House Transportation to consider alcohol-monitoring bracelets legislation

House Transportation to consider alcohol-monitoring bracelets legislation

The House Transportation committee will hold an informational hearing Monday on House Bill 916, which will mandate alcohol monitoring devices for repeat DUI offenders.
 
Introduced by Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) in March, the bill would require those with two driving under the influence convictions, or one pending adjudication following a prior conviction, within ten years, to be fitted for a continuous alcohol monitoring device. Defendants would have to pay for the device, like a SCRAM bracelet, and refrain from alcohol consumption for 90 days.
Friday, June 21, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
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Senate local radar bill gains restrictions in House committee, referred to floor

Senate local radar bill gains restrictions in House committee, referred to floor

As regularly as the seasons, legislators have introduced bills to enable local police use of radar.

A search of the Pennsylvania Legislative Services archive shows that going back to the 2001-2002 session, at least one bill, if not multiple versions, to expand access has been floated each session. The restriction to the State Police has been in place since the 1960s.

Friday, May 25, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Pennsylvania Judges and medical professionals tell House members more treatment will lead to less DUIs

Pennsylvania Judges and medical professionals tell House members more treatment will lead to less DUIs

The consensus among testifiers was for a greater focus on treatment and rehabilitation over incarceration during a joint House committee public hearing in Philadelphia Friday.

Both the Judiciary and Transportation committees allowed two judges, an addiction psychiatrist, a clerk of courts and police lieutenant to share the effects of current driving under the influence (DUI) laws and its related programs effects on repeat offenders.
Friday, April 20, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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