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Speaker Matt
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« on: February 08, 2015, 02:02:02 pm »
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Responsible Drinking and Driving Act

1. All vehicle dealerships shall include a keychain breathalyzer machine to be attached on the keys with purchase of a vehicle.
2. This law shall go into effect upon passage.

Sponsor: Governor Sawx

Mr. Governor, you have 36 hours to begin advocating for this legislation.
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2015, 02:29:23 pm »
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I believe that giving people a breathalyzer with every car purchase will help diminish drunk driving. It essentially raises the question of "Are you too drunk to drive?" when you look at your keys, and having that question posed to them could cause people to actually not get behind the wheel of a car.

So yes, I proposed this bill to create a people-based solution to the problem of drunk driving, as opposed to a law-based one.
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2015, 06:43:34 pm »
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We had a spirited discussion about this bill in the thread that was deleted.  The one thing then Speaker SirNick and I were concerned about was cost.  Did we ever ascertain the cost and whether dealers were required to provide a disposable or permanent breathalyser?
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2015, 07:07:40 pm »
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I had mentioned (and I believe we had offered an amendment) to the effect of this in order to keep costs down and ensure that the units were ones that did not require refills or that were disposable:

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Responsible Drinking and Driving Act

1. All vehicle dealerships shall include a multiple-use keychain breathalyzer machine to be attached on the keys with purchase of a new vehicle.
2. "New" shall be defined as a vehicle with a year model of the current year, previous year or next year.
2. This law shall go into effect upon passage.
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2015, 07:41:01 pm »
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Yeah, we did have an amendment like that. I'll accept it as friendly.
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2015, 12:16:40 pm »
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Unless anyone has any objections to the cost with the included amendment, I will open up a final vote on this, later this afternoon.
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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2015, 02:32:31 am »
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I'm happy for a final vote
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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2015, 07:18:18 pm »
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Alright. A final vote is now open. The vote shall remain open for 48 hours, or until all representatives have voted (whichever comes first.) Representatives please vote: AYE, NAY, or Abstain.
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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2015, 07:24:40 pm »
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AYE
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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2015, 07:27:14 pm »
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AYE
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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2015, 07:45:52 pm »
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Abstain
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« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2015, 02:25:57 am »
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AYE
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« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2015, 09:49:47 pm »
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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2015, 03:47:16 pm »
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By a vote of 4-0-1, the bill has passed, and will be sent to the governor for his signature or veto.
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« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2015, 03:02:51 am »
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