Ignition interlock limitations; person convicted of DUI required to have device on first offense. (HB2041)

Introduced By

Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


DUI ignition interlock limitations. Provides that a person who is convicted of DUI is required to have an ignition interlock on the first offense as a condition of a restricted license. Currently, the requirement for an interlock is only imposed upon a second offense or when the offender's BAC is above 0.15 percent. The bill imposes a $75 administrative fee, up from $20. The bill provides that the monthly operation and maintenance fee is to be paid by the Criminal Fund if the offender is indigent. The bill also provides that anyone who is required to have an interlock may not operate a passenger vehicle that carries more than 15 people. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 091502560
01/13/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/21/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
01/23/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2041)
02/04/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Committee substitute printed 090894560-H1
02/06/2009Read first time
02/08/2009Passed by for the day
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090894560-H1
02/09/2009Amendment by Delegate Iaquinto agreed to
02/09/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB2041EH1
02/09/2009Printed as engrossed 090894560-EH1
02/10/2009Read third time and passed House (91-Y 7-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (91-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2041EH1)
02/23/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Committee substitute printed 091468560-S1
02/24/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Read third time
02/25/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/25/2009Committee substitute agreed to 091468560-S1
02/25/2009Passed by for the day
02/26/2009Read third time
02/26/2009Motion to recommit to committee agreed to
02/26/2009Recommitted to Courts of Justice
02/28/2009Left in Courts of Justice


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 18 minutes.


Bill writes:

Ignition interlocks are dangerous to EVERYONE on the road and should be banned entirely. The last thing we need is something to cause more accidents, which interlocks do when they inevitable malfunction, register false positives, stall cars in the middle of roadways (whether the driver had been drinking or not). Stop the MADDness! Educate yourself at www.ridl.us