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2014 House Bill 5383: Expand drunk driving provisions to include illegal drugs
Introduced by Rep. Dan Lauwers R-Brockway on March 4, 2014
To permit expert witness testimony concerning chemical testing and custody of evidence to be provided by video communication in preliminary examinations and criminal trials. Also, to authorize a judge or district court magistrate under specified circumstances to release a defendant whose preliminary chemical test reveals the presence of a controlled substance.   Official Text and Analysis.
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-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on May 28, 2014
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that has a narrower scope.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 28, 2014
Amendment offered by Rep. Dan Lauwers R-Brockway 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
To allow a court to suspend the drivers license of a person released on bail pending arraignment for a drugged driving arrest, the same as with drunk driving cases. See also House Bill 5385.
Received in the Senate on June 4, 2014
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 4, 2014

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