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.05 BAC and Other DUI Legislation

While the State Relations team continuously monitors DUI legislation to identify those bills that are most onerous or have unreasonable penalty provisions, the focus this past year was on preventing the spread of .05 BAC laws beyond Utah, which adopted that standard in Dec. 2018.

In 2019, Oregon, New York and Michigan considered legislation to lower their BAC thresholds from .08 to .05. Note that a similar bill failed to pass in California this year, but that work was handled by the Sacramento Office and not by the State Relations Department team.

State Legislation Tracker

Wine Institute members have access to State Net’s bill tracking service showing all legislation currently being tracked by the State Relations team.