Senate Bill 51
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Taking Action Against Drunk Drivers Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jan 5, 2017
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jan 5, 2017
Latest Action
Jan 5, 2017
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
51
Congress
115
Policy Area
Immigration
Immigration
Primary focus of measure is administration of immigration and naturalization matters; immigration enforcement procedures; refugees and asylum policies; travel and residence documentation; foreign labor; benefits for immigrants. Measures concerning smuggling and trafficking of persons may fall under Crime and Law Enforcement policy area. Measures concerning refugees may fall under International Affairs policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Taking Action Against Drunk Drivers Act

This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to require the mandatory detention of an alien who: (1) was not lawfully admitted into the United States, held a revoked nonimmigrant visa, or violated his or her nonimmigrant status; and (2) has a pending federal or state charge of driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated, regardless of whether the offense is classified as a felony or a misdemeanor.

An alien convicted of three or more federal or state offenses for driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated, regardless of whether the offenses are classified as felonies or misdemeanors, is: (1) inadmissible, or (2) deportable if at least one of such offenses occurred after the enactment of this bill.

The definition of "aggravated felony" is expanded for purposes of such Act to include a third conviction under federal or state law for driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated, regardless of whether the offense is classified as a felony or a misdemeanor, for which the term of imprisonment is at least one year.

An alien who was convicted two or more times before the enactment of this bill for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs may not be removed for the commission of an aggravated felony based upon such convictions until conviction of another such offense after the enactment of this bill.

Text (1)
January 5, 2017
Actions (2)
01/05/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
01/05/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jan 6, 2017 4:57:27 AM
Updated
Sep 28, 2020 10:43:04 PM