Issues: Drunk Driving

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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Leandra’s Law passes Senate; strengthens punishment for DWI with child passenger

ALBANY, N.Y.—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) lauded the State Senate passage of landmark legislation drastically increasing the penalty for any person who drives intoxicated with a child passenger.  

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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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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