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SB 545 (Beall) Vehicles: 24/7 Sobriety program

Position:Watch
Status:Appropriations
Summary:

This bill would authorize the court to order a person convicted of driving with 0.08% or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood participate and successfully complete a qualified “24/7 Sobriety program" as a condition of probation, if the program is available and deemed appropriate, and the person committed the crime within 10 years of one or more separate crimes described above that resulted in a conviction. The bill defines a “24/7 Sobriety program,” in part, as requiring a person in the program to abstain from alcohol and unauthorized controlled substances and be subject to frequent testing for alcohol and controlled substances. The bill would require a person participating in the program to pay the program costs, commensurate with the person’s ability to pay, as specified. The bill would require the Department of Motor Vehicles to establish statewide uniform collection and reporting of specified data about the 24/7 Sobriety program. The bill would authorize a county to establish a 24/7 Sobriety program.

More Info:Legislative Website Info
Last Updated:May 1, 2017