2014 House Bill 5383

Expand drunk driving provisions to include illegal drugs

Introduced in the House

March 4, 2014

Introduced by Rep. Dan Lauwers (R-81)

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.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary

May 15, 2014

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

May 28, 2014

Substitute offered

To replace the previous version of the bill with one that has a narrower scope.

The substitute passed by voice vote

June 3, 2014

Amendment offered by Rep. Dan Lauwers (R-81)

To establish that if enacted the bill will go into effect 90 days afterwards.

The amendment passed by voice vote

Passed in the House 108 to 1 (details)

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

June 4, 2014

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary