Bill Would Require Offenders to Take a Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Course
The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.4740C) that would require certain drivers convicted of drunk driving to take a motor vehicle accident prevention course. The bill requires drivers convicted of a drunk driving offense to take the motor vehicle accident prevention course if they have previously been convicted of drunk driving, or refuse to take a chemical test, or have accumulated more than six points on their license.
Bill gives courts authority to address violators of Leandra’s Law
Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C - Poughkeepsie) today announced that the Senate has passed his legislation that authorizes courts to re-impose a sentence of probation and a requirement of an ignition interlock device (IID) following revocation of a sentence of probation or conditional discharge imposed under the Child Passenger Protection Act (Leandra’s Law) (S.6680).
This bill clarifies the intent of Leandra’s Law to ensure that the courts have the ability to re-sentence a defendant who violates probation or conditional discharge and impose an obligation to re-install an IID on their vehicle.