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171.306 IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE PILOT PROJECT.
    Subdivision 1. Pilot project established; reports. The commissioner shall conduct a
two-year ignition interlock device pilot project as provided in this section. The commissioner
shall select one metropolitan county and one rural county to participate in the pilot project. The
pilot project must begin on July 1, 2007, and continue until June 30, 2009. The commissioner
shall submit two preliminary reports by February 1, 2008, and by December 1, 2008, and a final
report by September 1, 2009, to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house
of representatives committees having jurisdiction over criminal justice policy and funding. The
reports must evaluate the successes and failures of the pilot project, provide information on
participation rates, and make recommendations on continuing the project.
    Subd. 2. Performance standards; certification. The commissioner shall determine
appropriate performance standards and a certification process for ignition interlock devices for the
pilot project. Only devices certified by the commissioner as meeting the performance standards
may be used in the pilot project.
    Subd. 3. Pilot project components. (a) Under the pilot project, the commissioner shall issue
a driver's license to an individual whose driver's license has been revoked under chapter 169A
for a repeat impaired driving incident if the person qualifies under this section and agrees to
all of the conditions of the project.
    (b) The commissioner must denote the person's driver's license record to indicate the person's
participation in the program. The license must authorize the person to drive only vehicles having
functioning ignition interlock devices conforming with the requirements of subdivision 2.
    (c) Notwithstanding any statute or rule to the contrary, the commissioner has authority to and
shall determine the appropriate period for which a person participating in the ignition interlock
pilot program shall be subject to this program, and when the person is eligible to be issued:
    (1) a limited driver's license subject to the ignition interlock restriction;
    (2) full driving privileges subject to the ignition interlock restriction; and
    (3) a driver's license without an ignition interlock restriction.
    (d) A person participating in this pilot project shall agree to participate in any treatment
recommended by a chemical use assessment.
    (e) The commissioner shall determine guidelines for participation in the project. A person
participating in the project shall sign a written agreement accepting these guidelines and agreeing
to comply with them.
    (f) It is a misdemeanor for a person who is licensed under this section for driving a vehicle
equipped with an ignition interlock device to drive, operate, or be in physical control of a motor
vehicle other than a vehicle properly equipped with an ignition interlock device.
History: 2007 c 54 art 3 s 5