senate Bill S1497

Changes one of the elements of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree to require two or more suspensions in certain cases

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 19 / Mar / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.246
  • 20 / Mar / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 21 / Mar / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 30 / Apr / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 30 / Apr / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 30 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 18 / Mar / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.293
  • 19 / Mar / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 20 / Mar / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 26 / Mar / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 26 / Mar / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 26 / Mar / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Provides that a person shall be guilty of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree when such person commits the offense of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree and has in effect two or more suspensions, rather than three or more suspensions, for failure to answer, appear or pay a fine in certain instances.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4657
Versions:
S1497
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง511, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S944, A4139
2009-2010: S570, A1669
2007-2008: A861

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1497

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to aggravated
unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree

PURPOSE: This legislation would increase safety on
our State's
roadways by making it easier to prosecute persons who repeatedly
violate the aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 511 (2)(a)(iv) of the
Vehicle and
Traffic Law, which is an element of aggravated unlicensed operation
in the second degree, is amended to require two or more suspensions
for failure to answer, appear, or pay a fine rather than three or
more separate suspensions.

JUSTIFICATION: Under this legislation a person may be
prosecuted for
aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree when such person
has two or more suspensions for failure to answer, appear, or pay a
fine. Under current law the person must have had three such
suspensions to be prosecuted for aggravated unlicensed operation of a
motor vehicle in the second degree. The dangers posed by unlicensed
drivers to pedestrians and other motorists in New York State are well
documented. Numerous deaths have been caused by these drivers.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 1999-2008: Passed Senate;
2009-10: Senate Trans. Committee; 2011-12: Passed Senate.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the
first of November
next succeeding the date on which it shall have become law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1497

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation  to  aggravated
  unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subparagraph (iv) of paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision  2  of
section 511 of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter 607 of
the laws of 1993, is amended to read as follows:
  (iv)  such  person  has  in  effect  [three]  TWO or more suspensions,
imposed on at least [three] TWO separate dates, for failure  to  answer,
appear  or  pay  a  fine,  pursuant  to subdivision three of section two
hundred twenty-six or subdivision four-a of section five hundred ten  of
this chapter.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03261-01-3

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