Senate Bill 207 sponsored by Michigan State Senator Rick Jones will allow a sworn police officer to require you to take a saliva test if you are sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle whether it is moving or not. It is vaguely worded so that the officer may arrest you if you test positive for the presence of marijuana in your system for operating a motor vehicle, including if the car is parked.
Senate Bill 207 reads as follows:
”SEC. 625R. (1) A PEACE OFFICER WHO IS CERTIFIED AS A DRUG RECOGNITION EXPERT AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN SECTION 625T IN A COUNTY PARTICIPATING IN THE ROADSIDE DRUG TESTING PILOT PROGRAM UNDER SECTION 625T WHO HAS REASONABLE CAUSE TO BELIEVE THAT A PERSON WAS OPERATING A VEHICLE UPON A HIGHWAY OR OTHER PLACE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC OR GENERALLY ACCESSIBLE TO MOTOR VEHICLES, INCLUDING AN AREA DESIGNATED FOR THE PARKING OF VEHICLES, WITHIN THIS STATE AND THAT THE PERSON BY THE CONSUMPTION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, MAY HAVE AFFECTED HIS OR HER ABILITY TO OPERATE A VEHICLE, OR REASONABLE CAUSE TO BELIEVE THAT A PERSON HAD IN HIS OR HER BODY ANY AMOUNT OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE LISTED IN SCHEDULE 1 UNDER SECTION 7212 OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH CODE, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.7212, OR A RULE PROMULGATED UNDER THAT SECTION, OR OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE DESCRIBED IN SECTION 7214(A)(iv) OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH CODE, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.7214, MAY REQUIRE THE PERSON TO SUBMIT TO A PRELIMINARY ORAL FLUID ANALYSIS ADMINISTERED UNDER THIS SUBSECTION. “
|Senator Rick Jones(R-24)|