S.7506-B/A. 9506-B (Part UU)
Expands the list of offenses that are “qualified offenses” (bail eligible) to include, among others: any crime alleged to have caused the death of another person; criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, strangulation 2nd, unlawful imprisonment 1st (all when committed against member of same family or household); assault 3rd or arson 3rd as a hate crime; a felony committed while on probation or released on supervision; a felony or class A misdemeanor involving harm to an identifiable person or property while the person is ROR’d or released under conditions on separate felony or class A misdemeanor involving harm to an identifiable person or property. Increases the list of potential conditions under which an arrestee may be released under non-monetary conditions, to include: refrain from contact with certain people; mandatory programming; obey an Order of Protection; obey other conditions set by court relating to the safety of a victim of a family offense. Requires the chief administrator of the courts, in conjunction with DCJS, to collect detailed data and report regarding pretrial release and detention.
Signed: April 3, 2020 Chapter 56 – Budget Bill: Part UU
Effective: July 2, 2020.
Amends: Multiple sections of the Criminal Procedure Law; §216 of the Judiciary Law, by adding a new subdivision 5; and Executive Law by adding a new section 873-u.