Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that legislation he sponsors to require all bus drivers to submit to a criminal history check has been approved by the New York State Senate’s Transportation Committee.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, today announced that the Committee has approved legislation to help strengthen the state’s DUI laws and protect individuals from drunk drivers.
“Drunk drivers endanger innocent lives every time they choose to get behind the wheel, regardless of the type of vehicle. Strengthening our laws and closing legal loopholes will give law enforcement greater tools to catch and prosecute drunk drivers and help to make our roads safer for everyone,” said Senator Fuschillo.
The drunk driving legislation approved by the committee would:
Senate Standing Committee on Transportation Chair: Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. Public Hearing: To review the Bridge Vehicle Impact Assessment and examine what steps New York State can take to prevent future bridge strikes by commercial vehicles Place: Farmingdale State College, IRTT Room T-101, Lupton Hall, 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, New York 11735-1006 Time: 10:00 A.M. Contact: Melissa Kehoe (518) 455-3341 Media Contact: Chris Schnieder (516) 882-0630 ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY