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HOUSE BILL NO. 718
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H0718................................by JUDICIARY, RULES AND ADMINISTRATION
SNOWMOBILES - DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE - Amends and adds to existing law
to provide that operating a snowmobile while under the influence of
alcohol, drugs and other intoxicating substance is punishable in the same
manner as operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fourth Legislature Second Regular Session - 1998
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 718
BY JUDICIARY, RULES AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO OPERATION OF A SNOWMOBILE; AMENDING SECTION 67-7110, IDAHO CODE,
3 TO STRIKE REFERENCE TO RESTRICTION UPON OPERATING A SNOWMOBILE WHILE UNDER
4 THE INFLUENCE OF INTOXICATING LIQUOR OR NARCOTICS OR HABIT-FORMING DRUGS;
5 AND AMENDING CHAPTER 71, TITLE 67, IDAHO CODE, BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW
6 SECTION 67-7114, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE THAT OPERATION OF A SNOWMOBILE
7 WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, DRUGS OR OTHER INTOXICATING SUB-
8 STANCE IS UNLAWFUL AND TO PROVIDE FOR ENFORCEMENT AND PENALTIES.
9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
10 SECTION 1. That Section 67-7110, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
11 amended to read as follows:
12 67-7110. RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or
13 operate any snowmobile:
14 (1) At a rate of speed greater than reasonable and prudent under the
15 existing conditions.
16 (2) While under the influence of intoxicating liquor or narcotics
17 or habit-forming drugs.
18 (3) In a negligent manner so as to endanger the person or property
19 of another, or to cause injury or damage to either, or to harass, chase or
20 annoy any wild game animals or birds or domestic animals.
21 ( 4 3 ) Without a lighted headlight and taillight
22 between the hours of dusk and dawn, or when upon or crossing any public road-
23 way or highway, or when otherwise required for the safety of others.
24 ( 5 4 ) Without an adequate braking device which
25 may be operated by either hand or foot.
26 ( 6 5 ) Without an adequate muffler, except when
27 used in conjunction with public racing events.
28 ( 7 6 ) Upon a public roadway or highway without a
29 valid motor vehicle operator's license, unless the public roadway or highway
30 is closed to other motor vehicle travel.
31 SECTION 2. That Chapter 71, Title 67, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
32 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION , to be
33 known and designated as Section 67-7114, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
34 67-7114. OPERATION UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, DRUGS OR ANY OTHER
35 INTOXICATING SUBSTANCE. It is unlawful for any person who is under the influ-
36 ence of alcohol, drugs or any other intoxicating substance, or who has an
37 alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more, as shown by analysis of his blood,
38 urine, or breath, to drive or be in actual physical control of a snowmobile
39 within this state. Procedure for enforcement and penalties for violation of
40 this section shall conform to enforcement and penalties as provided for the
41 operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs or
1 any other intoxicating substance as if the snowmobile were a motor vehicle.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this legislation is to increase the penalty for
operating a snowmobile while under the influence of intoxicating
liquor or narcotics or habit-forming drugs.
CONTACT: Representative Jim Clark
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/ FISCAL NOTE