October 14, 2015
ALBANY, NY – State Senator Tom O’Mara (R, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,Corning) today encouraged area residents to help support a new online petition urging the state Assembly’s Democratic leadership to allow a vote on legislation that would extend the time period that murderers and other violent felony offenders have to wait to apply for parole.
Both O’Mara and Palmesano, who co-sponsor legislation (S.1483/A.1680), to keep violent offenders from having parole hearings as often as they are held, which is every two years.
Click here to sign petition on Change.org
The petition mentions the Eric Smith case. Smith was convicted in 1994 of killing four year old Derrick Robie in Campbell.