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2014 House Bill 5385: Expand drunk driving provisions to include illegal drugs
  1. Introduced by Rep. Dan Lauwers (R) on March 4, 2014, to expand the law that requires a person arrested for drunk driving to take a chemical test so that it also applies to drug tests.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on March 4, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on May 15, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on May 28, 2014. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 28, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on May 28, 2014, to repeal the provision of law that imposes driver license "points" for traffic infractions, with license suspensions for having 12 or more points in two years. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 28, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Dan Lauwers (R) on June 3, 2014, to establish that if enacted the bill will go into effect 90 days afterwards. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 3, 2014.
  2. Passed 101 to 8 in the House on June 3, 2014, to expand the law that requires a person stopped for drunk driving to take a breathalyzer or field sobriety test so that it also applies to suspected driving while drugged. The bill would not authorize the use of a roadside saliva test, which has been challenged as inaccurate.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on June 4, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 4, 2014.

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