Issues: Drunk Driving

Senator Fuschillo Calls for Passage of Jack Shea’s Law

Bill named for Double Olympic Gold Medalist Jack Shea of Lake Placid, killed by a drunk driver who escaped prosecution through loophole in state law

February 24, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Chair 12:30 PM, Monday, February 22, 2010 Room 612 LOB

February 22, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Public Protection

New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger, and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell will conduct a joint budget hearing focused on funding for public protection and keeping our communities safe. When: Monday, February 8 @ 9:30 A.M. Where: Hearing Room B – Legislative Office Building Expected to Testify:NYS Office of Court Administration,  Ann Pfau, Chief Administrative JudgeNYS Office of Home Land Security, Thomas Donlon, Director

February 8, 9:30 AM - 12:45 PM
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February 8, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Senator Stavisky Urges New Yorkers to “Enjoy the Super Bowl, but be safe and don’t drink and drive”

Senator Stavisky Urges New Yorkers to

“Enjoy the Super Bowl, but be safe and don’t drink and drive”

Senator Toby Ann Stavisky would like to remind all New Yorkers that Super Bowl weekend (February 6th and 7th) also happens to be one of the biggest times of the year for alcohol related accidents. Urging safety, Senator Stavisky asks football fans to plan ahead, designate a driver, and encourage friends and family to be safe during this year’s celebrations.

January 26, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Senate Transportation Committee Meeting

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATIONSenator Martin Malavé Dilan, Chair12:30 PM, Tuesday, January 26, 2010Room 124 CAP

January 26, 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM
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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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