Issues: Drunk Driving

11/18/2009: Senator Huntley explains her vote on "Leandra's Law"

(S. 66008-Dilan/A. 40008-Weisenberg) The Child Passenger Protection Act was signed into law November 18, 2009 after both the New York State Senate and Assembly passed it unanimously during a Special Session. The bill also called Leandra's Law, was named after Leandra Rosado who died at the age of 11 as a passenger in a vehicle driven by a drunk driver. Leandra’s father, Lenny Rosado was in attendance when the bill passed the Senate and when Governor Paterson officially signed the bill.

November 18, 2009
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11/18/2009: Senator Huntley explains her vote on "Leandra's Law"

(S. 66008-Dilan/A. 40008-Weisenberg) The Child Passenger Protection Act was signed into law November 18, 2009 after both the New York State Senate and Assembly passed it unanimously during a Special Session. The bill also called Leandra’s Law, was named after Leandra Rosado who died at the age of 11 as a passenger in a vehicle driven by a drunk driver. Leandra’s father, Lenny Rosado was in attendance when the bill passed the Senate and when Governor Paterson officially signed the bill.

November 18, 2009
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT BETWEEN SENATE, ASSEMBLY, AND GOVERNOR TO PASS LEANDRA’S LAW

Law Would Create Felony Charges For Driving Drunk With a Child in the Car, Require All Convicted DWI Offenders to Use Ignition Interlocks

November 17, 2009
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Statement From Senators Martin Malave Dilan, Charles Fuschillo, Craig Johnson, Eric Schneiderman Senate President Pro Tem Malcolm A. Smith On "Leandra's Law"

“Today we are united in announcing an agreement to enact the toughest child passenger DWI laws in the country. In doing so, we ensure the safety of countless children and families in New York State. The bipartisan effort in the Senate honors the memory of 11-year-old Leandra Rosado, who was killed in a tragic alcohol-related car accident in October. Working together with Leandra’s father, Lenny Rosado, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and district attorneys, we have made it clear that driving drunk with a child passenger is a serious offense, that in New York, will no longer be acceptable.”

 

 

November 17, 2009
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SEN. FUSCHILLO, D.A. RICE, ASSEMBLYMAN WEISENBERG & FATHER OF 11 YEAR OLD GIRL KILLED BY DRUNK DRIVER CALL ON GOV. PATERSON TO HELP PASS FELONY CHARGES FOR DWI WITH A CHILD IN THE CAR

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (right) and Lenny Rosado (left) discuss the need to create felony charges for individuals who drive drunk with a child in the car.

November 13, 2009
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November 10, 2009
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: SENATE & ASSEMBLY SHOULD PASS BILL RAISING PENALTIES FOR DRIVING DRUNK WITH A CHILD IN THE CAR DURING NEXT SPECIAL SESSION

Fuschillo Bill Would Create Felony Charges for Individuals Who Drive Drunk With a Child in the CarState Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.

October 31, 2009
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Daily News: Leandra's State sen. Tom Duane Signs on in Battle vs. Killer Drunken Drivers

By Glenn Blain

October 28, 2009

Leandra's state senator is joining the fight for tougher penalties against drunken drivers who endanger children.

State Sen. Tom Duane, whose Manhattan district includes the home of Henry Hudson Parkway crash victim Leandra Rosado, says he'll support legislation making it a felony to drive drunk with kids in the car.

October 28, 2009
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S DWI ROUND TABLE SESSION SPARKS LIVELY DISCUSSION WITH SEAFORD STUDENTS

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo speaks to Seaford students and members of the panel during his DWI round table session at Seaford High School as District Attorney Rice and Assemblyman Weisenberg look on.

September 18, 2009
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FUSCHILLO BILL REQUIRING IGNITION INTERLOCKS FOR ALL CONVICTED DRUNK DRIVERS PASSED BY SENATE

The New York State Senate unanimously passed legislation sponsored by State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. requiring all convicted drunk drivers to use ignition interlocks. 

September 11, 2009
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CALLS FOR DWI INTERLOCK BILL TO BE VOTED ON DURING SPECIAL SENATE SESSION ON SEPTEMBER 10TH

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today called on the State Senate Leadership to allow a vote on his legislation requiring ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers when the Senate convenes in special session on September 10th.

September 9, 2009
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AAA NEW YORK ANNOUNCES SUPPORT OF SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION CREATING FELONY CHARGES FOR DRIVING DRUNK WITH A CHILD IN THE CAR

AAA of New York State recently announced its support of legislation sponsored by State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) creating felony charges for individuals who drive drunk with a child in the car.

September 1, 2009
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Report of the Senate Finance Committee on the SFY 2008-09 Executive Budget

August 31, 2009
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Senator Fuschillo, D.A. Rice, And Assemblyman Weisenberg Announce New Law To Charge Drunk Drivers Who Kill With Homicide

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg today announced that a new state law which creates the charges of aggravated vehicular homicide for drunk drivers who kill others and aggravated vehicular assault for drunk drivers who cause injuries, will go into effect on November 1st. "This new law will give prosecutors in New York State the tools they need to appropriately charge drunk drivers who kill or injure others," said Senator Fuschillo (R, Merrick). "Just last week, yet another driver drove drunk on the wrong side of the highway, and killed an Amityville man coming home from work. Enough is enough. We need to end this epidemic of drunk driving.

October 30, 2007
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