HB 3815

83(R) - 2013
Criminal Justice

Vote Recommendation

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Stefani Carter

Bill Caption

Relating to the suspension of a person's driver's license or permit on conviction of a fifth offense relating to the operating of a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication is anticipated on the State or local governments.

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 3815 mandates the suspension of an individual's driver's license for ten years if this individual has been convicted four or more times for DWI-related offenses.

Analysis: HB 3815 would elevate the consequences of a very serious offense after repeated convictions for the same. An individual who has multiple convictions for drunk driving clearly has not been deterred from continuing to commit the same offense. This would create a higher degree of responsibility on the part of the individual upon a fifth conviction. We support HB 3815.