S. 979: Drunk Driving Repeat Offender Prevention Act of 2013

Introduced:
May 16, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Frank Lautenberg
Senator from New Jersey
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 16, 2013
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
S. 273 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 03, 2011

H.R. 1665 (Related)
Drunk Driving Repeat Offender Prevention Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 23, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on May 16, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced May 16, 2013
Referred to Committee May 16, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

4% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

A bill to amend chapter 1 of title 23, United States Code, to condition the receipt of certain highway funding by States on the enactment and enforcement by States of certain laws to prevent repeat intoxicated driving.

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Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (2D) (show)
Committees

Senate Environment and Public Works

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5/16/2013--Introduced.
Drunk Driving Repeat Offender Prevention Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) to withhold specified graduated percentages of a state's apportionment of certain federal-aid highway funds for FY2015-FY2017 if the state has not enacted and is not enforcing a law requiring the installation of an ignition interlock device for a minimum of 180 days on each motor vehicle operated by an individual convicted of driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence.
Defines "driving while intoxicated" and "driving under the influence" as driving or being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle while having a blood alcohol concentration greater than or equal to the lesser of: (1) the blood alcohol concentration limit of the state in which the individual is driving; or (2) 0.08%.
Requires an ignition interlock device to: (1) require a driver to provide a breath sample before the motor vehicle starts, and (2) prevent a motor vehicle from starting if the alcohol concentration of the driver is above the legal limit.

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