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  • NJ A1266
  • Expands implied consent statute to include urine testing.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(1/27/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill expands the State's implied consent statute to include urine testing in addition to breath testing. Currently, suspected drunk drivers are deemed to have given their consent to take a breathalyzer test to determine their blood alcohol content. A person who refuses to take a breathalyzer test is charged with a separate offense and is subject to a license suspension of between seven months and one year for a first offense; two years for a second offense; and 10 years for a third or subsequent offense. The person also is subject to a fine of not less than $300 or more than $500 for a first offense; a fine of not less than $500 or more than $1,000 for a second offense; and a fine of $1,000 for a third or subsequent offense. Additionally, the person is subject to ignition interlock requirements. Under the provisions of this bill, a driver suspected of driving under the influence is deemed to have given consent to a urine test to determine the content of alcohol in the person's blood; or narcotic, hallucinogenic or habit-producing drug in the person's urine. A person who refuses to consent to a urine test is subject to penalties for refusing to give consent to a breathalyzer test.
Law and Public Safety
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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