senate Bill S771

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to operating a vessel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs

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Jun 21, 2013 committed to rules
Feb 05, 2013 advanced to third reading
Feb 04, 2013 2nd report cal.
Jan 29, 2013 1st report cal.14
Jan 09, 2013 referred to transportation

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Jan 29, 2013 - Transportation committee Vote

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S771 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2720
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Navigation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §49-a, Nav L; amd §25.24, Pks & Rec L; amd §§1193 & 510, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7827, A10804

S771 - Summary

Relates to operating a vessel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs; provides that no person shall operate a vessel while such person has .18 of one per centum or more by weight of alcohol in such person's blood as shown by chemical analysis of such person's blood, breath, urine or saliva; provided, further, that no person shall operate a vessel in violation of paragraph (b) of this section while a child who is fifteen years of age or less is a passenger in such vessel; relates to the effect of prior convictions for operation of certain vehicles while intoxicated upon imposition of penalties for boating while intoxicated  (view more) requires all persons who operate a mechanically propelled vessel to hold a boating safety certificate.

S771 - Sponsor Memo

S771 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   771

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. FUSCHILLO, DeFRANCISCO, LAVALLE, MAZIARZ, RANZENHOF-
  ER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed
  to the Committee on Transportation

AN  ACT  to amend the navigation law, the parks, recreation and historic
  preservation law and the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to oper-
  ating a vessel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs

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

  Section  1.  Subdivisions  2, 3, 5, paragraph (a) of subdivision 7 and
subdivision 11 of section 49-a of the navigation law, as added by  chap-
ter  805 of the laws of 1992, subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 151 of
the laws of 2006, subparagraph 1 of paragraph (a) of  subdivision  3  as
amended  by  chapter  599  of  the laws of 2008, are amended and two new
subdivisions 3-a and 14 are added to read as follows:
  2. Offenses: criminal penalties. (a) No person shall operate a  vessel
upon  the  waters  of the state while his OR HER ability to operate such
vessel is impaired by the consumption of alcohol. A  violation  of  this
[subdivision] PARAGRAPH shall be an offense and shall be punishable by a
fine  of  not less than three hundred dollars nor more than five hundred
dollars, or by imprisonment in a penitentiary or  county  jail  for  not
more  than fifteen days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. A person
who operates a vessel in violation of this [subdivision] PARAGRAPH after
being convicted of a violation of any [subdivision]  PARAGRAPH  of  this
[section]  SUBDIVISION within the preceding five years shall be punished
by a fine of not less than five hundred  dollars  nor  more  than  seven
hundred  fifty  dollars, or by imprisonment of not more than thirty days
in a penitentiary or county jail or by both such fine and  imprisonment.
A  person who operates a vessel in violation of this [subdivision] PARA-
GRAPH after being convicted two or more times  of  a  violation  of  any
[subdivision] PARAGRAPH of this [section] SUBDIVISION within the preced-

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

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