senate Bill S2479

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Creates the crimes of dangerous driving in the fifth, fourth, third, second and first degrees

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
Jan 17, 2013 referred to codes

S2479 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A521
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยงยง120.71 - 120.75, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5097, A365
2009-2010: A2589

S2479 - Summary

Creates the crimes of dangerous driving in the fifth, fourth, third, second and first degrees; imposes criminal liability on drivers who continue to operate motor vehicles in violation of the vehicle and traffic law and cause injury as a result.

S2479 - Sponsor Memo

S2479 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2479

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to  creating  the  crimes  of
  dangerous  driving  in  the  fifth,  fourth,  third,  second and first
  degrees

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

  Section  1.  The  penal  law  is  amended  by adding five new sections
120.71, 120.72, 120.73, 120.74 and 120.75 to read as follows:
S 120.71 DANGEROUS DRIVING IN THE FIFTH DEGREE.
  A PERSON IS GUILTY OF DANGEROUS DRIVING IN THE FIFTH DEGREE,  WHEN  HE
OR  SHE,  HAVING  BEEN CONVICTED WITHIN THE PRECEDING EIGHTEEN MONTHS OF
ANY TWO VIOLATIONS OF SECTION FIVE HUNDRED NINE,  FIVE  HUNDRED  ELEVEN,
SIX HUNDRED, ELEVEN HUNDRED EIGHTY-TWO, ELEVEN HUNDRED NINETY-TWO, ELEV-
EN  HUNDRED  NINETY-TWO-A  OR  TWELVE  HUNDRED TWELVE OF THE VEHICLE AND
TRAFFIC LAW, OPERATES A MOTOR  VEHICLE  IN  VIOLATION  OF  ANY  OF  SUCH
SECTIONS OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW, AND IN DOING SO CAUSES PHYSICAL
INJURY TO ANOTHER PERSON.
  DANGEROUS DRIVING IN THE FIFTH DEGREE IS A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR.
S 120.72 DANGEROUS DRIVING IN THE FOURTH DEGREE.
  A  PERSON IS GUILTY OF DANGEROUS DRIVING IN THE FOURTH DEGREE, WHEN HE
OR SHE, KNOWINGLY HAS IN EFFECT THREE OR MORE SUSPENSIONS, IMPOSED ON AT
LEAST THREE SEPARATE DATES FOR FAILURE TO ANSWER, APPEAR, OR PAY A  FINE
PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX OF THE
VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW OR PARAGRAPH A OF SUBDIVISION  FOUR  OF  SECTION
FIVE  HUNDRED  TEN  OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW AND WHILE OPERATING A
MOTOR VEHICLE CAUSES PHYSICAL INJURY TO ANOTHER PERSON.
  DANGEROUS DRIVING IN THE FOURTH DEGREE IS A CLASS E FELONY.
S 120.73 DANGEROUS DRIVING IN THE THIRD DEGREE.
  A PERSON IS GUILTY OF DANGEROUS DRIVING IN THE THIRD DEGREE,  WHEN  HE
OR  SHE, (A) KNOWINGLY HAS IN EFFECT TEN OR MORE SUSPENSIONS, IMPOSED ON

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00824-01-3

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