S.E.A. 479, P.L. 123
Effective: July 1, 2017
Provides that a person who commits a Class A misdemeanor or a felony by failing to comply with the duties of the operator of a motor vehicle involved in an accident commits a separate offense for each person whose serious bodily injury or death is caused by the person’s failure to comply with those duties.
Provides that it is a Level 4 felony (instead of a Level 5 felony) for a vehicle operator to cause the death of another person when: (1) the vehicle operator’s blood or breath has a certain alcohol concentration; (2) the vehicle operator’s blood contains a controlled substance or its metabolite; or (3) the vehicle operator is intoxicated; if, in addition, the vehicle operator causes the death of the other person when the driving privileges of the vehicle operator are suspended under the habitual traffic violator law.
Permits a court to impose consecutive terms of imprisonment on a person who commits multiple offenses of failing to comply with the duties of the operator of a motor vehicle involved in an accident resulting in serious bodily injury or death, and that the consecutive terms are not subject to certain sentencing limitations that otherwise apply.
The full law is available at: https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2017/bills/senate/479