senate Bill S7128

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Increases the fines, community service requirements and license suspension periods for underage purchase of alcoholic beverages

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Jun 04, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Apr 30, 2012 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse

Votes

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Jun 4, 2012 - Alcoholism and Drug Abuse committee Vote

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Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee Vote: Jun 4, 2012

S7128 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10271
Law Section:
Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง65-b, ABC L

S7128 - Summary

Increases the fines, community service requirements and license suspension periods for underage purchase of alcoholic beverages.

S7128 - Sponsor Memo

S7128 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7128

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 30, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KLEIN  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

AN ACT to amend the alcoholic  beverage  control  law,  in  relation  to
  penalties  for the purchase or attempt to purchase an alcoholic bever-
  age by a person under twenty-one years of age

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

  Section  1.  Paragraphs  (a),  (b) and (c) of subdivision 3 of section
65-b of the alcoholic beverage control law, as amended by chapter 519 of
the laws of 1999, are amended to read as follows:
  (a) For a first violation, the court shall order payment of a fine  of
not  LESS  THAN  ONE  HUNDRED  DOLLARS, NOR more than [one] FIVE hundred
dollars and/or an appropriate amount of community service not to  exceed
thirty  hours. In addition, the court may order completion of an alcohol
awareness program established pursuant to section 19.25  of  the  mental
hygiene law.
  (b) For a second violation, the court shall order payment of a fine of
not  less  than  TWO  HUNDRED  fifty dollars nor more than [three] SEVEN
hundred fifty dollars and/or an appropriate amount of community  service
not  to  exceed  [thirty]  SIXTY  hours.  The  court  also  shall  order
completion of an alcohol awareness program as  referenced  in  paragraph
(a)  of  this  subdivision  if  such  program  has  not  previously been
completed by the offender, unless the court determines  that  attendance
at  such program is not feasible due to the lack of availability of such
program within a reasonably close proximity to the locality in which the
offender resides or matriculates, as appropriate.
  (c) For third and subsequent violations, the court shall order payment
of a fine of not less than [fifty] FIVE HUNDRED dollars  nor  more  than
[seven  hundred fifty] ONE THOUSAND dollars and/or an appropriate amount
of community service not to exceed [thirty] NINETY hours. The court also
shall order that such person submit to an evaluation by  an  appropriate
agency  certified  or licensed by the office of alcoholism and substance
abuse services to determine whether the person suffers from the  disease
of  alcoholism  or alcohol abuse, unless the court determines that under

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

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