A Procedural Roadblock for Rockefeller Reform?

ALBANY—The State Assembly is expected to pass a loosening of the Rockefeller Drug laws this evening, rolling back mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent offenders and even offering a path to treatment for some 2,000 inmates.
But don’t expect it to sail through the State Senate.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced the bill would be taken up today, as it has been many times previously, but said with David Paterson as governor and Democrat Malcolm Smith in control of the State Senate, “the stars are aligned” for passing the rollback this year.
The Assembly is debating the bill as we speak.

A Procedural Roadblock for Rockefeller Reform?