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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to transportation|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S747
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S747 - Details
S747 - Summary
Expands the definition of "drug", for the purposes of the vehicle and traffic law, to include inhalants and glues containing a solvent which releases toxic vapors and fumes; provides that the expansion of such definition expands the substances upon which a charge of the misdemeanor of driving while impaired by drugs may be based.
S747 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S747 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the definition of "drug" PURPOSE: This bill would expand the definition of drug to include glue sniffing, or aerosol inhalation within the grounds for drug-impaired driving. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Sections 114-a and 509-a of the Vehicle and Traffic Law are amended to expand the definition of the term "drug" to include any hazardous inhalants and glue containing a solvent having the property of releasing toxic vapors and fumes, as defined in § 3380 of the Public Health Law. EXISTING LAW: Current law defines the term drug as used in this section as any substance listed in § 3306 of the Public Health Law, which provides for five schedules of controlled substances. JUSTIFICATION: Amendment of the present definition of "drug" within the meaning of the offense of driving while ability impaired by drugs is intended to
S747 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 747 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. YOUNG, DeFRANCISCO, RANZENHOFER -- 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 the defi- nition of "drug" THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 114-a of the vehicle and traffic law, as added by chapter 163 of the laws of 1973, is amended to read as follows: S 114-a. Drug. The term "drug" when used in this chapter, means and includes any substance listed in section thirty-three hundred six of the public health law, AND ANY HAZARDOUS INHALANTS AND GLUE CONTAINING A SOLVENT HAVING THE PROPERTY OF RELEASING TOXIC VAPORS AND FUMES, AS DEFINED IN SECTION THIRTY-THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY OF SUCH LAW. S 2. Subdivision 5 of section 509-a of the vehicle and traffic law, as added by chapter 675 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows: (5) drug shall mean any substance listed in section thirty-three hundred six of the public health law not dispensed or consumed pursuant to a lawful prescription, AND ANY HAZARDOUS INHALANTS AND GLUE CONTAIN- ING A SOLVENT HAVING THE PROPERTY OF RELEASING TOXIC VAPORS AND FUMES, AS DEFINED IN SECTION THIRTY-THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY OF SUCH LAW; S 3. Subdivision 1 of section 510-a of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by section 13 of part E of chapter 60 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows: 1. Revocation. A commercial driver's license shall be revoked by the commissioner whenever the holder is convicted within or outside of this state (a) of a felony involving the use of a motor vehicle except a felony as described in paragraph (b) of this subdivision; (b) of a felo- ny involving manufacturing, distributing or dispensing a drug [as defined in], WHICH, NOTWITHSTANDING section one hundred fourteen-a of EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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