assembly Bill A848A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Defines the terms "impaired" and "intoxication" for the purposes of the vehicle and traffic law

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to transportation
Apr 12, 2011 print number 848a
Apr 12, 2011 amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 05, 2011 referred to transportation

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A848 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S600
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Ren §119-b to be §119-c, add §§119-b & 120-a, amd §1192, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A10917, S4777
2013-2014: A6491, S754, S7170
2015-2016: A9912, S3730
2017-2018: A6551, S4365
2019-2020: A7156, S377

A848 - Summary

Defines the terms "impaired" and "intoxication" for the purposes of the vehicle and traffic law.

A848 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   848

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  WEISENBERG  -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation  to  the  defi-
  nitions of the terms "impaired" and "intoxication" for the purposes of
  such law

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

  Section 1. Section 119-b of the vehicle and traffic law is  renumbered
119-c and a new section 119-b is added to read as follows:
  S 119-B. IMPAIRED. IMPAIRMENT IS REACHED WHEN A DRIVER HAS VOLUNTARILY
CONSUMED  OR  INGESTED  A  SUBSTANCE OR COMBINATION OF SUBSTANCES TO THE
EXTENT THAT THE DRIVER HAS IMPAIRED, TO ANY  EXTENT,  THE  PHYSICAL  AND
MENTAL ABILITIES WHICH A DRIVER IS EXPECTED TO POSSESS IN ORDER TO OPER-
ATE A VEHICLE AS A REASONABLE AND PRUDENT DRIVER.
  S  2.  The  vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section
120-a to read as follows:
  S 120-A. INTOXICATION. INTOXICATION IS A GREATER DEGREE OF  IMPAIRMENT
WHICH  IS  REACHED  WHEN A DRIVER HAS VOLUNTARILY CONSUMED OR INGESTED A
SUBSTANCE OR COMBINATION OF SUBSTANCES TO THE EXTENT THAT THE DRIVER  IS
INCAPABLE  OF EMPLOYING THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ABILITIES WHICH A DRIVER
IS EXPECTED TO POSSESS IN ORDER TO OPERATE A VEHICLE AS A REASONABLE AND
PRUDENT DRIVER.
  S 3. 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.
                                                           LBD00099-01-1

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A848A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S600
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Ren §119-b to be §119-c, add §§119-b & 120-a, amd §1192, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A10917, S4777
2013-2014: A6491, S754, S7170
2015-2016: A9912, S3730
2017-2018: A6551, S4365
2019-2020: A7156, S377

A848A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Defines the terms "impaired" and "intoxication" for the purposes of the vehicle and traffic law.

A848A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 848--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. WEISENBERG, COLTON, SPANO, MAISEL, STEVENSON,
  SCHIMEL, ZEBROWSKI, LAVINE, COOK -- Multi-Sponsored by  --  M.  of  A.
  GALEF,  GIBSON,  P. RIVERA,  SWEENEY  -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Transportation --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the defi-
  nitions of the terms "impaired" and "intoxication" for the purposes of
  such law

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

  Section  1. Section 119-b of the vehicle and traffic law is renumbered
119-c and a new section 119-b is added to read as follows:
  S 119-B. IMPAIRED. IMPAIRMENT IS REACHED WHEN A DRIVER HAS VOLUNTARILY
CONSUMED OR INGESTED A SUBSTANCE OR COMBINATION  OF  SUBSTANCES  TO  THE
EXTENT  THAT  THE  DRIVER  HAS IMPAIRED, TO ANY EXTENT, THE PHYSICAL AND
MENTAL ABILITIES WHICH A DRIVER IS EXPECTED TO POSSESS IN ORDER TO OPER-
ATE A VEHICLE AS A REASONABLE AND PRUDENT DRIVER.
  S 2. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding  a  new  section
120-a to read as follows:
  S  120-A. INTOXICATION. INTOXICATION IS A GREATER DEGREE OF IMPAIRMENT
WHICH IS REACHED WHEN A DRIVER HAS VOLUNTARILY CONSUMED  OR  INGESTED  A
SUBSTANCE  OR COMBINATION OF SUBSTANCES TO THE EXTENT THAT THE DRIVER IS
INCAPABLE OF EMPLOYING THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ABILITIES WHICH A  DRIVER
IS EXPECTED TO POSSESS IN ORDER TO OPERATE A VEHICLE AS A REASONABLE AND
PRUDENT DRIVER.
  S  3. Section 1192 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 13 to read as follows:
  13. IT SHALL BE AN AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE TO A CHARGE UNDER ANY  SUBDIVI-
SION  OF  THIS  SECTION THAT THE OPERATOR NEITHER KNEW NOR HAD REASON TO
KNOW OF  THE  IMPAIRING  NATURE  OF  THE  SUBSTANCE  OR  COMBINATION  OF

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