SB 226 Modifies various provisions relating to the administration of intoxication-related traffic offenses
Sponsor: Stouffer
LR Number: 1107L.04C Fiscal Note: 1107-04
Committee: Transportation
Last Action: 5/8/2007 - Reported Do Pass H Rules Committee Journal Page: H1619
Title: HCS SCS SB 226 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: Varies
House Handler: St. Onge

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HCS/SCS/SB 226 - This act modifies various provisions relating to drunk driving offenses.

NON-ALCOHOLIC SWABS - This act removes the requirement contained in section 577.029 that when blood is drawn for analysis of alcohol content, a non-alcoholic swab shall be used (section 577.029).

Under this act, persons convicted of an intoxication-related traffic offense may not operate a motor vehicle without a certified ignition interlock device. The device must be used for a period of 12 months from the date of reinstatement of his or her driver's license (section 577.600).

This act requires courts to forward alcohol- or drug-related driving offense dispositions to the Department of Revenue within seven days and requires the Department of Revenue to then forward the information to the Missouri State Highway Patrol within fifteen days. The proposal removes a conflict between Sections 302.225 and 577.051, RSMo, and reflects current practices.

STEPHEN WITTE