Issues: Drunk Driving

Senate Passes Alix's Law for the 4th Time

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces the New York State Senate has once again approved Alix’s Law, which makes it illegal to leave the scene of an accident while intoxicated.  This is the fourth consecutive year that the Senate has approved the bill and sent it to the Assembly, where it has stalled in the past.  The final vote in the Senate was 56-0.

March 23, 2015
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Gallivan Re-Introduces Alix's Law

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) and Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes (D-Buffalo) have introduced legislation (S.405/A.4760) that would make it illegal to leave the scene of an accident while intoxicated.

February 6, 2015
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News12 Segment on Senator Flanagan and DA Spota Hit-And-Run Press Conference

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) and Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota joined with the relatives of four men and women killed by hit and run drivers to renew the call to increase the maximum punishment for those convicted of this heinous crime – January 20, 2015

January 21, 2015
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Join The Fight To Protect New York Families

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota recently joined victims' families to call for the enactment of stronger penalties against hit-and-run drivers who kill or cause serious physical injuries to others.

In just the past three years alone, there have been a total of fifty-eight (58) indictments in Suffolk for leaving the scene of a fatality or serious physical injury.  Following are some of the details of these horrific and senseless deaths:

January 20, 2015
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Chanukah is the celebration of Miracles!

"Chanukah is the celebration of miracles, a reminder that all things are possible," Senator Parker said.  "As you celebrate the spirit of Chanukah with friends and family, I wish you health, happiness and good fortune." The holiday celebrates a legendary victory of the Maccabees, a band of Jews, over a Greek army that occupied the Holy Land.  After the battle, the victorious Maccabees found only a one day supply of oil in the temple to light the lamps.  But the oil burned miraculously for eight days, the story says.

December 17, 2014
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August 11, 2014
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Legislative Notebook: State Initiatives of Interest to Veterans

Here is a partial listing of bills I have supported this session to aid New York’s former servicemen and servicewomen. These initiatives will now go to Governor Cuomo for final action.

-- Legislation I co-sponsored was passed by both houses (S.7839, first introduced as S.4714)) to extend the Military Service Credit Law of 2000 to all veterans who have served in the military. Right now, public employees who served in the armed forces may purchase up to three years of pension credit only if their military service occurred during specified conflicts. This measure will expand this opportunity to public employee veterans who also served their country in peacetime.

June 26, 2014
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Senator Flanagan Supports Tougher Penalties For Multiple DWI Convictions

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently voted in favor of “Vince’s Law,” a bill (S7108) that would significantly toughen criminal penalties to get persistent drunk drivers off the road.

June 16, 2014
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Senate Gives Final Passage to "Vince's Law"

The New York State Senate today gave final legislative passage to “Vince’s Law,” a bill that would significantly toughen criminal penalties to get persistent drunk drivers off the road.

June 11, 2014
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At Start of Summer and Beginning of “100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers,” Klein, Crespo Push for Passage of Legislation Curbing Underage Drinking

BRONX, NY -  The upcoming Memorial Day weekend, marks the unofficial start of summer – but it also marks the beginning of what is known as the “100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers. Underage drinking continues to be a chronic problem in New York City with nearly 1,800 summonses a year issued by the NYPD for sales of alcohol to minors. 

May 23, 2014
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Senate Passes Bill Requiring Blood Testing After Deadly Accidents

The New York State Senate today passed a bill to help police investigate deadly automobile accidents where alcohol may be a factor.

May 5, 2014
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Senate Passes Bill Requiring Blood Testing After Deadly Accidents

SENATE PASSES BILL REQUIRING BLOOD TESTING AFTER DEADLY ACCIDENTS

Faster Field and Blood Alcohol Level Testing Would Strengthen Investigations of Serious Accidents

May 5, 2014
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Complete Video of Senator Marchione's April 23rd Community Forum at Hudson Valley Community College on Preventing Heroin & Opioid Abuse

Complete video of April 23rd community forum held at Hudson Valley Community College on preventing heroin & opioid Abuse. The community forum, hosted and moderated by NYS Senator Kathy Marchione, was well-attended and featured an expert panel of law enforcement, addiction treatment/recovery specialists, health care professionals, educators and elected officials.

April 28, 2014
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Complete Video of April 23rd Community Forum at Hudson Valley Community College on Preventing Heroin & Opioid Abuse

Complete video of April 23rd community forum held at Hudson Valley Community College on preventing heroin & opioid Abuse. The community forum, hosted and moderated by NYS Senator Kathy Marchione, was well-attended and featured an expert panel of law enforcement, addiction treatment/recovery specialists, health care professionals, educators and elected officials.

April 28, 2014
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Klein Introduces Legislation Designed to Strengthen Supervision of Minors on Party Buses and Increase Safety of Passengers

BRONX, NY – Amid widespread reports of underage drinking on a Long Island “party bus” earlier this week, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) introduced legislation today to rein in the charter bus industry and to require adult chaperones for all large, underage parties aboard the “clubs on wheels.”

April 17, 2014
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SENATE PASSES MANDATORY DWI TESTING AFTER SERIOUS ACCIDENTS

Chemical Tests Would Be Required If Injury or Death Occurs

The New York State Senate passed legislation, co-sponsored by Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), that would help convict dangerous drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The legislation requires testing drivers suspected of being under the influence when an accident occurs and results in serious injury or death.

“This measure is another step in holding those who choose to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol accountable for putting innocent lives at risk,” Senator Martins said. “This will provide law enforcement with more effective means to make our roads safer and save lives.”

March 26, 2014
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Senator Flanagan’s Legislation Mandating DWI Testing After Serious Accidents Passes Senate

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced today that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsored that would help increase prosecution of drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.  The bill (S1446) would require chemical testing of drivers suspected of being impaired when an accident occurs and results in serious injury or death. 

Under current law, chemical testing is permitted at the discretion of law enforcement following an accident but it is not required.  Additionally, law enforcement needs to establish reasonable cause to order a chemical test. 

March 26, 2014
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Senator Dilan Outlines Transportation Budget Priorities

Senator Dilan delivers his budget priorities during a Monday, March 17, joint conference committee hearing on the proposed transportation budget.

March 18, 2014
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News 12 Segment On The Fight Against Impaired Driving

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) recently discussed his legislation (S.1446) on News 12.  The legislation would provide law enforcement with an enhanced ability to order alcohol and drug content testing in the event of accidents that result in serious physical injury or death -- March 11, 2014

March 12, 2014
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