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house Bill H.R. 1914

Should the Feds Withhold Grants From States That Don’t Report DUIs to Federal Databases?

Argument in favor

Drunk driving is a serious offense, and states should share drunk or impaired driving arrests nationally in order to ensure that individuals cannot accrue multiple first-time violations, which carry relatively lighter punishments, when they should be accruing second or greater violations with harsher punishments.

burrkitty's Opinion
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08/14/2019
Get these dissolute sybaritic drunkards off the roads!! They need treatment, not drivers licenses.
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Rebekah 's Opinion
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08/14/2019
This is a simple requirement that takes little time but some states don’t bother. Only by putting teeth in these cooperative measures will we cut down on needless deaths.
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doingmypart's Opinion
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08/15/2019
People have missed the point behind this proposal. States have zero incentive to share this information between states without being required to do so. We should withhold grants for failure to report DUI’s to the national database forcing states to comply.
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Argument opposed

The Interstate Driver License Compact and the National Driver Register already prevent people from obtaining driver’s licenses in any state if they have been convicted of multiple DUIs in the past and their license is suspended, cancelled, or revoked.

jimK's Opinion
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08/14/2019
You have a system in place to do this that doesn't work as well as it should. FIX IT! Why introduce legislation that requires federal administration and arbitration of how much grants should be cut? This benefits no one except the army of lawyers lining up to file wrongful action claims in order to tap into federal grant funding.
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Ronald's Opinion
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08/14/2019
America must avoid "National Databases" Well intended, but Our Civil liberties are far more important.
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Cherie65's Opinion
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08/14/2019
As stated in the article...states are already doing this. Another money/power grab by democrats. Senate will see this and even if it made it to the floor (it won't), they would give it a thumbs down. STOP SPENDING OUR MONEY ON WORTHLESS LEGISLATION!
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      house Committees
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Highways and Transit
    IntroducedMarch 27th, 2019
    Get these dissolute sybaritic drunkards off the roads!! They need treatment, not drivers licenses.
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    You have a system in place to do this that doesn't work as well as it should. FIX IT! Why introduce legislation that requires federal administration and arbitration of how much grants should be cut? This benefits no one except the army of lawyers lining up to file wrongful action claims in order to tap into federal grant funding.
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    America must avoid "National Databases" Well intended, but Our Civil liberties are far more important.
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    As stated in the article...states are already doing this. Another money/power grab by democrats. Senate will see this and even if it made it to the floor (it won't), they would give it a thumbs down. STOP SPENDING OUR MONEY ON WORTHLESS LEGISLATION!
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    You already have two databases that work towards stopping people from obtaining Drivers licenses in another state if they are convicted of DUI or DWI in their own states it seems redundant to waste money on a bill already in place! Beef it up some! Make it $15,000 if you have a DUI!
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    This is a simple requirement that takes little time but some states don’t bother. Only by putting teeth in these cooperative measures will we cut down on needless deaths.
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    Are you kidding me? Let people get over their mistakes if there was no one harmed. Jesus!! Stop screwing with people’s lives all the time. We’re becoming a goddamn dictatorship and I’m sick of it!! The constant suffocating citizens over minuscule infractions needs to stop now and it’s only going to anger people. Stop making people angry, it’s not helping our society.
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    Stop overtaxing people and redistributing the money through grants. Get the fed out of state business.
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    DUIs aren’t a federal issue.
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    People have missed the point behind this proposal. States have zero incentive to share this information between states without being required to do so. We should withhold grants for failure to report DUI’s to the national database forcing states to comply.
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    Do not give any more power to the leftist establishment power abusing socialist democrats in the Washington DC swamp. Let freedom reign and get the corrupt federal government out of our lives. WIN Win win 2020
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    I can always tell between Conservatives and Liberals today. Conservatives care about civil liberties, Liberals do not. I will debate, not argue, with anyone that thinks differently. If I'm wrong, I don't mind changing, the opposite isn't true, even a little. Also, IF you really want ot correct things the the STATES, not the Feds, need to take the licence from the individual charged with DUI. If they go to another state then let that state deal with the issue. The Federal Government was NEVER intended to have the authority they do now. Not ever. And all the sheeple are just fine with things they don't even understand. STUDY more than just what your professors tell you. Most of them are communist anyway. So these jerks get away with crapping on the constitution but Trump they try and indict. LOL! WOW, you guys need help.
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    This doesn’t sound like a smart idea. We’ll withhold safety funds, if you don’t report your unsafe people? ...so, things become MORE unsafe?
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    We must take DUIs seriously.
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    What business is it of the federal government if someone gets a DWI ?
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    Already a law.
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    Not only DUI'S but all drugs
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    Why would you do this? It’s not the federal governments concerns, this a state issue in my eyes so let the states handle it.
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    You can read the responses and she who reads the additional information under the “Why vote Yay or Na” sections. Why Vote NA... “The Interstate Driver License Compact and the National Driver Register already prevent people from obtaining driver’s licenses in any state if they have been convicted of multiple DUIs in the past and their license is suspended, cancelled, or revoked.” There is already a system in place to capture offenders. This is just another reason to create another database to take away our liberties. Yes DUI and DWI are serious problems, but remember it’ll only get worse now that everyone want recreational POT heads driving on our overcrowded roadways. A lot has changed since the ‘60’s and ‘70’s. Speeds have increased as did the population, more cars per household, more aggressive drivers and a generally less tolerant population. Sounds like the next 10-20 are going to be really fun filled!
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    Grants for health, welfare, education, research, law enforcement, etc. should not be withheld because of someone in the State bureaucracy did not report drunk drivers. That would be an abuse of federal power. Congress should not allow this to happen!
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