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  • NJ A1263
  • Establishes per se standard for driving under influence of inhalant; designated as "Kimmie's Law."
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(1/27/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill establishes a per se standard for driving while under the influence of an inhalant. Inhalant abuse is commonly referred to as "huffing." A per se standard is a zero tolerance law, making it illegal to drive with any amount of a prohibited substance in the person's system. Under the provisions of this bill, a person is deemed to be under the influence of an inhalant if there is any amount of an inhalant or other substance containing a chemical capable of releasing any toxic vapors or fumes for the purpose of inducing a condition of intoxication, such as glue, cement, aerosol, or any other substance containing certain chemical compounds in the person's blood. It is an affirmative defense under the bill if the person charged with driving under the influence of an inhalant was issued a prescription by an authorized licensed health professional and inhaled the substance in accordance with the health professional's directions. This bill is designated as "Kimmie's Law" in recognition of Kimberly Goupil, of Hampton Township, New Jersey, who was 16 years old when she was killed in a car accident by a driver who was under the influence of inhalants.
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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