|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 10, 2019||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S1094
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1094 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1094 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1094 SPONSOR: AMEDORE TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: To codify the language of a Court of Appeals ruling that will allow law enforcement to keep up with the proliferation of designer and synthetic and other chemical substances that, when consumed, result in significant levels of impairment. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Adds a new section 119-c to the Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) to define the term inhalant. Amends subdivisions 4 and 4-A of § 1192 of the VTL relating to operating a vehicle while impaired by drugs, to codify language from People v.
S1094 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1094 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 10, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. AMEDORE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed 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.
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