HB 1622 Commercial vehicles; harmonizes penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) and commercial DUI.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)

Driving commercial vehicle while intoxicated; penalties. Harmonizes the penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) and commercial DUI. The bill imposes a $250 mandatory minimum fine for a first offense of commercial DUI and mandatory minimum sentences of five days if the person's blood alcohol level was at least 0.15 and 10 days if the person's blood alcohol level was more than 0.20. The bill increases from five to 20 days the mandatory minimum sentence for a second offense committed within five years, adds a 10-day mandatory minimum sentence for a second offense committed within five to 10 years, and imposes a $500 mandatory minimum fine for any second offense committed within a 10-year period. The bill also imposes additional mandatory minimum sentences for a second offense committed within 10 years of 10 days if the person's blood alcohol level was at least 0.15 and 20 days if the person's blood alcohol level was more than 0.20 as well as an additional $500 mandatory minimum fine. The bill raises the penalty for a third offense committed within 10 years from a Class 1 misdemeanor with a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 days, or 30 days if the three offenses were committed within five years, to a Class 6 felony with a mandatory minimum sentence of 90 days, or six months if the three offenses were committed within five years, and a mandatory minimum fine of $1,000. The bill adds a penalty for a fourth or subsequent offense committed within a 10-year period that includes a mandatory minimum sentence of one year and a mandatory minimum fine of $1,000. The bill also provides that a person convicted of commercial DUI after being convicted of certain felony DUI or DUI-related offenses is guilty of a Class 6 felony with a mandatory minimum sentence of one year and a mandatory minimum fine of $1,000. The bill also provides that the punishment for any person convicted of commercial DUI who was transporting a minor at the time of the offense shall include an additional mandatory minimum sentence of five days and an additional fine of at least $500 and no more than $1,000. Finally, the bill provides that the mandatory minimum punishments are cumulative and mandatory minimum sentences must be served consecutively.

Full text:
01/04/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102325D  pdf | impact statements
01/27/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17104830D-H1  pdf | impact statements
02/20/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1622ER)  pdf | impact statements
03/03/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0286)  pdf

Status:
01/04/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102325D
01/04/17  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/17  House: Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/23/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (10-Y 0-N)
01/27/17  House: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N)
01/27/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17104830D-H1
01/31/17  House: Read first time
02/01/17  House: Read second time
02/01/17  House: Committee substitute agreed to 17104830D-H1
02/01/17  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1622H1
02/02/17  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/02/17  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N)
02/03/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/08/17  Senate: Rereferred from Transportation (8-Y 0-N)
02/08/17  Senate: Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/13/17  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N)
02/14/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/15/17  Senate: Read third time
02/15/17  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/17  House: Enrolled
02/20/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1622ER)
02/20/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/21/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/21/17  House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/03/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 286 (effective 7/1/17)
03/03/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0286)