Requires the state liquor authority to provide not-for-profit establishments at least thirty days on all billing related matters.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to the number of prior suspensions needed to qualify for aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree and repealing subparagraph (iv) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 511 of such law relating thereto
PURPOSE: This bill decreases the number of prior suspensions needed to qualify for aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree from ten prior suspensions to five prior suspensions.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 511 (3)(a) of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, which is an element of aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree, is amended to require five or more suspensions for failure to answer, appear, or pay a fine rather than, ten or more separate suspensions.
JUSTIFICATION: Under this legislation a person may be prosecuted for aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree when such person has five or more suspensions for failure to answer, appear, or pay a fine. Under current law the person must have had ten such suspensions to be prosecuted for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree. The dangers posed by unlicensed drivers to pedestrians and other motorists in New York State are well documented. Numerous deaths have been caused by these drivers.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2002-2008: Passed Senate. 2009-10: Senate Transportation. 2011-12: Passed Senate.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first day of November next succeeding the date on which it shall have become law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1503 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 7, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sens. GRIFFO, LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Government Operations AN ACT directing the state liquor authority to exempt not-for-profit companies from the fifteen day billing cycle THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The commissioners of the state liquor authority are hereby directed to allow all not-for-profit establishments that are subject to the regulations of the authority at least 30 days for all billing proce- dures. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04534-01-1