|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to transportation|
|Jan 14, 2013||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S2212
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2212 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S2212 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 510-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 Section 3380 of the Public Health Law. EXISTING LAW: Current law defines the term drug as used in this section as any substance listed in section 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 broaden the scope of the offense to include the use of inhalants, which can impair a Person's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. Current law only proscribes driving while ability
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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