Senator Gianaris on the Epidemic of Suspended Drivers Injuring, Killing Innocent People

Senator Michael Gianaris announced that his proposal stiffening penalties on drivers without valid licenses who kill or injure passed the State Senate today. The legislation (S.3299) passed the Senate unanimously. Senator Gianaris first introduced the bill following the 2013 death of eight-year-old Noshat Nahian and redoubled his efforts following the tragic death of Ridgewood teen Kevin Flores this past January. The bill now awaits action in the State Assembly, where it sits in the Codes committee.