“Tiffany’s Law” Passes New York Senate
A bill named after the Syracuse woman killed while riding with a drunk boater has passed in the New York Senate.
Tiffany’s Law is named after Tiffany Heitkamp, who was killed in 2006. The boat’s driver had other alcohol-related driving convictions, but could only be charged as a BWI first offender.
The law links Driving, Boating and Snowmobiling While Intoxicated charges together, requiring all prior charges to be considered when sentencing BWI convictions.
The bill is now headed to the Assembly.