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SB133/LM (BR855) - M. McGarvey, W. Westerfield, W. Schroder

     AN ACT relating to driving under the influence.
     Amend various sections in KRS Chapter 189A relating to DUI to replace the current hardship license system with an ignition interlock licensing system.


     SCS1/LM - Amend KRS 189A.005 to include definitions relating to “ignition interlock device providers” and “certificates of installation”; amend KRS 189A.340 to provide that at the end of a license revocation period for certain enumerated violations of KRS 189A.010, the offender is required to have an ignition interlock license; provide that for a first offense in a five year period, an ignition interlock license is not mandatory, unless at the time of the offense, there were was an aggravating circumstance present while the person was operating or in physical control of a motor vehicle; amend KRS 189A.420 to authorize a person to be eligible for an ignition interlock license during a period of license suspension under KRS Chapter 189A, upon the conclusion of a license revocation period pursuant to Section 8 of this bill, or if he or she was convicted pursuant to KRS 189.010(a),(b),(e), or (f) and has enrolled in and is actively participating or has completed, alcohol or substance treatment; enumerate the requirements for authorization to apply and subsequent issuance of an ignition interlock license; upon meeting certain requirements, authorize a defendant to drive an employer owned non-ignition interlock equipped vehicle, after the expiration of 30 days from issuance of an ignition interlock license for a first offense and the expiration of 12 months for a second or subsequent offense; authorize the court to allow a defendant to pay less than full cost for the purchase, lease, and installation of an ignition interlock device and the associated servicing and monitoring fees if the court finds that the person is indigent based on a sliding fee scale established by the Kentucky Supreme Court by rule; create a new section to require that the Transportation Cabinet promulgate rules and regulations to carry out the requirements of this bill; require upon the effective date of this bill, any ignition interlock device provider who contracts with the Transportation Cabinet to agree to certain enumerated requirements; amend and repeal various statutes to conform.
     SFA1( W. Schroder ) - Amend KRS 189A.410 to allow that subject to certain requirements, a person who has violated KRS 189A.010(1)(c) or (d) for alcohol-related offenses, may be granted hardship license privileges; restore repealed sections to conform and make technical corrections.
     HCS1/LM - Amend KRS 18A.410 to provide that for a first offense within a five-year period under KRS 189A.010(a), (b), or (e), a person may be eligible for a hardship driver's license if at the time of the offense none of the aggravating circumstances enumerated under subsection (11) of KRS 189A.010 were present while the person was operating or in physical control of a motor vehicle.

     Feb 06, 2015 - introduced in Senate
     Feb 10, 2015 - to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 02, 2015 - taken from Judiciary (S); 1st reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 03, 2015 - reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute
     Mar 04, 2015 - floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 09, 2015 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 9, 2015; 3rd reading, passed 34-2 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Mar 10, 2015 - received in House; taken from Committee on Committees (H); 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (H)
     Mar 11, 2015 - to Judiciary (H); taken from Judiciary (H); 2nd reading; returned to Judiciary (H)
     Mar 23, 2015 - reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute
     Mar 24, 2015 - placed in the Orders of the Day; 3rd reading, passed 100-0 with Committee Substitute ; received in Senate; to Rules (S); Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute ; Bill passed 37-1; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer
     Mar 25, 2015 - delivered to Governor
     Apr 06, 2015 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 124)