N.Y. Correct. Law § 601-D

Current through 2021 NY Law Chapter 632
Section 601-D - Post-release supervision; certain cases

This section shall apply only to incarcerated individuals in the custody of the commissioner, and releasees under the supervision of the department, upon whom a determinate sentence was imposed between September first, nineteen hundred ninety-eight, and the effective date of this section, which was required by law to include a term of post-release supervision:

1. For purposes of this section, such a person shall be deemed a "designated person" if the commitment order that accompanied such person does not indicate imposition of any term of post-release supervision; provided, however, that if such agency with custody of or supervision over such person has the sentencing minutes that show that a term of post-release supervision was actually pronounced at sentence, such person shall not be deemed a designated person.
2. Whenever it shall appear to the satisfaction of the department that an incarcerated individual in its custody or that a releasee under its supervision, is a designated person, the department shall make notification of that fact to the court that sentenced such person, and to the incarcerated individual or releasee.
3. If a sentencing court that has received such notice, after reviewing the sentencing minutes, if available, is or becomes aware that a term of post-release supervision was in fact pronounced at the prior sentencing of such person, it shall issue a superseding commitment order reflecting that fact, accompanied by a written explanation of the basis for that conclusion, and send such order and explanation to the department, to the defendant, and to the attorney who appeared for the defendant in connection with the judgment or sentence or, if the defendant is currently represented concerning his or her conviction or sentence or with respect to an appeal from his or her sentence, such present counsel.
4.
(a) If the sentencing court shall not have issued a superseding commitment order, reflecting imposition of a term of post-release supervision, within ten days after receiving notice pursuant to subdivision two of this section, then the sentencing court shall appoint counsel pursuant to section seven hundred twenty-two of the county law, provide a copy of the notice pursuant to subdivision two of this section to such counsel, and calendar such person for a court appearance which shall occur no later than twenty days after receipt of said notice. At such court appearance, the court shall furnish a copy of such notice and the proceeding date pursuant to paragraph (c) of this subdivision to the district attorney, the designated person, assigned counsel and the department.
(b) The court shall promptly seek to obtain sentencing minutes, plea minutes and any other records and shall provide copies to the parties and conduct any reconstruction proceedings that may be necessary to determine whether to resentence such person.
(c) The court shall commence a proceeding to consider resentence no later than thirty days after receiving notice pursuant to subdivision two of this section.
(d) The court shall, no later than forty days after receipt of such notice, issue and enter a written determination and order, copies of which shall be immediately provided to the district attorney, the designated person, his or her counsel and the department along with any sentencing minutes pursuant to section 380.70 of the criminal procedure law.
(e) The designated person may, with counsel, knowingly consent to extend the time periods specified in paragraphs (c) and (d) of this subdivision. The people may apply to the court for an extension of ten days on the basis of extraordinary circumstances that preclude final resolution within such period of the question of whether the defendant will be resentenced. The department shall be notified by the court of any such extension.
5. The court shall promptly notify the agency that referred a designated person whenever it (a) resentences the defendant to a sentence that includes a term of post-release supervision; or (b) determines that it will not resentence the defendant under this section or otherwise. Upon the conclusion of the proceeding, the court shall furnish the parties and the agency that referred the designated person with an accurate copy of the current order of commitment for the person.
6. In any case in which the department notifies the court of a designated person, and has not been informed that the court has made a determination in accordance with paragraph (d) of subdivision four of this section (unless extended pursuant to paragraph (e) of such subdivision), the department may notify the court that it has not received a determination and, in any event, shall adjust its records with respect to post-release supervision noting that the court has not, in accordance with subdivision four of this section, imposed a sentence of post-release supervision.
7. When the department complies with this section as to a person confined in state prison, it need not separately follow the procedures set forth in section six hundred one-a of this article.
8. Nothing in this section shall affect the power of any court to hear, consider and decide any petition, motion or proceeding pursuant to article four hundred forty of the criminal procedure law, article seventy or seventy-eight of the civil practice law and rules, or any authorized proceeding.

N.Y. Correct. Law § 601-D

Amended by New York Laws 2021, ch. 322,Sec. 210, eff. 8/2/2021.