|SAME AS||SAME AS A08587|
|COSPNSR||ADDABBO, AVELLA, BRESLIN, HOYLMAN, LATIMER, O'BRIEN, PARKER, STAVISKY, TKACZYK|
|Amd S120.03, Pen L|
|Includes in the class E felony of vehicular assault in the second degree, the causing of serious physical injury or death to another person, while operating a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked license, or if he or she is unlicensed.|
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6386 IN SENATE January 21, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GIANARIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to including within the offense of vehicular assault in the second degree, the causing of serious injury or death while knowingly operating a motor vehicle with a revoked or suspended license or while not holding a license The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. Section 120.03 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 732 2 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows: 3 § 120.03 Vehicular assault in the second degree. 4 A person is guilty of vehicular assault in the second degree when he 5 or she causes: 6 1. serious physical injury to another person, and either: 7 [ (1)] (a) operates a motor vehicle in violation of subdivision two, 8 three, four or four-a of section eleven hundred ninety-two of the vehi- 9 cle and traffic law or operates a vessel or public vessel in violation 10 of paragraph (b), (c), (d) or (e) of subdivision two of section forty- 11 nine-a of the navigation law, and as a result of such intoxication or 12 impairment by the use of a drug, or by the combined influence of drugs 13 or of alcohol and any drug or drugs, operates such motor vehicle, vessel 14 or public vessel in a manner that causes such serious physical injury to 15 such other person, or 16 [ (2)](b) operates a motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating 17 of more than eighteen thousand pounds which contains flammable gas, 18 radioactive materials or explosives in violation of subdivision one of 19 section eleven hundred ninety-two of the vehicle and traffic law, and 20 such flammable gas, radioactive materials or explosives is the cause of 21 such serious physical injury, and as a result of such impairment by the 22 use of alcohol, operates such motor vehicle in a manner that causes such 23 serious physical injury to such other person, or 24 [ (3)] (c) operates a snowmobile in violation of paragraph (b), (c) or 25 (d) of subdivision one of section 25.24 of the parks, recreation and 26 historic preservation law or operates an all terrain vehicle as defined EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13383-02-4S. 6386 2 1 in paragraph (a) of subdivision one of section twenty-two hundred eight- 2 y-one of the vehicle and traffic law and in violation of subdivision 3 two, three, four, or four-a of section eleven hundred ninety-two of the 4 vehicle and traffic law, and as a result of such intoxication or impair- 5 ment by the use of a drug, or by the combined influence of drugs or of 6 alcohol and any drug or drugs, operates such snowmobile or all terrain 7 vehicle in a manner that causes such serious physical injury to such 8 other person. 9 If it is established that the person operating such motor vehicle, 10 vessel, public vessel, snowmobile or all terrain vehicle caused such 11 serious physical injury while unlawfully intoxicated or impaired by the 12 use of alcohol or a drug, then there shall be a rebuttable presumption 13 that, as a result of such intoxication or impairment by the use of alco- 14 hol or a drug, or by the combined influence of drugs or of alcohol and 15 any drug or drugs, such person operated the motor vehicle, vessel, 16 public vessel, snowmobile or all terrain vehicle in a manner that caused 17 such serious physical injury, as required by this [ section.] subdivi- 18 sion; or 19 2. serious physical injury or death to another person, while operating 20 a motor vehicle, knowing or having reason to know that his or her 21 license to or privilege to operate a motor vehicle is suspended or 22 revoked pursuant to subdivision two or three of section five hundred ten 23 or section five hundred ten-a of the vehicle and traffic law for conduct 24 relating to the operation of a motor vehicle, or knowing or having 25 reason to know that he or she is not duly licensed pursuant to article 26 nineteen of the vehicle and traffic law or is a non-resident who is not 27 licensed to operate a motor vehicle in the jurisdiction in which he or 28 she resides. 29 Vehicular assault in the second degree is a class E felony. 30 § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after 31 it shall have become a law.