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General Assembly



February Session, 2012

LCO No. 4616



Offered by:


SEN. BOUCHER, 26th Dist.


To: House Bill No. 5389

File No. 597

Cal. No. 430

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2012) In any criminal prosecution for a violation of subsection (a) of section 14-227a of the general statutes, it shall not be a defense to a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug, or both, that the operator of such motor vehicle is a qualifying patient, as defined in section 1 of this act, who voluntarily ingested marijuana and then operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of such marijuana, but did so pursuant to a written certification from his or her physician authorizing the palliative use of marijuana. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

October 1, 2012

New section