senate Bill S565A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Lengthens the suspension of a driver's license for any person found to have illegally purchased or to have attempted to illegally purchase an alcoholic beverage

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 06, 2012 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 24, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jan 23, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jan 19, 2012 1st report cal.88
Jan 04, 2012 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 13, 2011 referred to economic development
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 16, 2011 advanced to third reading
Mar 15, 2011 2nd report cal.
Mar 14, 2011 1st report cal.218
Mar 10, 2011 print number 565a
amend and recommit to alcoholism and drug abuse
Feb 23, 2011 committee discharged and committed to alcoholism and drug abuse
Jan 05, 2011 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

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Jan 19, 2012 - Alcoholism and Drug Abuse committee Vote

S565A
5
0
committee
5
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee Vote: Jan 19, 2012

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Mar 14, 2011 - Alcoholism and Drug Abuse committee Vote

S565
6
0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Mar 14, 2011

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S565 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §65-b, ABC L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S943

S565 - Bill Texts

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Lengthens the suspension of a driver's license for any person found to have illegally purchased or to have attempted to illegally purchase an alcoholic beverage.

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BILL NUMBER:S565

TITLE OF BILL:
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
beverage

PURPOSE:
To strengthen the underage drinking laws through an increase in
penalty for those minors who seek to buy alcoholic beverages.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Amends subdivision 6 of 65-b of the alcoholic beverage
control law, making the penalty for the first violation where a minor
uses a license to illegally purchase or attempt to purchase alcohol,
a six month suspension of his or her license. Section 2: Amends
subdivision 5 of section 65-b of the alcoholic beverage control law,
making the penalty for a second or subsequent violation where a minor
uses a license to illegally purchase or attempt to purchase alcohol;
a one year suspension or until age 21, whichever is longer.

JUSTIFICATION:
This bill contributes to strengthening the underage drinking laws
through increased penalties for minors who illegally use a license to
buy or attempt to buy alcoholic beverages. Increasing the amount of
time the license of a minor may be suspended for the illegal purchase
of alcohol would be a deterrent for minors who value the legitimate
use of their license and the freedom it gives them for travel,
leisure, school, and/or work. Underage drinking continues to be a
growing problem which causes behavioral problems, social problems,
and can lead to the use and abuse of other substances. This measure
is a necessary part of a concerned effort to curtail, if not stop,
underage drinking.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2003/2004 S.5461- Passed Senate
01/09/08- REFERRED TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have
become law.

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

                                   565

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             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

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
  beverage

  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 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:
  (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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01985-01-1

S. 565                              2

  (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.

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S565A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §65-b, ABC L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S943

S565A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Lengthens the suspension of a driver's license for any person found to have illegally purchased or to have attempted to illegally purchase an alcoholic beverage.

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BILL NUMBER:S565A

TITLE OF BILL:
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
beverage

PURPOSE:
To strengthen the underage drinking laws through an increase in
penalty for those minors who seek to buy alcoholic beverages.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Amends subdivision 6 of 65-b of the alcoholic beverage
control law, making the penalty for the first violation where a minor
uses a license to illegally purchase or attempt to purchase alcohol,
a six month suspension of his or her license. Section 2: Amends
subdivision 5 of section 65-b of the alcoholic beverage control law,
making the penalty for a second or subsequent violation where a minor
uses a license to illegally purchase or attempt to purchase alcohol;
a one year suspension or until age 21, whichever is longer.

JUSTIFICATION:
This bill contributes to strengthening the underage drinking laws
through increased penalties for minors who illegally use a license to
buy or attempt to buy alcoholic beverages. Increasing the amount of
time the license of a minor may be suspended for the illegal purchase
of alcohol would be a deterrent for minors who value the legitimate
use of their license and the freedom it gives them for travel,
leisure, school, and/or work. Underage drinking continues to be a
growing problem which causes behavioral problems, social problems,
and can lead to the use and abuse of other substances. This measure
is a necessary part of a concerned effort to curtail, if not stop,
underage drinking.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2003/04: S.5461- Passed Senate
01/09/08: Referred to Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have
become law.

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

                                 565--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             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
  committee

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
  beverage

  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.
                                                           LBD01985-02-1

S. 565--A                           2

  (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.

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