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Chapter 28 of the Acts of 2003
AN ACT TO PROTECT FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION FUNDING AND STRENGTHEN DRUNK DRIVING LAWS.
Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to avoid loss of life and the loss of federal highway aid funds pursuant to the Federal Transportation Equity Act, 23 U.S.C. section 163, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public safety.<_Ò>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 24 of chapter 90 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2000 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "vehicle", in line 4, the following words:- with a percentage, by weight, of alcohol in their blood of eight one-hundredths or greater, or.
SECTION 2. Said section 24 of said chapter 90, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 10, the figure "$125" and inserting in place thereof the following:- $250.
SECTION 3. Paragraph (e) of subdivision (1) of said section 24 of said chapter 90, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the third sentence.
SECTION 4. Said section 24 of said chapter 90, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out in lines 485 to 488, inclusive, the words "; and if such evidence is that such percentage was eight one-hundredths or more, there shall be a permissible inference that such defendant was under the influence of intoxicating liquor".