HB 2327 Driving under influence of alcohol; implied consent, refusal of blood or breath tests.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)

DUI; implied consent; refusal of blood or breath tests. Eliminates the criminal penalties for refusing to submit to a blood test to determine the alcohol or drug content of a defendant's blood upon arrest for a DUI-related offense under the law on implied consent. The bill also increases to a Class 1 misdemeanor the criminal penalty for refusing to submit to a breath test under the law on implied consent for an offense committed within 10 years of a prior offense of refusal or of another DUI-related offense. The bill also extends to blood tests performed by the Department of Forensic Science pursuant to a search warrant the rebuttable presumption that a person is intoxicated based on the person's blood alcohol level demonstrated by such tests. The bill also provides that an application for a search warrant to perform a blood test on a person suspected of committing a DUI-related offense shall be given priority over other matters pending before the judge or magistrate. Finally, the bill establishes a rebuttable presumption applicable in a civil case for punitive damages for injuries caused by an intoxicated driver that a person who has consumed alcohol knew or should have known that his ability to drive was or would be impaired by such consumption. This bill is in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Birchfield v. North Dakota, 136 S. Ct. 2160 (2016). The bill contains an emergency clause.

Full text:
01/13/17  House: Presented and ordered printed 17100553D  pdf | impact statements
02/03/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17105153D-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/15/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17105455D-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/24/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2327ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/16/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0623)  pdf

Status:
01/13/17  House: Presented and ordered printed 17100553D
01/13/17  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/17  House: Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/01/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (11-Y 0-N)
02/03/17  House: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (20-Y 0-N)
02/03/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17105153D-H1
02/04/17  House: Read first time
02/06/17  House: Read second time
02/06/17  House: Committee substitute agreed to 17105153D-H1
02/06/17  House: Emergency clause added
02/06/17  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2327H1
02/07/17  House: Read third time and passed House (96-Y 1-N)
02/07/17  House: VOTE: PASSAGE EMERGENCY (96-Y 1-N)
02/08/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/17  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/15/17  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/15/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17105455D-S1
02/17/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/20/17  Senate: Read third time
02/20/17  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/20/17  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 17105455D-S1
02/20/17  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2327S1
02/20/17  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/17  House: Placed on Calendar
02/21/17  House: Senate substitute agreed to by House 17105455D-S1 (97-Y 0-N)
02/21/17  House: VOTE: ADOPTION EMERGENCY (97-Y 0-N)
02/24/17  House: Enrolled
02/24/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2327ER)
02/24/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/24/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/28/17  House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
02/28/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/16/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 623 (effective 3/16/17)
03/16/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0623)