New York

New York Legislation

Year of last legislative change: 2015
Year of last revision to administrative code: Awaiting data
Most challenging aspects associated with introducing and passing interlock legislation:
Regulation and time constraints regarding time for public comment is a challenge. There is a public website and people have time to comment/ask questions. For regulation updates there is a 30-day time frame. The bigger challenge was the initial writing of regulation, the updating is not overly daunting. Informal outreach with stakeholders prior to public comment
Changes for program improvement being pursued: Awaiting data
Who is eligible for an interlock in your state according to legislation (Data provided by CIIM):
All impaired drivers
Can impaired drivers 'wait out' their interlock requirement:
Is an interlock required on test refusal:

Program Authority

Type of program: Judicial
Agency/agencies with authority over the interlock program:
Division of Criminal Justice Services
Agency/agencies with authority over participant monitoring:
Agency/agencies with authority over sanctioning interlock program participants:
Agency/agencies with authority to approve devices:
Training available for judges, law enforcement, and lawyers:
Online training through DPS for law enforcement. Judicial training – typically asked to present at trainings (annual), typically the regional trainings. DWI symposium, component that is IID based – 1 hour. We participate in that but we’re not responsible for courts. Monitor and/or attorney is on the panel to discuss information. There is a lead resource person among prosecutors for impaired driver topics.

Program Features

Hardship license available to first offenders: No
Hardship license available to repeat offenders: No
Hardship license (First offenders, Repeat offenders, All): No
Lookback period: 10 years
Source of funding: Awaiting data
Indigent funding is available to participants: Yes
Qualification requirements for indigent funding: Court decision
Frequency of interlock device service: 30-60 days


Participation Rate: Awaiting data
Number of interlock program participants in 2019: >2,000
Indicator used to determine the number of participants in the interlock program (e.g., certificate of device installation, certificate of device removal):
Manufacturer and Monitor Reports
Indicator(s) used in state as the best measure(s) of the eligible population of offenders for the interlock program to determine the program participation rate: Awaiting data
Penalties for non-compliance: Awaiting data

Program Length

Length of Hard Suspension

1st offenders: Awaiting data
2nd offenders: Awaiting data
3rd offenders: Awaiting data
4th and subsequent offenders: Awaiting data

Interlock Program Length

1st offenders: 12 months
2nd offenders: 12 months
3rd offenders: 12 months
4th and subsequent offenders: Awaiting data


Program length is extended for non-compliance: Yes
Length of extension for non-compliance: Awaiting data
Program length is reduced for compliance: Yes
Length of reduction for compliance: De-install after 6 months
Frequency of sanctions imposed for non-compliance: Occasionally
Program exit requirements: Compliance-based removal


Treatment is required for the interlock program: Yes
Components applied to treatment: Yes

Data Collection & Management

Agency responsible for collecting data: Division of Criminal Justice Services
Overview of Data Management: Installations – we collect data from two sources – monitors (probation, DAs office) of which there are 78 in the state – quarterly data from the state. Monthly data collected from manufacturers – everyone who is installed at the time of reporting. Certain data maintained by DMV – presence of restriction and license, etc.
Barriers to data collection: Awaiting data
Vendors in State

Vendor Oversight

Number of Vendors in State: 3
Agency responsible for vendor oversight: Probation
Approval process for new vendors: Awaiting data
Vendor recertification: Yes
Interlock technology features (Data provided by CIIM): Camera, GPS, Real-time reporting
Radius requirement for service centers: Awaiting data
Radius requirement: Awaiting data