senate Bill S8842

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of health to study the effectiveness and accuracy of devices used to estimate blood alcohol content by law enforcement agencies

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Jul 22, 2020 referred to rules

S8842 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8762
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Health, Commissioner of

S8842 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of health to study the effectiveness and accuracy of devices used to estimate blood alcohol content by law enforcement agencies.

S8842 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8842 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8842

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 22, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT directing the commissioner of health to study  the  effectiveness
  and  accuracy of devices used to estimate blood alcohol content by law
  enforcement agencies

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

  Section  1.  The  commissioner of health is authorized and directed to
study the effectiveness and accuracy of devices used to  estimate  blood
alcohol  content  by law enforcement agencies. Such study shall include,
but not be limited to:
  (a) which devices are used by law enforcement agencies;
  (b) the accuracy of devices used by law enforcement agencies;
  (c) the margin of error for devices which are used by law  enforcement
agencies;
  (d) the likelihood of an inaccurate reading; and
  (e)  any  other  related  information  that  the commissioner may deem
necessary or relevant in carrying out this study.
  § 2. The commissioner of health shall make a report  to  the  governor
and  the legislature of his or her findings, conclusions and recommenda-
tions no later than one year after the effective date of  this  act  and
shall  submit  with  this  report such legislative proposals as it deems
necessary to implement its recommendations.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14143-01-9

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