Bill Text: NY S00453 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Enacts Abbagail's law prohibiting supervising drivers from acting under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and subjects them to criminal charges.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-09 - REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION [S00453 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S00453-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                           453
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                       (Prefiled)
                                     January 9, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  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 acting as  a
          supervising driver while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as  "Abbagail's
     2  Law".
     3    §  2.  The  vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section
     4  1192-b to read as follows:
     5    § 1192-b. Supervising a driver while under the  influence  of  alcohol
     6  and/or drugs. 1. No person shall act as a supervising driver pursuant to
     7  section  five  hundred one or five hundred one-b of this chapter if such
     8  person would be in violation of subdivision one,  two,  three,  four  or
     9  four-a of section eleven hundred ninety-two of this article if he or she
    10  were operating the vehicle.
    11    Supervising a driver while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
    12  shall be a class A misdemeanor.
    13    2.  Aggravated supervising a driver while under the influence of alco-
    14  hol and/or drugs. No person shall act as a supervising  driver  pursuant
    15  to  section  five  hundred  one or five hundred one-b of this chapter if
    16  such person would be in violation of subdivision two-a of section eleven
    17  hundred ninety-two of this article if he or she were operating the vehi-
    18  cle.
    19    Aggravated supervising a driver while under the influence  of  alcohol
    20  and/or drugs shall be a class E felony.
    21    §  3.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
    22  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00482-01-9
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