|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 16, 2012||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S6496
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6496 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Vehicle and Traffic Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd Art 20 Art Head, add §510-d, amd §§1146 & 511, V & T L
S6496 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6496 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to enacting "Charlotte's Law" relating to the termination of driving privileges of persistent vehicle and traffic law violators PURPOSE: This bill would strengthen the Vehicle and Traffic Law in order to better protect the public against chronic reckless drivers who have multiple convictions for DWI or other reckless behavior which caused fatalities or serious injuries. The bill would provide for the permanent termination of a person's ability to drive a motor vehicle where such person has been convicted of such repeat violations. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 names this act "Charlotte's Law." Section 2 amends the heading for Article 20 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law to reference the "termination" of licenses. Section 3 adds a new Section 510-d to the Vehicle and Traffic Law to provide for the permanent revocation of the driving privileges of "persistent vehicle and traffic law violators." This new section defines a "persistent vehicle and traffic law violator" as a person who has been convicted of any combination of three designated offenses
S6496 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6496 I N S E N A T E February 16, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FARLEY -- 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 enacting "Charlotte's Law" relating to the termination of driving privileges of persistent vehicle and traffic law violators THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Charlotte's Law". S 2. The article heading of article 20 of the vehicle and traffic law is amended to read as follows: SUSPENSION [AND], REVOCATION AND TERMINATION S 3. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section 510-d to read as follows: S 510-D. TERMINATION OF DRIVING PRIVILEGES OF PERSISTENT VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW VIOLATORS. 1. DEFINITION OF PERSISTENT VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW VIOLATOR. A PERSON IS A PERSISTENT VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW VIOLATOR IF SUCH PERSON HAS BEEN CONVICTED THREE TIMES, WITHIN THE PRECEDING TWENTY-FIVE YEARS, OF ANY COMBINATION OF THE FOLLOWING OFFENSES: (A) ANY OFFENSES DEFINED IN SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED NINETY-TWO OF THIS CHAPTER; OR (B) ANY OFFENSE DEFINED IN SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED NINETY-TWO-A OF THIS CHAPTER; OR (C) ANY VIOLATION OF SUBDIVISION (B) OR (C) OF SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED FORTY-SIX OF THIS CHAPTER; OR (D) VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER IN THE SECOND DEGREE AS DEFINED IN SECTION 125.12 OF THE PENAL LAW, VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER IN THE FIRST DEGREE AS DEFINED IN SECTION 125.13 OF THE PENAL LAW, OR AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HOMICIDE AS DEFINED IN SECTION 125.14 OF THE PENAL LAW; OR (E) MANSLAUGHTER IN THE SECOND DEGREE AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION 125.15 OF THE PENAL LAW, OR MANSLAUGHTER IN THE FIRST DEGREE AS EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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