THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

365

THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2023

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 291E, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part IV to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"291E-   Operating a vehicle while impaired. (a) A person commits the offense of operating a vehicle while impaired if the person operates or assumes actual physical control of a vehicle while having a blood alcohol content equal to or greater than .05 grams but less than .08 grams of alcohol per one hundred milliliters or cubic centimeters of blood, or .05 grams but less than .08 grams of alcohol per two hundred ten liters of breath.

(b) A person committing the offense of operating a vehicle while impaired shall be fined $          .

(c) The penalty established under this section shall be in addition to any other penalty established and imposed under this chapter.

(d) The department of transportation may implement administrative actions against any person who violates this section."

SECTION 2. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun before its effective date.

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on January 1, 2024.


 


 

Report Title:

Impaired Driving; Blood Alcohol Content; Prohibited; Penalties

 

Description:

Establishes the offense of operating a vehicle while impaired, and penalties. Authorizes the Department of Transportation to take administrative action. Takes effect 1/1/2024. (SD1)

 

 

 

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