Issues: Drunk Driving

Senate Passes Leandra's Law

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) announced today that the Senate has passed Leandra’s Law, the nation’s strongest DWI law by a unanimous bipartisan vote. The legislation, co-sponsored by Padavan, is the largest increase of criminal penalties for DWI convictions and includes the expansion of measures aimed at preventing drunk driving incidences throughout the state.

December 29, 2009
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Senator Alesi Helps to Pass Leandra's Law

As one of the strongest advocates of discouraging drunk driving, Senator Alesi helped to pass Leandra's Law, which creates a new crime of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a child as a passenger.  Senator Alesi was the sponsor of  New York State’s toughest repeat offender DWI laws.   

December 21, 2009
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, LENNY ROSADO JOIN WITH OFFICIALS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND DWI VICTIMS IN REMINDING PEOPLE THAT LEANDRA'S LAW TAKES EFFECT FRIDAY

           Senator Fuschillo reminds people that starting tomorrow, those who drive drunk with a child in the car will face felony charges under Leandra’s Law. He is joined by Leandra Rosado’s father, Lenny (second right), Assemblyman Weisenberg (right), Nassau County Police Commissioner Lawrence Mulvey (left), and Farmingdale State College President Dr. Hubert Keen (second left).

December 17, 2009
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Governor Signs "Leandra's Law" Strengthening Penalties on Drunk Drivers Carrying Child Passengers

 

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is pleased to announce that legislation she co-sponsored, making it a felony to drive intoxicated with a child in the car, has been signed into law.

December 4, 2009
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SENATOR OWEN JOHNSON FIGHTS TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM DRUNK DRIVERS

The Senate passed bipartisan landmark legislation drastically increasing the penalty for any person who drives intoxicated with a child passenger. Two recent fatal incidents involving intoxicated drivers with child passengers have highlighted the need for stronger measures to prevent or punish persons who drive intoxicated with children as passengers.

This measure provides for the harshest penalties and most significant expansion of preventative measures to date for any offender convicted of driving while intoxicated with a child passenger.

November 19, 2009
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Senate Protects Children From Drunk Drivers

I am proud to announce that the Senate passed Leandra's Law, landmark legislation drastically increasing the penalty for any person who drives intoxicated with a child passenger. The law is named in honor of 11-year-old Leandra Rosado, who was killed in a drunken driving accident in October. Her father, Lenny, has been an incredible advocate and driving force in protecting our families from deadly drunk drivers.

November 19, 2009
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November 19, 2009
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES LEANDRA’S LAW SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

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

November 18, 2009
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LARKIN ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF LEANDRA'S LAW

Today, the Senate passed landmark legislation drastically increasing the penalty for any person who drives intoxicated with a child passenger. Two recent fatal incidents involving intoxicated drivers with child passengers have highlighted the need for stronger measures to prevent or punish persons who drive intoxicated with children as passengers.

November 18, 2009
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GRIFFO SUPPORTS MEASURE TO SAVE CHILDREN FROM TRAVELING WITH DRUNK DRIVERS

SENATE PASSES MEASURE TO SAVE CHILDREN TRAPPED WITH DRUNK DRIVERS

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

November 18, 2009
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES LEANDRA’S LAW SIGNED BY GOVERNOR PATERSON

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

November 18, 2009
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Leandra's Law - Tough New DWI Law Passed By Senate

ALBANY, 11/18/09 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today announced passage of Leandra’s Law creating felony charges for individuals who drive drunk with a child in the car. 

November 18, 2009
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO VOTES FOR LEANDRA'S LAW

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today announced that “Leandra’s Law,” which would create felony charges for those who drive drunk with a child in the car, has been unanimously passed by the State Senate.

November 18, 2009
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: “LEANDRA’S LAW” PASSED BY STATE SENATE

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

November 18, 2009
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Senate Fights To Protect Children From Drunk Drivers

Passes bipartisan legislation increasing penalties for DWI with child passenger

Albany, NY) Today, the Senate passed landmark legislation drastically increasing the penalty for any person who drives intoxicated with a child passenger. Two recent fatal incidents involving intoxicated drivers with child passengers have highlighted the need for stronger measures to prevent or punish persons who drive intoxicated with children as passengers. 

November 18, 2009
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