Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Key Amendments Passed by Senate

Two important amendments were passed by the Senate in debate today, and are now part of a safe driving bill (S. 2290) which itself was passed by the Senate on a unanimous voice vote.

The first, which I co-sponsored with Senators Tisei, Knapik, and Hedlund, places into state law a prohibition on illegal or undocumented aliens being able to apply for a Massachusetts driver's license.

The second, which I authored and sponsored, would create a new category of motor vehicular homicide. This will give prosecutors a new tool to charge and punish those who drive recklessly and cause a death, with new penalties ranging from 2 1/2 to 10 years in prison.