended by adding a new paragraph (c) to read as follows:
     3    (c)  All  appeal decisions shall be published within sixty days of the
     4  determination on a publicly accessible website  that  includes  a  word-
     5  searchable  database  and  cumulative subject matter index of such deci-
     6  sions. Such subject matter index shall be published  annually  in  print
     7  form  and  distributed to all correctional facility libraries. Copies of
     8  such individual appeal decisions and subject matter index shall also  be
     9  made  available  upon  written request to  the board.  Information which
    10  would reveal confidential material that may not be released pursuant  to
    11  federal  or  state law shall be redacted from any such website, decision
    12  and index.
    13    § 2. This act shall take effect one year after it shall have become  a
    14  law and shall apply to appeal decisions rendered on or after such date.
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06681-02-7
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