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House Bill 1245

House Bill 1245

ARCHIVE (2012)

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Immunity for certain alcohol offenses. Prohibits a law enforcement officer from taking a person into custody for certain crimes involving alcoholic beverages if the officer, after considering the facts and surrounding circumstances and making a reasonable determination, reasonably believes that: (1) the officer has contact with the person because the person requested emergency medical assistance, or acted in concert with another person who requested emergency medical assistance, for an individual who reasonably appeared in need of medical assistance due to alcohol consumption; and (2) the person meets other requirements. Provides that a person meeting these conditions is immune from criminal prosecution for certain offenses involving alcoholic beverages arising from the incident. Requires a prosecuting attorney to withhold prosecution for certain crimes involving alcoholic beverages against a person who: (1) received medical assistance due to alcohol consumption in response to a request for medical assistance by another person; and (2) agrees to a pretrial diversion program in which the person, not later than 90 days after the initial hearing, completes an alcohol education program and 20 hours of community service. Establishes requirements concerning the pretrial diversion program. Makes technical corrections.
Current Status:
In Committee - first House
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