assembly Bill A844A

2019-2020 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 04, 2019 print number 844a
Jun 04, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Jan 11, 2019 referred to transportation

Co-Sponsors

A844 - Details

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
2015-2016: A4719
2017-2018: A2513

A844 - Summary

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

A844 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   844

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. SIMOTAS, McDONOUGH, DenDEKKER, D'URSO -- read
  once and referred to the Committee on Transportation

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:
  § 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.
  § 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
impaired by the combined influence of drugs AND/OR INHALANTS or of alco-

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

Co-Sponsors

A844A (ACTIVE) - Details

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
2015-2016: A4719
2017-2018: A2513

A844A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A844A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 844--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. SIMOTAS, McDONOUGH, DenDEKKER, D'URSO -- read
  once and referred to the  Committee  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 and defines the term inhalant

  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:
  § 119-C. INHALANT.   ANY SUBSTANCE SET FORTH  IN  SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF
SECTION  THIRTY-THREE  HUNDRED  EIGHTY OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW WHICH IS
USED BY SMELLING OR INHALING SUCH SUBSTANCE OR  THE  PROHIBITED  USE  OF
NITROUS  OXIDE  AS  SET  FORTH  IN  SUBDIVISION  FIVE  OF  SUCH SECTION;
PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT INHALANT SHALL NOT INCLUDE  ANY  SUCH  SUBSTANCE
WHICH IS INHALED FOR LAWFUL MEDICAL OR DENTAL PURPOSES.
  § 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 OR INHALATION OF ANY OTHER CHEMI-
CAL,  INHALANT,  PHARMACEUTICAL OR OTHER IMPAIRING SUBSTANCE OR COMBINA-
TION 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

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

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