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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to codes|
|Feb 01, 2013||referred to codes|
senate Bill S3365
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3365 - Details
- Law Section:
- Penal Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§125.12 & 125.13, Pen L
- Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S3365 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3365 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to making vehicular manslaughter in the first and second degrees class B and class C felonies, respectively PURPOSE OF BILL: To deter people from deliberately intoxicating them- selves before operating a motor vehicle. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends closing paragraph of section 125.12 of the Penal Law, equating vehicular manslaughter in the second degree to a class C felo- ny. Section 2: Amends closing paragraph of section 125.13 of the Penal Law, equating vehicular manslaughter in the first degree to a class B felony. Section 3: Effective date of bill. JUSTIFICATION: Vehicle manslaughter is the killing of another human without intent or malice through means of a motor vehicle. When a person deliberately intoxicates themselves through drugs or alcohol and oper- ates a motor vehicle, that person has committed a premeditated act. The motor vehicle itself becomes as deadly as a gun.
S3365 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3365 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 1, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ADDABBO -- 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 making vehicular manslaughter in the first and second degrees class B and class C felo- nies, respectively THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The closing paragraph of section 125.12 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 732 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows: Vehicular manslaughter in the second degree is a class [D] C felony. S 2. The closing paragraph of section 125.13 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 496 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows: Vehicular manslaughter in the first degree is a class [C] B felony. S 3. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed- ing the date on which it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08331-01-3
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