S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 5, 2011
Introduced by Sen. ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop-
mental Disabilities -- committee discharged and said bill committed to
the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse -- committee discharged,
bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said
AN ACT to amend the alcoholic beverage control law, in relation to
increasing the length of suspension of a driver's license for a person
who illegally purchases or attempts to illegally purchase an alcoholic
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Subdivision 6 of section 65-b of the alcoholic beverage
control law, as amended by chapter 519 of the laws of 1999, the opening
paragraph as amended by chapter 503 of the laws of 2000, is amended to
read as follows:
6. In addition to the penalties otherwise provided in subdivision
three of this section, if a determination is made sustaining a charge of
illegally purchasing or attempting to illegally purchase an alcoholic
beverage, the court may suspend such person's license to drive a motor
vehicle [and] OR, IF SUCH PERSON IS UNLICENSED, the privilege of [an
unlicensed person of] obtaining such license, in accordance with the
following and for the following periods, if it is found that a driver's
license was used for the purpose of such illegal purchase or attempt to
illegally purchase[; provided, however, that where a person is sentenced
pursuant to paragraph (b) or (c) of subdivision three of this section,
the court shall impose such license suspension if it is found that a
driver's license was used for the purpose of such illegal purchase or
attempt to illegally purchase:].
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
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(a) For a first violation of paragraph (a) of subdivision two of this
section, a [three] SIX month suspension.
(b) For a second [violation of paragraph (a) of subdivision two of
this section, a six month suspension.
(c) For a third] or subsequent violation of paragraph (a) of subdivi-
sion two of this section, a suspension for one year or until the holder
reaches the age of twenty-one, whichever is the greater period of time.
Such person may thereafter apply for and be issued a restricted use
license in accordance with the provisions of section five hundred thirty
of the vehicle and traffic law.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.