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A02596 Summary:

BILL NOA02596
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORPretlow
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 1194, add 1194-b, V & T L
 
Establishes a statewide toll-free office of court administration hotline for use by police officers seeking court orders to compel persons to submit to a blood test.
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A02596 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A2596
 
SPONSOR: Pretlow
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to establishing a statewide toll-free office of court administration hotline for use by police officers seeking court orders to compel persons to submit to a blood test   PURPOSE: This bill will establish a statewide toll-free office of court adminis- tration hotline for use by police officers seeking court orders to compel persons who refuse to take a field sobriety test to submit to a blood test within an hour.   JUSTIFICATION: On September 27th 2009 Vionique Valnord was struck and killed by an off duty police officer who was driving while allegedly intoxicated. The officer refused to take a field sobriety test at the scene of the acci- dent; 7 hours later he submitted to take a blood test that would come back at a reading of zero due to the amount of time that lapsed from when the accident occurred. Delaying a chemical analysis has been used long enough for those who play the system. Passage of this bill would close any inconsistencies in the law and mandate this test be done with- in a timely manner.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A1761 2017/2018 referred to transportation A3858 3013-14 referred to transportation A9473 2010 01/06/10 referred to transportation 01/07/15 referred to children and families 01/06/16 referred to children and families   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law, except that any rules and regulations necessary for the timely implementation of this act on its effective date shall be promulgated on or before such date.
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