DRUG LAW REFORM ACT AMENDMENT

LAWS OF NEW YORK, 2008
CHAPTER 486

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to clarifying when a drug offender who was presumptively released must be discharged from parole supervision

Became a law August 5, 2008, with the approval of the Governor.
Passed by a majority vote, three-fifths being present.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
bly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. Subdivision 3-a of section 259-j of the executive law, as
added by chapter 738 of the laws of 2004, is amended to read as follows:
3-a. The division of parole must grant termination of sentence after
three years of unrevoked presumptive release or parole to a person serv-
ing an indeterminate sentence for a class A felony offense defined in
article two hundred twenty of the penal law, and must grant termination
of sentence after two years of unrevoked presumptive release or parole
to a person serving an indeterminate sentence for any other felony
offense defined in article two hundred twenty or two hundred twenty-one
of the penal law.
§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately and apply to persons
sentenced to an indeterminate sentence prior to, on and after the effec-
tive date of this act; provided, however, that the amendments to subdi-
vision 3-a of section 259-j of the executive law made by section one of
this act shall not affect the expiration of such subdivision and shall
be deemed to expire therewith.

The Legislature of the STATE OF NEW YORK ss:
Pursuant to the authority vested in us by section 70-b of the Public
Officers Law, we hereby jointly certify that this slip copy of this
session law was printed under our direction and, in accordance with such
section, is entitled to be read into evidence.

JOSEPH L. BRUNO
Temporary President of the Senate
SHELDON SILVER
Speaker of the Assembly