Driving under influence of alcohol; secure transdermal alcohol monitoring. (SB402)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Driving under the influence; secure transdermal alcohol monitoring. Provides that the court may, upon request of an offender convicted for DUI who has not been previously prohibited from operating a vehicle that is not equipped with a functioning ignition interlock system, order that the offender (i) wear a secure transdermal alcohol-monitoring device that continuously monitors the person's blood alcohol level and (ii) refrain from alcohol consumption. The bill provides that if an offender is ordered to wear such a device, the only conditions that will be imposed upon the offender's restricted driver's license, if one is issued, shall be the wearing of such a device and the existing requirement to have an ignition interlock system. 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


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100330D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2018Impact statement from VCSC (SB402)
01/22/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2018Committee substitute printed 18104972D-S1
01/22/2018Rereferred to Finance
01/24/2018Impact statement from VCSC (SB402S1)
01/31/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB402S1)
02/06/2018Fiscal impact review from JLARC (SB402S1)
02/07/2018Reported from Finance with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2018Committee substitute printed 18106783D-S2
02/08/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB402S2)
02/08/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Read second time
02/09/2018Committee substitute rejected 18104972D-S1
02/09/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/09/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106783D-S2
02/09/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB402S2
02/12/2018Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2018Placed on Calendar
02/15/2018Read first time
02/15/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/15/2018Impact statement from VCSC (SB402S2)
02/27/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/28/2018Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (7-Y 1-N)
03/06/2018Left in Courts of Justice