DUI ignition interlock; required on first offense as a condition of a restricted license. (HB279)

Introduced By

Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. Mark Dudenhefer (R-Stafford), Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), and Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon)


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 ignition interlock is imposed only upon a second or subsequent offense or when the offender's BAC is above 0.15 percent. The bill also provides that the court may authorize a restricted license for travel to and from the interlock installer. The bill also adds passenger vehicles designed to transport more than 15 passengers to the types of vehicles that cannot be operated by a person who is required to have an interlock but who is otherwise permitted to operate a vehicle owned or provided by his employer in the course of his employment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101441D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2012Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/30/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB279)
01/30/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
02/03/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2012Committee substitute printed 12104842D-H1
02/03/2012Substitute bill reprinted 12104842D-H1
02/06/2012Incorporates HB467
02/06/2012Incorporates HB951
02/06/2012Incorporates HB1258
02/07/2012Read first time
02/08/2012Read second time
02/08/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104842D-H1
02/08/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB279H1
02/09/2012Read third time and passed House (87-Y 11-N)
02/09/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (87-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB279H1)
02/10/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/20/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2012Committee substitute printed 12105515D-S1
02/21/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2012Read third time
02/22/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/22/2012Committee substitute rejected 12105515D-S1
02/22/2012Passed Senate (26-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB279ER)
02/27/2012Signed by Speaker
02/28/2012Signed by President
02/29/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB279ER)
03/07/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 141 (effective 7/1/12)
03/07/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0141)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.