senate Bill S2212

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Expands the definition of "drug", for the purposes of the vehicle and traffic law, to include inhalants and certain glues

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
Jan 14, 2013 referred to transportation

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S2212 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§114-a, 509-a & 510-a, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S747
2009-2010: S4673

S2212 - 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.

S2212 - Sponsor Memo

S2212 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2212

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2013
                               ___________

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  4 of part CC of chapter 58 of the laws of 2011, 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
this  chapter,  SHALL  MEAN  AND INCLUDE ANY SUBSTANCE LISTED IN SECTION

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06491-01-3

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