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HB19-1146:Tandem DUI Per Se

Criminal Legal Reform
Bill Number: HB19-1146
Year: 2019
ACLU Position: Oppose
Sponsors: D. Roberts / H. McKean


The bill adds a new traffic offense of tandem DUI per se if a peace
officer has evidence to believe that a driver had consumed alcohol or
drugs, that the driver was substantially incapable of safely operating a
vehicle, and that the driver had any measurable amount of a drug in his
or her blood or oral fluid. The penalties for tandem DUI per se are the
same as for DUI. The bill repeals the 5 nanogram THC threshold for the
presumption that a driver is under the influence of marijuana.
The bill makes conforming amendments.

Current Status:

House Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (02/12/2019)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (01/29/2019)

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