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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2188        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2191


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Bradley H. Jones, Jr.


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act preventing driving under the influence.






Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

4th Hampden

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2188        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2191

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2191) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to driving under the influence.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act preventing driving under the influence.


              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

              Section 1.  Section 24 of Chapter 90 of the General Laws, as most recently amended Section 63 of Chapter 256 of the Acts of 2010, is hereby amended by inserting at the end of the first paragraph of Subsection (1)a(1) the following new language: -

              Whoever, upon any way or in any place to which the public has a right of access, or upon any way or in any place to which members of the public have access as invitees or licensees, operates a motor vehicle with a percentage, by weight, of alcohol in their blood of fifteen one-hundredths or greater, as determined by analysis of his breath, shall be immediately taken into custody and subject to imprisonment for 48 hours.


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