.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Comprehensive DWI bill makes way to Senate

-A A +A

Legislature > Garcia Richard co-sponsored the legislation

By The Staff

Legislation that would target repeat drunk drivers has passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 51-5 Monday.
  House Bill 10a (DWI Sentencing and Interlocks), sponsored by Elizabeth “Liz” Thomson (D-Bernalillo), Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard (D-Los Alamos, Sandoval, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe), and Rep. Tim Lewis (R-Sandoval), closes some serious loopholes in current law, prevents repeat drunk drivers from returning to the streets, and increases the penalties for repeat offenders.
“Passing HB 10a today takes an important step forward in ending senseless drunk driving crashes, injuries and deaths,” Thomson said. “There is always more work to be done, but I feel confident we are gaining ground on this longstanding problem. I want to thank my co sponsors, Reps. Garcia-Richard and Lewis.”
“I am elated I was given the opportunity to revive this important piece of legislation last week in the Transportation Committee and grateful that my fellow members passed the bill today on the House floor,” Garcia Richard said. “HB 10a is designed to stop habitual DWI offenders and close the breathalyzer loophole in our current laws. This bill is important because it will aid in decreasing DWI offenses, hold habitual offenders accountable, and more importantly help save lives.”


If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Los Alamos Monitor, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
info
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

New Subscription/30 Day Free Trial Account

If you are new to the award winning Los Alamos Monitor and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.

ZIP Code:



Create a limited access account.
Register to participate in community forums, post on the community calendar, blog etc. This registration does not give you full access to read our award winning content, etc.

The Los Alamos Monitor | lacirculation@lamonitor.com | 505-662-4185
256 DP Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday