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SB 1810: Driving a Motor Vehicle While Impaired

GENERAL BILL by Wise

Driving a Motor Vehicle While Impaired; Providing that a person commits the offense of driving while impaired and is subject to punishment for such violation if the person is driving a motor vehicle and satisfies the specified criteria relating to the consumption of alcohol, controlled substances, or other impairing substances; providing that a person is entitled to an affirmative defense to the offense of driving while impaired if the person charged with the offense of driving while impaired introduced a controlled substance into his or her body pursuant to a prescription issued by a licensed health professional who is authorized to prescribe the controlled substance and if the person consumed the controlled substance in accordance with the health professional’s directions; providing that the use of a nonprescribed substance does not constitute an affirmative defense for a person who has a prescription for another substance, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - Died in Transportation
Location: In committee/council (TR)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Transportation (TR)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Budget (BC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/7/2012 Senate • Filed
1/17/2012 Senate • Referred to Transportation; Judiciary; Budget -SJ 236
• Introduced -SJ 236
3/9/2012 Senate • Died in Transportation