TO AUTHORIZE A LIMITED DRIVING PRIVILEGE WITH AN IGNITION INTERLOCK REQUIREMENT FOR FIRST-TIME DWI OFFENDERS WITH A REFUSAL REVOCATION, TO AUTHORIZE A LIMITED DRIVING PRIVILEGE FOR CERTAIN EIGHTEEN-, NINETEEN-, AND TWENTY-YEAR OLDS, AND TO PROVIDE AN EXCLUSION FROM THE IGNITION INTERLOCK REQUIREMENT AFTER TWO YEARS OF NONOPERATION.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition. Amends proposed GS 20-16.2(e2) to clarify that if a person’s license is revoked for any other reason than those specified in the statute, the limited driving privilege is invalid. Provides that a limited driving privilege issued under the subsection terminates upon final disposition of the underlying charge for which the defendant was requested to submit to a chemical analysis. Removes proposed GS 20-17.8A concerning exclusions from the ignition interlock requirements. Enacts new GS 20-17.8B to provide that any person who tampers with, circumvents, or attempts to circumvent an ignition interlock device is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
Enacts new GS 20-179.5 to provide that the costs incurred in order to comply with the ignition interlock requirements imposed by the court are paid by the person ordered to install the system. The person must also pay an administrative fee between $30 and $60, to be collected at the time of installation. Requires the vendor installing the ignition interlock system to remit the fees collected quarterly, and directs how such fees are used. Establishes the Ignition Interlock Device Fund (Fund) in the Department of Transportation. Provides details regarding purposes of the Fund. Effective December 1, 2012.
Unless otherwise indicated, effective December 1, 2012 (was, December 1, 2011), and applies to offenses committed on or after that date and to limited driving privileges issued and driver’s licenses restored on or after that date. Makes conforming changes to the bill title.
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