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2013 House Bill 4093: Eliminate .08 BAC drunk driving sunset

Public Act 23 of 2013

Introduced by Rep. Andrea LaFontaine (R) on January 23, 2013 To eliminate the 2013 sunset on the .08 grams per 100 milliliters blood-alcohol-content (BAC) threshold for drunk driving offences. Under current law, on Oct. 1, 2013 the limit returns to .10 grams per 100 milliliters.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee on January 23, 2013
Reported in the House on February 20, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on March 19, 2013 To adopt a version of the bill that extends the sunset rather than eliminate it.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on March 19, 2013
Substitute offered by Rep. Jim Stamas (R) on March 19, 2013 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 19, 2013
Passed 110 to 0 in the House on March 20, 2013 To make permanent the 2003 decrease in the drunk driving intoxication threshold (from .10 to .08 grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood) mandated by the federal government as a condition of federal road funding. Under current law, on Oct. 1, 2013 the limit returns to .10 grams per 100 milliliters.
Received in the Senate on March 21, 2013
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 21, 2013
Reported in the Senate on April 10, 2013 With the recommendation that the bill pass..
Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on April 24, 2013 To make permanent the 2003 decrease in the drunk driving intoxication threshold (from .10 to .08 grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood) mandated by the federal government as a condition of federal road funding.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 9, 2013

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