MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) has named Assembly O’Scanlon it’s 2017 Legislator of the Year.
In recognition of your tireless efforts to advance the mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in 2017, we are pleased to announce that we are honoring you as a 2017 MADD Legislator of the Year.
We thank you for your unwavering leadership in authoring DWI reform ignition interlock legislation in A 4016.
MADD commends you for your dedication and leadership in advancing MADD’s mission. Thank you for your work in saving lives and in being a strong advocate for victims of impaired driving. Please do not hesitate to contact MADD with any questions.
A 4016 is legislation sponsored by O’Scanlon that would reduce the time a first time DUI offenders would have their drivers licenses suspended and requires the installation of an ignition interlock device in the offender’s car. The bill has cleared the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee but has yet to be voted on in the full Assembly. A similar bill has been assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee, but has yet to have a hearing.
O’Scanlon plans to push for the bills passage in both chambers during the legislature’s lame duck session after election day.
“This bill will save lives by preventing problem drinkers from operating their vehicles while requiring an appropriate punishment that does not hamper the offenders’ ability to get their lives in order,” O’Scanlon said. “I appreciate MADD’s partnership on this issue and I am humbled by their recognition.”