2021 Indiana Code
Title 9. Motor Vehicles
Article 30. General Penalty Provisions
Chapter 8. Ignition Interlock Devices
9-30-8-3. Standards and Specifications; Approval of Ignition Interlock Devices; Reports; Evaluations and Recommendations

Universal Citation: IN Code § 9-30-8-3 (2021)

Sec. 3. (a) The director of the state department of toxicology shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to establish standards and specifications for a certified ignition interlock device. The standards and specifications must require at a minimum that the device meets the following requirements:

(1) Is accurate.

(2) Does not impede the safe operation of a vehicle.

(3) Provides a minimum opportunity to be bypassed.

(4) Shows evidence of tampering if tampering is attempted.

(5) Has a label affixed warning a person that tampering with or misusing the device is a crime and may subject that person to criminal and civil penalties.

(6) Provides the ability to accurately identify the user.

(b) After July 1, 2015, all ignition interlock devices used in Indiana must be certified under rules adopted by the state department of toxicology.

(c) A vendor or provider may submit an application for approval of an ignition interlock device in a form prescribed by the director of the state department of toxicology.

(d) If testing is required to determine whether an ignition interlock device complies with standards set forth by the state department of toxicology, the testing must be performed by an independent laboratory designated by the state department of toxicology. The vendor shall pay any testing expenses under this section.

(e) If the director of the state department of toxicology finds that the ignition interlock device complies with the standards of the state department of toxicology, the director may approve the ignition interlock device as a certified ignition interlock device.

(f) The director of the state department of toxicology shall provide periodic reports to the criminal justice institute, including, but not limited to:

(1) the number of ignition interlock devices certified by the state department of toxicology;

(2) the number of ignition interlock devices currently installed in Indiana; and

(3) the number of ignition interlock devices rejected by the state department of toxicology.

(g) The state department of toxicology shall consider all recommendations made by the criminal justice institute.

(h) The criminal justice institute shall:

(1) evaluate reports submitted by the state department of toxicology;

(2) evaluate and study ignition interlock issues; and

(3) make recommendations to the state department of toxicology.

[Pre-1991 Recodification Citation: 9-6-8-2.]

As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.18. Amended by P.L.217-2014, SEC.131; P.L.71-2016, SEC.2; P.L.23-2020, SEC.2.

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