Nebraska Revised Statute 37-1254.05

Chapter 37 Section 1254.05

37-1254.05.

Boating under influence of alcoholic liquor or drug; chemical test; violation of statute or ordinance; results; competent evidence; permit; fee; evidence existing or obtained outside state; effect.

(1) Except as provided in section 37-1254.03, any test or tests made pursuant to section 37-1254.02, if made in conformance with the requirements of this section, shall be competent evidence in any prosecution under a state law or city or village ordinance regarding the actual physical control of any motorboat or personal watercraft under propulsion upon the waters of this state while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or regarding the actual physical control of any motorboat or personal watercraft under propulsion upon the waters of this state when the concentration of alcohol in the blood or breath is in excess of allowable levels in violation of section 37-1254.01 or a city or village ordinance.

(2) To be considered valid, tests shall have been performed according to methods approved by the Department of Health and Human Services and by an individual possessing a valid permit issued by the department for such purpose. The department may approve satisfactory techniques or methods and ascertain the qualifications and competence of individuals to perform such tests and may issue permits which shall be subject to termination or revocation at the discretion of the department.

(3) The permit fee may be established by rules and regulations adopted and promulgated by the department, which fee shall not exceed the actual cost of processing the initial permit. Such fee shall be charged annually to each permitholder. The fees shall be used to defray the cost of processing and issuing the permits and other expenses incurred by the department in carrying out this section. The fee shall be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the Health and Human Services Cash Fund as a laboratory service fee.

(4) Relevant evidence shall not be excluded in any prosecution under a state statute or city or village ordinance involving being in the actual physical control of a motorboat or personal watercraft under propulsion upon the waters of this state while under the influence of alcoholic liquor or drugs or involving being in the actual physical control of a motorboat or personal watercraft under propulsion upon the waters of this state when the concentration of alcohol in the blood or breath is in excess of allowable levels on the ground that the evidence existed or was obtained outside of this state.

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