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House Bill 1421


House Bill 1421

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Prohibition on purchase of alcohol. Requires a person convicted of operating while intoxicated within the previous two years to surrender the person's driver's license to the bureau of motor vehicles and be issued a "recently convicted drunk driver's license", which bears a clearly visible red diagonal bar across the face of the license containing the words "no alcohol sales". Provides that the bureau may print the information contained on a recently convicted drunk driver's license perpendicular to the bottom edge of the license. Makes it a Class B misdemeanor for a person convicted of operating while intoxicated in the previous two years (defined as a "recently convicted drunk driver") to purchase an alcoholic beverage, and increases the penalty to a Class A misdemeanor if the person has a prior conviction within the past five years. Makes it a Class C misdemeanor for a person to knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly sell an alcoholic beverage to a recently convicted drunk driver, and increases the penalty to a Class B misdemeanor if the person has a prior conviction within the past five years. Provides a defense for the sale of alcohol to a recently convicted drunk driver if the purchaser presented the seller with apparently valid identification.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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