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H.R. 514 (116th): Abbas Stop Drunk Driving Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 11, 2019 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 514

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 11, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Transportation to prescribe a motor vehicle safety standard requiring motor vehicles to be equipped with an ignition interlock device that prevents a vehicle from being operated if the operator is intoxicated.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Abbas Stop Drunk Driving Act.

2.

Ignition interlock devices

(a)

In general

Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall prescribe a motor vehicle safety standard under chapter 301 of title 49, United States Code, that requires a motor vehicle to be equipped with an ignition interlock device that—

(1)

determines the blood alcohol concentration of the operator of the vehicle; and

(2)

if the blood alcohol concentration determined by the device is equal to or greater than the blood alcohol concentration specified in section 163(a) of title 23, United States Code, prevents the vehicle from being operated.

(b)

Definitions

In this section, the terms motor vehicle and motor vehicle safety standard have the meanings given such terms in section 30102 of title 49, United States Code.