(a) A person may not sell or lease, or offer to sell or lease, an ignition interlock system to a person subject to the provisions of § 31-27-2.8 unless:

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 31-49-6

  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.

(1) The system has been certified by the division of motor vehicles; and

(2) A warning label approved by the division of motor vehicles is affixed to the system stating that a person who tampers, circumvents, or otherwise misuses the system is guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction is subject to a fine up to one thousand dollars ($1,000), or one year imprisonment, or both.

(b) A person who sells or leases ignition interlock systems in the state shall:

(1) Monitor the use of the system as required by the division of motor vehicles; and

(2) Issue a report of the results of the monitoring to the appropriate office of the division of motor vehicles and the division of parole and probation.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1992, ch. 405, § 3; P.L. 2014, ch. 230, § 3; P.L. 2014, ch. 326, § 3.)