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THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL No. 875
Session of 2007
INTRODUCED BY CLYMER, MARCH 22, 2007
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, MARCH 22, 2007
Amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, mandating ignition interlock systems.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Title 75 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes is amended by adding a section to read:
§ 4538. Ignition interlock systems.
(a) General rule.--Every motor vehicle manufactured for use in this Commonwealth on and after December 31, 2008, and every secondhand motor vehicle sold in this Commonwealth on and after December 31, 2009, that is capable of having an ignition interlock system installed shall be equipped with a functional ignition interlock system.
(b) Existing motor vehicle.--Every motor vehicle shall be retrofitted to equip the vehicle with an ignition interlock system by December 31, 2009.
(c) Definition.--As used in this section, the term "ignition interlock system" has the meaning given that term in section 3801 (relating to definitions).
Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
Pennsylvania Code (existing law)
§ 3801. Definitions.
The following words and phrases when used in this chapter shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
"Adult." An individual who is at least 21 years of age.
"Ignition interlock system." A system approved by the department which prevents a vehicle from being started or operated unless the operator first provides a breath sample indicating that the operator has an alcohol level less than 0.025%.
"Minor." An individual who is under 21 years of age.