House Bill No. 65
Introduced By menahan
A Bill for an Act entitled: "An Act increasing the penalty for negligent vehicular assault that results in serious bodily injury to another; and amending section
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Montana:
Section 1. Section 45-5-205, MCA, is amended to read:
"45-5-205. Negligent vehicular assault -- penalty. (1)
If a A person who negligently operates a motor vehicle in a
negligent manner and he is driving while under the influence of alcohol, a dangerous drug, any other drug, or any
combination of the three, as provided for in 61-8-401(1), and his conduct is the cause of who causes bodily injury to
another , he commits the offense of negligent vehicular assault.
A Subject to subsection (3), a person convicted of the offense of negligent vehicular assault shall be fined an amount
not to exceed $1,000 or shall be imprisoned in the county jail for a term not to exceed 1 year, or both.
(3) A person convicted of the offense of negligent vehicular assault who caused serious bodily injury to another shall be
fined an amount not to exceed $10,000 or shall be
imprisoned in the state prison INCARCERATED for a term not to
exceed 5 years, or both."