senate Bill S1220

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides for the permanent disqualification of school bus drivers who fail a random alcohol or drug test in certain cases

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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Jan 08, 2021 referred to transportation

S1220 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §509-cc, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S5865
2019-2020: S1186

S1220 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the permanent disqualification of school bus drivers who fail a random alcohol or drug test in certain cases, under the code of federal regulations, where they have previously failed such test or met comparable criteria.

S1220 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1220 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1220
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- 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, in relation to  the  perma-
   nent disqualification of school bus drivers for failing a random alco-
   hol or drug test

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of  section  509-cc  of  the
 vehicle  and traffic law is amended by adding a new subparagraph (iv) to
 read as follows:
   (IV) WAS FOUND TO HAVE .04 OF ONE PER CENTUM  OR  MORE  BY  WEIGHT  OF
 ALCOHOL  IN  SUCH  PERSON'S  BLOOD  OR  A POSITIVE TEST FOR A CONTROLLED
 SUBSTANCE AS SHOWN BY A RANDOM ALCOHOL AND  CONTROLLED  SUBSTANCES  TEST
 ADMINISTERED  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH  PART  382 OF TITLE 49 OF THE CODE OF
 FEDERAL REGULATIONS, AS SUCH REGULATIONS MAY,  FROM  TIME  TO  TIME,  BE
 AMENDED; AND
   (1)  SUCH PERSON WAS FOUND WITHIN THE PRECEDING FIVE YEARS TO HAVE .04
 OF ONE PER CENTUM OR MORE BY WEIGHT OF ALCOHOL IN SUCH PERSON'S BLOOD OR
 A POSITIVE TEST FOR A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AS SHOWN BY A RANDOM  ALCOHOL
 AND  CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES TEST ADMINISTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH PART 382
 OF TITLE 49 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, AS SUCH REGULATIONS MAY,
 FROM TIME TO TIME, BE AMENDED; OR
   (2) SUCH PERSON HAS HAD A PRIOR REVOCATION OF THEIR  DRIVER'S  LICENSE
 RESULTING FROM REFUSAL TO SUBMIT TO A CHEMICAL TEST PURSUANT TO SUBDIVI-
 SION  TWO  OF  SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED NINETY-FOUR OF THIS CHAPTER WITHIN
 THE PRECEDING FIVE YEARS; OR
   (3) SUCH PERSON HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF A VIOLATION OF  ANY  SUBDIVISION
 OF  SECTION  ELEVEN  HUNDRED NINETY-TWO OF THIS CHAPTER NOT ARISING FROM
 THE SAME INCIDENT, WITHIN THE PRECEDING FIVE YEARS.  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,
 THE COMMISSIONER MAY WAIVE SUCH DISQUALIFICATION AS PROVIDED FOR IN THIS
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04512-01-1

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