Issues: Drunk Driving

ADDABBO SUPPORTS CRACKING DOWN ON IRRESPONSIBLE & UNDER-AGE DRIVERS

Queens, NY, May 24, 2011 – In order to make New York State roads safer and to protect the safety of law-abiding drivers, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) introduced a bill, S.1271/A.4190, to the Senate that amends the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to increasing the penalties for driving with a suspended or revoked license. The bill is now in the Senate's Committee on Transportation; if passed, it will take effect immediately.

May 24, 2011
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Senate Passes Boater Safety Bill

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle said the Senate has passed an important bill (S.2903B) requiring boat operators, regardless of age, who have been convicted of boating while intoxicated (BWI) to take a boating safety course before operating a boat again.

“Long Island’s peak boating season is fast approaching,” LaValle said. “Educating those who have been convicted of BWI, may prevent future tragedies,” LaValle said.

The state already requires those age 21 and over and who are convicted of boating while intoxicated to obtain a boating safety certificate before operating a vehicle. The bill passed today expands upon that law by requiring those under 21 and convicted of an alcohol-related boating offense to obtain a certificate as well.

May 18, 2011
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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO BILL CREATING FELONY CHARGES FOR THOSE CAUGHT DRIVING DRUNK WITH A CONDITIONAL LICENSE

             The New York State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) that closes a loophole which allows someone arrested for DUI while driving with a conditional license to face only a traffic infraction.  

May 16, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO DISCUSSES BILL TO REQUIRE JUDICIAL APPROVAL BEFORE GIVING CONDITIONAL LICENSES TO DRUNK DRIVING DEFENDENTS

Senator Fuschillo discusses the need for his legislation to require judicial review and approval before giving conditional licenses to drunk driving defendants. The legislation was recently passed by the New York State Senate.

Click here to read more about Senator Fuschillo's legislation.

May 5, 2011
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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION CLOSING LOOPHOLE IN STATE’S DWI LAWS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the Senate has approved legislation he sponsored to close a legal loophole which allows some intoxicated drivers to escape prosecution for DWI.  

May 3, 2011
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FUSCHILLO BILL REQUIRING JUDICIAL APPROVAL OF CONDITIONAL LICENSES FOR DRUNK DRIVING DEFENDANTS PASSED BY SENATE

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the Senate has approved legislation he sponsored to stop those arrested for drunk driving from being approved for a conditional license to go back on the roads without a judge’s approval.   

May 3, 2011
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Alcohol Flavored Drinks Targeted for Minors

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 12, 2011

**Press Release**

Alcohol Flavored Drinks Targeted for Minors

(D-Jamaica) On April 12, 2011 Senator Shirley L. Huntley, Ranking Minority Member on the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse participated in a hearing to explore high alcohol flavored malt beverages that are being proliferated and marketed towards minors.

April 12, 2011
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4/12/2011: Public Hearing on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

Pictured are Senator Shirley L. Huntley, Ranking Minority Member, Senate Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and Arlene Gonzalez-Sanchez, Commissioner, Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)

NEW YORK STATE SENATE

Notice of Public Hearing

Committee on Alcoholism and Substance AbuseSenator Jeffrey D. Klein, Chair

Senator Shirley L, Huntley, Ranker  Senator Neil D. BreslinSenator John J. BonacicSenator Roy J. McDonaldSenator Kemp Hannon

April 12, 2011
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Abbagail's Law approved in Senate

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that legislation (S.164) he sponsors known as “Abbagail’s Law” was approved in the State Senate this afternoon by a vote of 56-1.

April 6, 2011
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Senate Aims to Strengthen Passenger/Highway Safety, Passes “Abigail’s Law”

Senator Adams: Bill Strengthens Penalties Against Intoxicated Supervising Drivers

(Brooklyn, NY) – Senator Eric Adams (D-20) has announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation aiming to increase safety for passengers and motorists across the state, by significantly strengthening the penalties against supervising drivers who are intoxicated at the time the vehicle their designee – often a teen driver – is in an accident.

Under this bill, supervising drivers under influence of alcohol and/or drugs may be charged with a class A misdemeanor or a class E felony in an aggravated case. Supervising drivers are defined as drivers supervising drivers with junior licenses and learner’s permits.

April 5, 2011
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Senate Passes Bill to Toughen Laws for Drinking Under the Influence

The New York State Senate passed a bill (S.164C) to create new penalties for individuals supervising another driver while also under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Abbagail’s Law, sponsored by Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane), is named after an eight-year-old girl who died in a car accident caused by an inexperienced driver who was supervised by a parent under the influence of alcohol.

April 5, 2011
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Abbagail's Law

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 4, 2011Contact:  Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

Senate Aims to Strengthen Passenger/Highway Safety, Passes “Abbagail’s Law”

Bill Strengthens Penalties Against Intoxicated Supervising Drivers

April 4, 2011
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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO BILL CREATING FELONY CHARGES FOR WRONG-WAY AND RECKLESS DRIVERS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors to create felony charges for wrong-way and other reckless drivers.  

March 29, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, Chair 1:30 PM, Monday, March 28, 2011 Room 123 Cap

March 28, 1:30 PM - 1:35 PM
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The Capitol Pressroom

Senator Dilan will be appearing on today's Capitol Pressroom at 11:20.

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March 9, 2011
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NY Daily News: Protecting kids from drunks

Voice of the People, January 10, 2011

Protecting kids from drunks

January 10, 2011
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Newsday: DWI deaths drop; impaired driving persists

January 3, 2011

by Will Van Sant

Drunken-driving deaths have dropped dramatically since the early 1980s across the nation and locally - the result of tougher law enforcement, safer cars and a less-tolerant public, experts say - but the problem of impaired motorists persists on car-reliant Long Island.

January 3, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: BE SMART, BE SAFE, AND DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE THIS NEW YEAR’S WEEKEND

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is urging residents to be safe this New Year’s weekend by not drinking and driving.

December 30, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: LEANDRA’S LAW IS WORKING

Over 650 Arrests Since Law’s Enactment One Year Ago 

December 16, 2010
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