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No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 364 would allow magistrates to release an individual who committed an offence related to intoxication on the condition that the defendant agree to have an ignition interlock device (IDD) installed in their vehicle. Any of the accrued costs relating to the offense would be paid by the defendant.
The bill would require magistrates who allow defendants to drive with Ignition Interlock Devices to submit the defendant's name to The Department of Public Safety (DPS) to be included in a centralized database. Under this new law, DPS would be required to create and maintain this database. DPS would be required to store the date of birth of the defendant and also the date upon which the restriction expires. Upon the date of the restriction's expiration, DPS would be required to remove the person's name from the database.
This bill also creates a Class C misdemeanor if the person
with the IDD violates the conditions of their bond.