senate Bill S526
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Relates to sanctions for driving while ability impaired while holding a conditional license.
TITLE OF BILL:
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to sanctions for
driving while ability impaired while holding a conditional license
Requires judicial discretion for the issuance of a
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1. provides for judicial consent at the
time of issuance of a conditional license and the use of an ignition
interlock as a condition of receiving a hardship license.
Section 2. Effective date
Currently 30 days following arraignment of a Driving
While Intoxicated charge offenders receive a conditional license
granting them the privilege to again operate a motor vehicle. The
only provision to disqualify a person from receiving a conditional
license is if that offender was enrolled in a Drinking Driver Program
within the last five years.
On February 22, 2009 Suffolk County Police Officer Glen Ciano was
killed after being hit by a vehicle driven by Jose Borbon, who
earlier in the year was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. Due
to the lackadaisical process in which conditional licenses are
issued, Jose Borbon's privilege to operate a motor vehicle was
reinstated just 30 days following his original Driving While
This legislation will require each case be reviewed on a case by case
basis to ensure that the licensee does not in fact pose a threat to
society by temporally receiving a conditional license.
2010: Reported to Finance (S.5141A/A.11660)
2009: Referred to Transportation (S.5141A)
None to state.
One year after it shall have become law.
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