S. 3177 (101st): A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, relating to common carriers being operated by individuals under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Oct 10, 1990 (101st Congress, 1989–1990)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Rudolph “Rudy” Boschwitz
Senator from Minnesota

This bill was introduced on October 10, 1990, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Oct 10, 1990
Referred to Committee Oct 10, 1990

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Amends the Federal criminal code to include among those subject to penalties of up to 15 years' imprisonment, fines, or both, for operation of a common carrier under the influence of alcohol or drugs, individuals who operate or direct the operation of such carriers while having in their system:
(1) a blood alcohol content of .02 percent or more; and
(2) a quantity of alcohol or a controlled substance sufficient to impair the perception, mental processes, or motor functions of the average individual.
Makes the provisions of this Act inapplicable to violations occurring before enactment of this Act.

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