HB 299: Alcohol or Drug Impairment
GENERAL BILL by Rouson
Alcohol or Drug Impairment; Provides that person commits offenses of driving or boating while impaired if driver satisfies specified criteria relating to consumption of alcohol or controlled substances; provides that person commits offense of driving while impaired if person has in blood or urine certain controlled substances in specified circumstances; provides that person is entitled to affirmative defense to offense of driving while impaired if, under certain circumstances, person charged with offense introduced controlled substance into his or her body pursuant to prescription; provides that use of nonprescribed substance does not constitute affirmative defense; provides that legal use alcohol, controlled substances, etc. does not constitute defense against charge of driving while impaired; provides that person commits offense of use of firearm while impaired if person uses firearm & satisfies specified criteria relating to consumption of alcohol or controlled substances; revises amount of alcohol concentration that gives rise to presumption of impairment for purposes of offense.
Last Action: 5/2/2014 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF
• Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 29
• Introduced -HJ 28
• Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Companion bills that are identical word-for-word, not including titles. However, Resolutions and Concurrent Resolutions are considered identical if the only difference is the word "House" or "Senate."
Companion bills that are substantially similar in text or have substantial portions of text that are largely the same.
Bills that have selected provisions that are similar in text.
A bill that is contingent upon passage of another bill within the same chamber, e.g., a trust fund bill, a bill providing a public record exemption, or an implementing bill.
The page numbers, when listed, for citations are constantly under review. The journals or printed bills of the respective chambers should be consulted as the official documents of the Legislature.
The links for the page numbers are formatted to open the bill text PDF directly to the page containing the citation. However, if your browser is set to open PDFs in a new window, as is often the case with 64-bit browsers, the bill text will open to the first page.