There is a new bill that has been introduced to congress that is trying to delay the new 0.05% BAC Utah DUI Law that goes into effect on New Year’s Eve this year.
According to Fox 13:
Rep. Karen Kwan, D-Taylorsville, introduced House Bill 345 last week, which delays Utah’s new .05 DUI law until at least 2022. It also includes some changes making it so immigrant drivers are not barred from getting their licenses.
“We don’t know what’s going to happen with this,” said Rep. Kwan. “We don’t know implementation, how we’re going to do that. The policy, I think the policy is a bad one anyways.”
Rep. Kwan had originally threatened to repeal the law altogether, but said she does not believe that will get through the legislature.
“I think that it’s bad policy, I think it’s not sound policy,” she told FOX 13. “But I’m not sure there’s a political will in Utah to do that.”
The 0.05% DUI bill that passed through Utah legislation last year is the toughest DUI law in the country.
The sponsor of the law Rep. Norm Thurston, R-Provo has already made changes to the law to help protect people who have conceal and carry gun permits, but he believes the new law should have already gone into effect a long time ago.
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