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Substitute House Bill No. 5579

Public Act No. 18-30

AN ACT CONCERNING COSTS FOR IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE SERVICES FOR PERSONS WHO ARE INDIGENT AND ARE SEEKING RESTORATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR'S LICENSE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2018) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes requiring a person subject to an order to install and maintain an ignition interlock device to bear all costs associated with such installation and maintenance, any provider of ignition interlock device services, including installation, maintenance and removal of such devices, may include in a lease agreement with a person required to install such device pursuant to section 14-36, 14-111, 14-111n, 14-227a, 14-227b, 14-227j, 14-227m, 14-227n, 53a-56b or 53a-60d of the general statutes, a reduction to or an elimination of the charge for such services if such person is indigent. Such person may provide to the provider of such ignition interlock device services as proof of indigency a valid participation card or letter indicating participation in the state-administered federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or the state-administered federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Any such letter shall be on letterhead stationery of the Department of Social Services and in original form.

Approved May 29, 2018