For the 2021 Tennessee legislative session, these are the bills MADD Tennessee is following:

WE SUPPORT:

2021 Support BUI bill HB0679_SB0246 web versionHB0679 (Carr)/SB0246 (Massey)
As introduced, aligns penalties for boating under the influence with the penalties for driving under the influence; clarifies that the offenses of vehicular assault, aggravated vehicular assault, vehicular homicide, and aggravated vehicular homicide may be committed by a person boating under the influence.

This bill passed and was signed into law to be effective July 1, 2021!

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HB0606 (Lamberth)/SB0652 (Bowling)
As introduced, requires a person convicted of vehicular homicide that was the proximate result of the person’s intoxication to serve 100 percent of the sentence imposed before becoming eligible for parole, with no more than 15 percent in sentence reduction credits; applies to offenses committed on or after July 1, 2021.

This bill did not pass for the 2021 session, but will be reviewed again in the 2022 session beginning January 2022.

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Support HB1188 (Garrett)_ SB0882 (Stephens) web versionSB0882 (Stevens)/HB1188 (Garrett)
As introduced, requires a court, in setting bail for a defendant charged with driving under the influence of an intoxicant or another offense in which alcohol was involved, to require the person to operate only a motor vehicle equipped with a functioning ignition interlock device unless such an order would not be in the best interest of justice.

This bill did not pass for the 2021 session, but will be reviewed again in the 2022 session beginning January 2022.

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2021 Support HB0150_ SB0157 web version

HB0150 (Zachary)/SB0157 (Briggs)
As introduced, broadens offense of property owner allowing an “underage adult” to consume alcohol to apply to all minors; sets a mandatory fine for convictions offenses related to providing alcohol to minors.

This bill passed and was signed into law to be effective July 1, 2021!

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WE OPPOSE:

Oppose HB0683 (Beck)_ SB0979 (Campbell) Limit Minor Compliance Penalties Bill web versionHB0683 (Beck)/SB0979 (Campbell)
As introduced, prohibits a local beer board from issuing multiple citations or civil penalties during a sting operation in which the beer board engages two or more minors to solicit or purchase beer from a permitted establishment.

This bill did not pass for the 2021 session, but may be reviewed again in the 2022 session beginning January 2022.

Click here for more information and legislators to contact and ask them to oppose this bill.