Ignition interlock systems; DUI drugs. (HB944)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Ignition interlock systems; DUI drugs. Exempts persons convicted of a first offense of driving under the influence of drugs (DUI drugs), where there is no evidence that the person consumed or was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the offense, from the prohibition to operate a motor vehicle without an ignition interlock system as a condition of a restricted license. Currently a person convicted of either DUI or DUI drugs, whether or not the person's conduct involved the consumption of alcoholic beverages, is prohibited from operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock system as a condition of a restricted license. The bill also exempts persons convicted of a second offense of DUI drugs, or an offense of maiming while driving under the influence of drugs, where there is no evidence that the person consumed or was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the offense, from the requirement that an ignition interlock system be installed on each vehicle owned by or registered to the offender as a condition of license restoration. Currently a person convicted of such an offense, whether or not alcohol was involved at the time of the offense, is required to have an ignition interlock installed on each vehicle owned by or registered to the offender as a condition of license restoration. The bill also updates the duties of the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles with regard to enforcing ignition interlock requirements for first-time offenders in the absence of statutorily mandated court action. Amends § 18.2-270.1, § 18.2-271.1, § 46.2-391.01, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2014Committee
01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100479D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2014Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/15/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
01/20/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB944)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB944)
02/12/2014Left in Courts of Justice