A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE PERSONS CONVICTED OF DRIVING AFTER CONSUMING ALCOHOL BEING LESS THAN TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE, AND CERTAIN PERSONS WHO REFUSE A CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OR ARE CONVICTED OF DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED OR ANY OTHER IMPAIRED DRIVING OFFENSE, TO HAVE AN IGNITION INTERLOCK SYSTEM INSTALLED ON EVERY VEHICLE THAT PERSON MAY DRIVE BEFORE THAT PERSON CAN GET A LIMITED DRIVING PRIVILEGE; TO REMOVE THE WAITING PERIOD BEFORE A PERSON MAY APPLY FOR A LIMITED DRIVING PRIVILEGE; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE PAYMENT OF AN ADMINISTRATIVE FEE AND COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH AN IGNITION INTERLOCK SYSTEM AND CREATE AN IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE FUND TO ASSIST INDIGENT PERSONS.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Changes the long title.
Amends GS 20-16.2(c1), providing that when a person who has an alcohol concentration of 0.13 or more (was, 0.08) refuses to submit to a chemical analysis, the law enforcement officer and the chemical analyst must, without unnecessary delay, go before an official authorized to administer oaths and execute an affidavit as to the facts of the arrest and the results of any tests given.
Amends GS 20-17.8 to require ignition interlock systems for all persons convicted of driving with an alcohol concentration of 0.13 or more (was, 0.08 or more).
Amends GS 20-179.3(g5) to provide that an ignition interlock and other restrictions apply to a limited driving privilege when the person had an alcohol concentration of 0.13 or more (was, 0.08 or more).
Amends GS 20-16.2(e1) and GS 20-16.5(p), deleting a requirement for a limited driving privilege in specified circumstances, which required the person applying for limited driving privileges to do so within a specified time period before the effective date of the revocation order.
Deletes proposed changes to GS 20-16.5(g).
Amends GS 20-138.3(d), making a conforming change.
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