Driving under the influence of alcohol; secure transdermal alcohol monitoring, penalty. (SB520)

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; penalty. 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. This bill was incorporated by SB 439. Read the Bill »


01/29/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/07/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101731D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
01/20/2020Assigned Juciciary sub: Criminal Law
01/20/2020Assigned Judiciary sub: Criminal Law
01/29/2020Incorporated by Judiciary (SB439-Surovell) (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)