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Drunk and Drugged Driving - Subsequent Offenders and Punitive Damages (Repeat Drunk Driving Offenders Act of 2017)

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Synopsis:Providing that a person who causes personal injury or wrongful death while operating or attempting to operate a motor vehicle and who has a specified alcohol concentration in the person's blood or breath or who refuses to submit to a specified test for alcohol concentration is liable for punitive damages under specified circumstances; requiring a party who seeks to recover punitive damages under the Act to plead specified facts with particularity; providing for a standard of proof of clear and convincing evidence for a claim of punitive damages; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:The President (By Request - Administration) and Senators Bates, Brochin, Cassilly, Eckardt, Edwards, Ferguson, Jennings, Mathias, Norman, Ready, Salling, Serafini, Simonaire, and Waugh
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: HB0371
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2017
By Request of the Governor
Judicial Proceedings  View Committee HearingJudiciary  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Vehicle Laws - Drunk Driving
Narrow Subject(s):Circuit Courts
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
District Courts
Drunk and Drugged Driving
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Article - Transportation
(1-101, 21-902, 27-101, 27-116)

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November 28, 2017 1:10 P.M.