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HF 58

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 01/13/2017 09:58am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; providing for a study of the measurement of controlled
substance level of persons stopped or arrested for driving while impaired.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginDWI STUDY; MEASUREMENT OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
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new text begin (a) The commissioner of public safety, in consultation with stakeholders and experts,
shall study and report on the use of screening tests that measure the controlled substance
level of a person stopped or arrested for driving while impaired. The commissioner shall
also study the threshold measurement level for the legal impairment of persons who are
driving under the influence of a controlled substance. The study must include the
identification, review, and evaluation of:
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new text begin (1) controlled substance screening tests, including at a minimum oral fluid roadside
tests;
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new text begin (2) the measured amount of a controlled substance in a driver's blood or urine that is the
legal threshold for impairment of the driver;
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new text begin (3) the practices and laws in other states for drug screening tests and measurement of
controlled substances in persons driving while impaired by controlled substances; and
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new text begin (4) any other necessary information relating to the measurement of controlled substances
in persons who are driving under the influence of a controlled substance.
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new text begin (b) The commissioner shall submit a report of its study by March 15, 2017, to the chairs
and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over public
safety.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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