SB0654 (CH0375)

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2015 Regular Session



Criminal Procedure - Immunity - Alcohol- or Drug-Related Medical Emergencies

Sponsored by:

Senator Muse


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 375

Synopsis:Establishing that the act of seeking assistance by a person who experiences a medical emergency after ingesting or using alcohol or drugs may be used as a mitigating factor in a criminal prosecution of the person; extending the applicability of specified immunity from a criminal arrest charge or prosecution and providing immunity when a person is reasonably believed to be experiencing a medical emergency rather than when the person is experiencing a medical emergency; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Senator Muse
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: HB1009
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2015
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Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Procedure
Narrow Subject(s):Alcoholic Beverages -see also- AB-By Subd; Subst Abuse; etc.
Controlled Dangerous Substances -see also- Drugs; Subst Abus
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Drugs -see also- Controlled Dangerous Sub; Substance Abuse
Emergency Medical Services
Equipment -see also- Motor Vehicle Equipment
Good Samaritan
Parole and Probation
Pretrial Detention or Release
Statutes:Article - Criminal Procedure

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