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Alix's Law Remains Stalled

Chris Caya

With the legislative session in Albany winding down - members of the local delegation are once again pushing Alix's Law. It's named after Alix Rice of Amherst who was struck and killed by a drunk a driver while the 18-year-old was skateboarding in 2011.

But some state lawmakers, including Assemblymember Jane Corwin (R-Clarence) say, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has kept the bill from the floor. Alix's mother, Tammy Schueler said, the law means the world to her.

"I'm not asking that this law be passed. I'm asking it to be put to a vote. That's all I want. Let the representation of the people of this state make the decision. Not Sheldon Silver."

Assemblymember Ray Walter (R-Amherst) says, the law would close a loop-hole that allows hit-and-run drivers to literally get away with murder.

Alix's Law has bi-partisan support among local lawmakers. It has already passed the Senate.