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New York Enacts New Boating-While-Intoxicated Legislation

New York Enacts New Boating-While-Intoxicated Legislation

By John McCurley On August 16, 2016, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Tiffany Heitkamp’s Law. The new legislation—which takes effect November 1, 2016—increases the boating-while-intoxicated (BWI) penalties for most offenders with prior drunk-driving convictions. In New York, anyone with a prior offense who’s convicted of either BWI or DWI is subject to greater penalties. But whether the prior offense was a BWI or a DWI can make a big difference. Under current New York law, a BWI conviction is punished…

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