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New DUI Laws in Illinois For 2016

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The following new DUI laws went into effect January 1, 2016.

House Bills

HB 1446 PA 99-1446
A person convicted of four or more DUIs is eligible to request a Restricted Driving Permit for limited driving privileges from the Secretary of State’s Office after serving a five year revocation of their driving license. The Secretary of State may approve or deny the request based on information provided by the applicant and, if approved by the Secretary of State, any vehicle the applicant drives must be equipped with a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) for the remainder of the individual’s driving lifetime.

HB 3533 PA 99-0296
A person convicted of a second or subsequent DUI must obtain a Restricted Driving Permit and equip their vehicles with a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device for a five year period before applying for reinstatement of their driver’s license.

Senate Bills

SB 0627 PA 99-0467
The “Warning to Motorist” that is read to motorists who are arrested for DUI now includes a space for the motorist to sign indicating receipt of the warning. If the driver refuses to sign the document, law enforcement shall note the refusal on the document.