|S.F. No. 1977 - Ignition Interlock Device Pilot Project|
|Author:||Senator Ron Latz|
|Prepared by:||Chris Turner, Senate Research (651/296-4350)|
|Date:||March 29, 2007|
Section 1 Exception. Provides that a judge is not required to sentence a person as provided in
Minnesota Statutes, section 169A.275, if the judge requires the person as a condition of probation
to drive only motor vehicles equipped with an ignition interlock device meeting the standards
provided in section 2. Minnesota Statutes, section 169A.275, provides mandatory penalties for
nonfelony DWI violations.
This section expires July 1, 2009.
Section 2 Ignition interlock device pilot project.
Subdivision 1. Pilot project established; reports. Provides that the Commissioner of Public Safety shall conduct a two-year ignition interlock pilot project. Directs the commissioner to select one metropolitan county and one rural county to participate in the pilot. Sets the dates of the pilot project from July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2009. Directs the commissioner to submit a preliminary report to the legislature by February 1, 2008, and a final report by February 1, 2009. The reports must evaluate the project and make recommendations on continuing the project.
Subdivision 2. Performance standards; certification. Authorizes the commissioner to determine the appropriate standards and certification process for ignition interlock devices.
Subdivision 3. Pilot project components.
(a) Provides that the commissioner shall issue a driver's license for individuals whose licenses have been revoked for a repeat impaired driving incident if the person qualifies under this section and agrees to all the conditions of the project.
(b) Requires the commissioner to flag a person's driving record to indicate participation in this program.
(c) Provides waiting periods for eligibility in the program.
(d) Provides that the commissioner has the authority to determine when a person may be issued limited or full driving privileges under this program.
(e) Requires a participant to agree to recommended treatment.
(f) Authorizes the commissioner to determine guidelines for the pilot and requires the participant to sign a written agreement accepting the guidelines and agreeing to comply.
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