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S.F. No. 499 - DWI Forfeiture Exception for Offenders Participating in Ignition Interlock Programs
Author: Senator Ron Latz
Prepared By: Chris Turner, Senate Fiscal Analyst (651/296-4350)
Date: February 9, 2015


            Section 1, paragraph (a) provides that Minnesota Statutes, section 169A.63 (Vehicle Forfeiture) does not apply to offenders who begin participation in an ignition interlock program within 60 days following the service of a Notice of Seizure and Intent to Forfeit. 

            Paragraphs (b) and (c) provide that the vehicle is summarily forfeited if it is used by the program participant in the commission of a designated offense resulting in a license revocation before the participant has been restored to full driving privileges or within three years of the original offense or license revocation, whichever occurs latest.

The bill is effective August 1, 2015.


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