Important Changes to the IID Laws

Written by Reynolds Defense Firm

On March 7, 2019

Get A Free Consultation

Since last summer, some changes have been underway, in an effort to improve the Ignition Interlock Device Program. Learn more about what those changes are, and how they may affect you.

What are the legislative changes?

The Ignition Interlock Device Program has long been monitored by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Until recently, the program only regulated the quality of the device. However, House Bill 2638, enacted on July 1, 2018, began the formation a more standardized and, hopefully safe, program. As of January 1, 2019, ODOT is now supervising the process that vendors use during installation, removal, as well as how they monitor data. In July of 2019, the Oregon State Police (OSP) will begin overseeing the program and will provide an electronic complaint form on its website for a person to submit grievances.

What are the changes for the IID providers?

A lot of larger, national IID providers contract with smaller, local companies for installations and calibrations. Providers now have to obtain a $100,000 bond to cover the cost of any necessary repairs in the event of damage caused by an installer. Also, a provider must obtain a special certificate from ODOT before opening a service center. Some of the requirements to get a certificate are 24-hour phone service and having multiple locations throughout the state. IID providers are also required to perform criminal background checks on all hired or contract technicians.

What does this mean for me?

As of January 1, 2019 many IID providers began the process of shutting down their business while they work on fulfilling the new state requirements. IID companies who are no longer state certified will be contacting their clients to explain that that ODOT and OSP are allowing people 90 days from March 18, 2019, to make the switch to a certified IID company. This 90 day window should allow a smooth transition for both the drivers and IID providers. If you are just beginning the IID installation process, make sure that you choose an approved vendor from the the interactive map provided by OSP.

If you have any questions about these changes or the IID process in general, call Reynolds Defense Firm at 503-223-3422, chat with us live 24/7, or contact us using the online form. Our team of attorneys specializes in Oregon DUI law and has extensive experience in dealing with the many court requirements associated with a DUI arrest.


You May Also Like…

Hello Weekend! May 14th – May 16th

Hello Weekend! May 14th – May 16th

Summer in Portland?! Not quite, but it certainly feels like it! We plan on getting out and enjoying this fair weather! We've put together some suggestions for those of you who can't stay inside on a beautiful day! Come down to one (or all of them!) this weekend, and...

Hello Earth Day Weekend! April 23rd-25th

Hello Earth Day Weekend! April 23rd-25th

April 22 is Earth Day, so why not spend the weekend celebrating Mother Nature? It seems weather may have other plans for us. We won't let that stop us from having a good time, though!!   April 22nd - EARTH DAY!!! Don't forget to take some time today to enjoy our...

Want to help us change people’s lives?

Want to help us change people’s lives?

We need genuine, authentic people to help us change lives! Are you truly skilled at making human connections? Do you like quick-paced work and are you detail oriented? Do others turn to you for help in making hard life decisions? Are you passionate about criminal...