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House Bill 1556


House Bill 1556

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Ignition interlock devices. Requires a court to prohibit a person convicted of operating while intoxicated from operating a motor vehicle that is not equipped with an ignition interlock device for: (1) at least six months, if the person does not have a prior conviction for operating while intoxicated; or (2) at least one year, if the person has a prior conviction for operating while intoxicated. Requires a court to order the installation of an ignition interlock device if the court grants a person probationary driving privileges in connection with an operating while intoxicated offense. Makes it a class A misdemeanor for a person to knowingly rent, lease, or loan a motor vehicle that is not equipped with a functioning ignition interlock device to a person who is restricted under a court order to the use of a vehicle with an ignition interlock device. Removes language permitting a court to make a determination whether a person is indigent for purposes of determining whether to require the person to pay costs associated with the installation of an ignition interlock device. Makes conforming amendments. Repeals superseded provisions.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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