House Bill 2638 is about to strengthen the requirements for Oregon Ignition Interlock vendors.
Oregon recently signed into law a few modifications to their current Ignition Interlock regulations, and the effective date is expected to be October 6, 2017.
What is House Bill 2638, and How Does It Affect Me as An Ignition Interlock Client?
House Bill 2638 covers a few factors that will create a stronger Ignition Interlock program in Oregon. These changes include a stricter oversight of the vendors and installers of Ignition Interlocks to ensure reliability.
Previously, Oregon only covered the initial qualification of the device type. Now, the state will look more closely into the process that vendors use during installation, calibration and removal of the devices, as well as how they monitor data. They will also ensure that vendors handle the process for receiving and handling client complaints.
Additional Changes to the Current Ignition Interlock Law
One example is that a vendor may not establish a service center in Oregon without first obtaining a certificate from the Department of Transportation. Parts of the requirements to get a certificate are 24-hour phone service and having shops that are located throughout the state. The bill also states that vendors must perform criminal background checks on all hired or contract technicians, which is a practice Smart Start already uses.
Smart Start Meets the Standards
Oregon’s passing of these modifications makes your Ignition Interlock program more seamless and dependable. If you are a Smart Start client, these necessities may seem familiar. Smart Start has a 24/7/365 Customer Care Center and conveniently located shops in each state we operate in. Smart Start has been exceeding the standards since 1992 as a trustworthy provider of Ignition Interlocks.
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