SB 1498 Intoxicated drivers; punitive damages for persons injured.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)

Punitive damages for persons injured by intoxicated drivers; evidence. Extends to blood tests performed by the Department of Forensic Science pursuant to a search warrant the rebuttable presumption in civil cases for punitive damages for injuries caused by intoxicated drivers that provides that a person's blood alcohol level demonstrated by a test performed pursuant to the implied consent statute is at least as high as the driver's blood alcohol level at the time of the accident. The bill further 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.

Full text:
01/18/17  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 17100598D  pdf
02/06/17  Senate: Printed as engrossed 17100598D-E  pdf
02/20/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17105587D-H1  pdf
03/07/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1498ER)  pdf
03/20/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0671)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments

Status:
01/18/17  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 17100598D
01/18/17  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/01/17  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (15-Y 0-N)
02/03/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/06/17  Senate: Read second time
02/06/17  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/06/17  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/17  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1498E
02/06/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/17  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/17  Senate: Printed as engrossed 17100598D-E
02/08/17  House: Placed on Calendar
02/08/17  House: Read first time
02/08/17  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/17  House: Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
02/13/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
02/20/17  House: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N)
02/20/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17105587D-H1
02/21/17  House: Read second time
02/22/17  House: Read third time
02/22/17  House: Committee substitute agreed to 17105587D-H1
02/22/17  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1498H1
02/22/17  House: Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/22/17  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/23/17  Senate: House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/23/17  Senate: Title replaced 17105587D-H1
03/07/17  Senate: Enrolled
03/07/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1498ER)
03/07/17  House: Signed by Speaker
03/10/17  Senate: Signed by President
03/13/17  Senate: Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/13/17
03/13/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/20/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 671 (effective 7/1/17)
03/20/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0671)