assembly Bill A4719B

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or combined use of drugs and alcohol

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 03, 2016 print number 4719b
Jun 03, 2016 amend and recommit to transportation
Jan 06, 2016 referred to transportation
Jun 03, 2015 print number 4719a
Jun 03, 2015 amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Feb 05, 2015 referred to transportation

A4719 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4769
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §119-c, amd §1192, V & T L; amd §3380, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7967
2017-2018: A2513, S889
2019-2020: A844, S1094

A4719 - Summary

Relates to driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or combined use of drugs and alcohol.

A4719 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4719

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 5, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. SIMOTAS -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation  to  driving  a
  motor  vehicle  under  the influence of drugs or combined use of drugs
  and alcohol

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

  Section  1.  Subdivisions 4 and 4-a of section 1192 of the vehicle and
traffic law, subdivision 4 as added by chapter 47 of the  laws  of  1988
and  subdivision  4-a  as  added by chapter 732 of the laws of 2006, are
amended to read as follows:
  4. Driving while ability impaired by drugs. No person shall operate  a
motor vehicle while the person's ability to operate such a motor vehicle
is  impaired by the use of a drug as defined in this chapter OR IMPAIRED
BY THE VOLUNTARY INGESTION OF  ANY  CHEMICAL,  PHARMACEUTICAL  OR  OTHER
IMPAIRING SUBSTANCE OR COMBINATION OF SUBSTANCES TO THE EXTENT THE DRIV-
ER  IS INCAPABLE OF EMPLOYING THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ABILITIES WHICH HE
OR SHE IS EXPECTED TO POSSESS IN ORDER TO OPERATE A VEHICLE IN A REASON-
ABLE AND PRUDENT MANNER.
  4-a. Driving while ability impaired by the combined influence of drugs
or of alcohol and any drug or drugs. No person  shall  operate  a  motor
vehicle  while  the  person's  ability  to operate such motor vehicle is
impaired by the combined influence of drugs or of alcohol and  any  drug
or  drugs  OR  BY THE COMBINED INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR ANY DRUG OR DRUGS
WITH ANY CHEMICAL, PHARMACEUTICAL OR OTHER IMPAIRING SUBSTANCE OR COMBI-
NATION OF SUBSTANCES TO THE EXTENT THE DRIVER IS INCAPABLE OF  EMPLOYING
THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ABILITIES WHICH HE OR SHE IS EXPECTED TO POSSESS
IN ORDER TO OPERATE A VEHICLE IN A REASONABLE AND PRUDENT MANNER.
  S 2. 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.
                                                           LBD07364-01-5

A4719A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4769
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §119-c, amd §1192, V & T L; amd §3380, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7967
2017-2018: A2513, S889
2019-2020: A844, S1094

A4719A - Summary

Relates to driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or combined use of drugs and alcohol.

A4719A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4719--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 5, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. SIMOTAS -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Transportation -- committee discharged, bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the public health law,
  in relation to driving a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or
  combined use of drugs and alcohol

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

  Section  1.  The  vehicle  and  traffic law is amended by adding a new
section 119-c to read as follows:
  S 119-C. INHALANT. THE TERM "INHALANT" WHEN USED IN THIS CHAPTER SHALL
REFER TO THE SMELLING OR INHALING OF ANY SUBSTANCE SET FORTH IN SUBDIVI-
SION ONE OF SECTION THIRTY-THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW
OR THE PROHIBITED USE OF NITROUS OXIDE AS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION  FIVE
OF  SUCH  SECTION,  EXCEPT  FOR THE INHALATION OF ANY SUCH SUBSTANCE FOR
MEDICAL OR DENTAL PURPOSES.
  S 2. Subdivisions 4 and 4-a of section 1192 of the vehicle and traffic
law, subdivision 4 as added by chapter 47 of the laws of 1988 and subdi-
vision 4-a as added by chapter 732 of the laws of 2006, are  amended  to
read as follows:
  4.  Driving while ability impaired by drugs. No person shall operate a
motor vehicle while the person's ability to operate such a motor vehicle
is impaired by the use of a drug OR INHALANT as defined in this chapter,
OR IMPAIRED BY THE VOLUNTARY INGESTION OF ANY OTHER CHEMICAL,  INHALANT,
PHARMACEUTICAL OR OTHER IMPAIRING SUBSTANCE OR COMBINATION OF SUBSTANCES
TO  THE  EXTENT  THE  DRIVER  IS INCAPABLE OF EMPLOYING THE PHYSICAL AND
MENTAL ABILITIES WHICH HE OR SHE IS EXPECTED  TO  POSSESS  IN  ORDER  TO
OPERATE A VEHICLE IN A REASONABLE AND PRUDENT MANNER.
  4-a. Driving while ability impaired by the combined influence of drugs
or  of  alcohol  and  any drug or drugs. No person shall operate a motor
vehicle while the person's ability to  operate  such  motor  vehicle  is

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07364-02-5

Co-Sponsors

A4719B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4769
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §119-c, amd §1192, V & T L; amd §3380, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7967
2017-2018: A2513, S889
2019-2020: A844, S1094

A4719B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or combined use of drugs and alcohol.

A4719B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4719--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 5, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. SIMOTAS -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Transportation -- committee discharged, bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said committee -- recommitted
  to the Committee on Transportation in accordance with Assembly Rule 3,
  sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the public health law,
  in relation to driving a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or
  combined use of drugs and alcohol

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

  Section  1.  The  vehicle  and  traffic law is amended by adding a new
section 119-c to read as follows:
  S 119-C. INHALANT. THE TERM "INHALANT" WHEN USED IN THIS CHAPTER SHALL
REFER TO THE SMELLING OR INHALING OF ANY SUBSTANCE SET FORTH IN SUBDIVI-
SION ONE OF SECTION THIRTY-THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW
OR THE PROHIBITED USE OF NITROUS OXIDE AS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION  FIVE
OF  SUCH  SECTION,  EXCEPT  FOR THE INHALATION OF ANY SUCH SUBSTANCE FOR
MEDICAL OR DENTAL PURPOSES.
  S 2. Subdivisions 4 and 4-a of section 1192 of the vehicle and traffic
law, subdivision 4 as added by chapter 47 of the laws of 1988 and subdi-
vision 4-a as added by chapter 732 of the laws of 2006, are  amended  to
read as follows:
  4.  Driving while ability impaired by drugs. No person shall operate a
motor vehicle while the person's ability to operate such a motor vehicle
is impaired by the use of a drug OR INHALANT as defined in this chapter,
OR IMPAIRED BY THE VOLUNTARY INGESTION OF ANY OTHER CHEMICAL,  INHALANT,
PHARMACEUTICAL OR OTHER IMPAIRING SUBSTANCE OR COMBINATION OF SUBSTANCES
TO  THE  EXTENT  THE  DRIVER  IS INCAPABLE OF EMPLOYING THE PHYSICAL AND
MENTAL ABILITIES WHICH HE OR SHE IS EXPECTED  TO  POSSESS  IN  ORDER  TO
OPERATE A VEHICLE IN A REASONABLE AND PRUDENT MANNER.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07364-05-6

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