senate Bill S3388

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Authorizes courts to render default judgments in cases of failure to answer for unlawful possession of an alcoholic beverage with the intent to consume by persons under the age of twenty-one years

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Alcoholism And Substance Abuse Committee


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S3388 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Alcoholism And Substance Abuse
Law Section:
Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §65-c, ABC L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S3600
2017-2018: S3238

S3388 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes courts, other than courts in a city of one million or more, to render default judgments in cases of failure to answer for unlawful possession of an alcoholic beverage with the intent to consume by persons under the age of twenty-one years; requires clerks to notify defendants prior to the plea and judgment being rendered; allows judgment to have full force and effect.

S3388 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3388 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3388

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 6, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. RANZENHOFER, FUNKE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Alcoholism
  and Substance Abuse

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  alcoholic  beverage control law, in relation to
  authorizing courts to render default judgments in cases of failure  to
  answer  for  unlawful  possession  of  an  alcoholic beverage with the
  intent to consume by persons under the age of twenty-one years

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

  Section  1.  Section  65-c  of  the  alcoholic beverage control law is
amended by adding three new subdivisions 7, 8 and 9 to read as follows:
  7. IN THE EVENT A PERSON CHARGED WITH A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION DOES
NOT ANSWER WITHIN THE TIME SPECIFIED,  THE  COURT  HAVING  JURISDICTION,
OTHER  THAN  A COURT IN A CITY OVER ONE MILLION POPULATION MAY, IN ADDI-
TION TO ANY OTHER ACTION AUTHORIZED BY LAW, ENTER A PLEA  OF  GUILTY  ON
BEHALF  OF  THE DEFENDANT AND RENDER A DEFAULT JUDGMENT OF A FINE DETER-
MINED BY THE COURT WITHIN THE AMOUNT AUTHORIZED  BY  LAW.  ANY  JUDGMENT
ENTERED  PURSUANT  TO  DEFAULT  SHALL  BE  CIVIL IN NATURE, AND SHALL BE
TREATED AS A DETERMINATION SUSTAINING SUCH CHARGE FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF
THIS SECTION.  HOWEVER, AT LEAST THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF THE
ORIGINAL DATE PRESCRIBED FOR ENTERING A PLEA AND BEFORE A PLEA OF GUILTY
AND  A  DEFAULT  JUDGMENT  MAY BE RENDERED, THE CLERK OF THE COURT SHALL
NOTIFY THE DEFENDANT BY CERTIFIED MAIL: (A) OF  THE  VIOLATION  CHARGED;
(B)  OF THE IMPENDING PLEA OF GUILTY AND DEFAULT JUDGMENT; (C) THAT SUCH
JUDGMENT WILL BE FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF THE COUNTY IN WHICH  THE
OPERATOR  OR  REGISTRANT  IS  LOCATED; AND (D) THAT A DEFAULT OR PLEA OF
GUILTY MAY BE AVOIDED BY ENTERING A PLEA OR MAKING AN APPEARANCE  WITHIN
THIRTY  DAYS  OF  THE  SENDING OF SUCH NOTICE. PLEAS ENTERED WITHIN THAT
PERIOD SHALL BE IN A MANNER PRESCRIBED IN THE NOTICE. IN NO CASE SHALL A
DEFAULT JUDGMENT AND PLEA OF GUILTY BE  RENDERED  MORE  THAN  TWO  YEARS
AFTER  THE  EXPIRATION  OF THE TIME PRESCRIBED FOR ORIGINALLY ENTERING A

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

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