Maine LD 69: An Act To Require Drug Testing of the Driver of a Motor Vehicle Involved in a Fatal Accident

LD 69 (subjects: OPERATING UNDER INFLUENCE , DRUGS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=69&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Lori Fowle of Vassalboro: (D – District 80) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

8 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/20/2015 House Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
1/22/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Rosen of Hancock, REFERRED to the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety, in concurrence.
3/31/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
4/1/2015 House Committee on Bills in the Second Reading Reports no further verbal amendments necessary Representative McLEAN of Gorham, Chair, House of Representatives Report Accepted.
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-25).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/2/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (H-25) READ and ADOPTED , in concurrence.
ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING NEXT LEGISLATIVE DAY.
4/7/2015 Senate COMMITTEE ON BILLS IN THE SECOND READING REPORTS NO FURTHER VERBAL AMENDMENTS NECESSARY, Senator Saviello, Senate Chair. REPORT ACCEPTED.
READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-25), in concurrence.
Ordered sent down forthwith.
4/9/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/14/2015 Senate On motion by Senator COLLINS of York PLACED ON THE SPECIAL HIGHWAY TABLE pending ENACTMENT
7/16/2015 Senate The Bill was in the possession of the Senate when the Legislature adjourned Sine Die and was placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 69 as originally introduced. L.D. 69 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (H-25) .

An Act To Require Drug Testing of the Driver of a Motor Vehicle Involved in a Fatal Accident

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA 2522, sub- 2, as amended by PL 2003, c. 565, 1, is further amended to read:

2. Administration of test. The investigating law enforcement officer shall cause a blood test and a breath test or another chemical test to be administered to the operator of the motor vehicle as soon as practicable following the accident and may also cause a breath test or another chemical test to be administered if the officer determines appropriate. The operator shall submit to and complete all tests administered. Except as otherwise provided in this section, testing must be conducted in accordance with section 2521.

Summary

Current law requires a law enforcement officer investigating a motor vehicle accident that has resulted in, or may result in, a death to require the operator of a motor vehicle to submit to a blood test. If the investigating officer determines it to be appropriate, the officer may require that operator to also submit to a breath test or chemical test to determine the operator???s alcohol level or the presence of a drug or drug metabolite.

This bill requires the investigating officer to require the operator of a motor vehicle involved in an accident that results in, or may result in, death to submit to a breath test or chemical test to determine the alcohol level or the presence of a drug or drug metabolite.

Patterns of Support

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


This information about LD 69 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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