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Senate Bill 0274


Senate Bill 0274

ARCHIVE (2012)

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DIGEST OF SB 274 (Updated March 1, 2012 10:51 am - DI 84)


Immunity for certain alcohol offenses. Prohibits a law enforcement officer from taking a person into custody for a crime of public intoxication or minor possession, consumption, or transportation of an alcoholic beverage if the officer, after making a reasonable determination and considering the facts and surrounding circumstances, 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. Specifies that a person may not bring an action against a law enforcement officer based on the officer's compliance with or failure to comply with this prohibition. Provides that a person meeting these conditions is immune from criminal prosecution for public intoxication or minor possession, consumption, or transportation of an alcoholic beverage.
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