Operating while intoxicated

S.E.A. 201, P.L. 49 Effective: July 1, 2021 Provides a defense to prosecution for a person who operates a vehicle with marijuana or its metabolite in the person's blood under certain conditions. Read the bill at: … [Read more...]

Operating while intoxicated

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 201 sponsored by Rep. John Young regarding operating while intoxicated. The bill provides a defense to prosecution for a person who operates a vehicle with marijuana or its metabolite in the person’s blood when the … [Read more...]

Operating while intoxicated

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 201 on operating while intoxicated authored by Sen. M. Young.  The bill provides a defense to prosecution for a person who operates a vehicle with marijuana or its metabolite in the person's blood when the … [Read more...]

Criminal law issues

S.E.A. 335, P.L. 142 Effective: July 1, 2020 [relevant sections] Provides that, if certain criminal penalties are increased (or, in the case of an infraction, imposed) due to a prior conviction or infraction committed by a defendant, the new offense must have been … [Read more...]

Motor vehicle and criminal law issues

H.E.A. 1157, P.L. 110 Effective: July 1, 2020 Increases the penalty for numerous motor vehicle violations from a Class C infraction to a Class A infraction if the violation results in bodily injury. Requires the bureau of motor vehicles (bureau) to remove any record … [Read more...]

Marijuana quantities

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard SB 236 on marijuana quantities authored by Sen. Young. The bill specifies, for purposes of operating while intoxicated, a minimum amount of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and the manner in which a chemical test … [Read more...]

Summons to appear for a misdemeanor

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1076 concerning summons to appear for a misdemeanor authored by Rep. Pryor.  The bill was initially heard on Jan. 15, sets forth requirements for issuing summons in lieu of arrest. Testimony was received from the … [Read more...]

Traffic crimes

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 186 on traffic crimes, sponsored by Rep. McNamara. This bill provides: an operator of a motor vehicle who operates a motor vehicle after the operator's driving privileges have been suspended or revoked and causes … [Read more...]