Alix's Law Passes NYS Senate

March 19, 2013 Updated Mar 19, 2013 at 11:24 PM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

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Alix's Law Passes NYS Senate

March 19, 2013 Updated Mar 19, 2013 at 11:24 PM EDT

Albany, NY (WKBW) - A proposed law named in memory of Alexandria "Alix" Rice is one step closer to being put on the books.

"Alix's Law" was passed in the New York State Senate on Tuesday.

The legislation would not allow a suspect to be cleared of leaving the scene of an accident, even if they claim they did not know they hit something.

18-year-old Alix Rice was killed by Doctor James Corasanti in a hit-and-run accident in the summer of 2011.

Despite being convicted of DWI, he was not convicted of leaving the scene of an accident.

The law was passed in the State Senate last year, but stalled out in the Assembly.