senate Bill S4298

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to repeat offenders of driving accidents

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to codes
Feb 03, 2021 referred to codes

S4298 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §70.06, Pen L; amd §§160.10 & 30.30, CP L; amd §§114-a & 1193, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A9296
2015-2016: S5896, A1046
2017-2018: S4394, A4855
2019-2020: S798, A1257

S4298 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to repeat offenders of driving accidents; relates to driving while ability is impaired by drugs; relates to speedy trials and certain vehicular crimes.

S4298 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4298 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             February 3, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes
 AN ACT to amend the  penal  law  and  the  criminal  procedure  law,  in
   relation  to repeat offenders of driving accidents; to amend the vehi-
   cle and traffic law, in relation to drugged driving; and to amend  the
   criminal  procedure  law,  in  relation  to  speedy trials and certain
   vehicular crimes
   Section  1.  Paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision 1 of section 70.06 of the
 penal law, as amended by chapter 410 of the laws of 1979, is amended  to
 read as follows:
   (a)  A second felony offender is a person, other than a second violent
 felony offender as defined in section 70.04, who stands convicted  of  a
 felony  defined in this chapter OR IN THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW, other
 than a class A-I felony, after having previously been subjected  to  one
 or more predicate felony convictions as defined in paragraph (b) of this
   §  2. Paragraphs (b) and (c) of subdivision 1 of section 160.10 of the
 criminal procedure law, as amended by chapter 762 of the laws  of  1971,
 are amended to read as follows:
   (b)  A misdemeanor defined in the penal law OR THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC
 LAW; or
   (c) A misdemeanor defined outside the penal law  OR  THE  VEHICLE  AND
 TRAFFIC  LAW which would constitute a felony if such person had a previ-
 ous judgment of conviction for a crime; or
   § 3. Section 114-a of the vehicle and traffic law, as added by chapter
 163 of the laws of 1973, is amended to read as follows:
   § 114-a. Drug. The term "drug" when used in this chapter,  means  [and
 includes any substance listed in section thirty-three hundred six of the

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


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