SB 861 Modifies provisions relating to alcohol-related offenses
Sponsor: Shoemyer
LR Number: 3550S.04C Fiscal Note: 3550-04
Committee: Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 5/16/2008 - S Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 861-Shoemyer, with SCS Journal Page:
Title: SCS SB 861 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: Emergency Clause

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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 861 - This act redefines the term "intoxication-related traffic offense" to include certain traffic offenses involving alcohol regardless of whether the defendant was represented by or waived the right to an attorney in writing. This term is used in the provisions providing enhanced penalties for persons who commit multiple intoxication-related traffic offenses.

This act specifies that a conviction or a plea of guilty or a finding of guilty followed by a suspended imposition of sentence, suspended execution of sentence, probation or parole or any combination thereof in a municipal court shall be treated as a prior conviction.

This act contains an emergency clause.