Driving under influence of alcohol; first offenders, secure transdermal alcohol monitoring. (HB1644)

Introduced By

Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Driving under the influence; first offenders; secure transdermal alcohol monitoring. Provides that in the case of an adult offender's first DUI conviction when the offender's blood alcohol content was less than 0.15, the court may, upon request of the offender, order that the offender (i) wear a transdermal alcohol monitoring device that continuously monitors the person's blood alcohol level and (ii) refrain from alcohol consumption and that these shall be the only conditions of the offender's driver's license restriction. Such offenders will no longer be required to have an ignition interlock as a condition of a restricted license. The bill also provides that it is a Class 1 misdemeanor to tamper with or in any way attempt to circumvent the operation of a secure transdermal alcohol monitoring device. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100998D
01/04/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2017Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/13/2017Impact statement from VCSC (HB1644)
01/23/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1644)
01/23/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/07/2017Left in Courts of Justice