New Performance Standards for IIDs
The Department of Motor Vehicles, DMV, created an administrative rule requiring all IIDs installed after June 1, 2015 to have a camera. OAR 735-118-0040 establishes performance standards for IIDs. One such standard is that all IIDs newly installed after June 1, 2015 must be equipped with a camera that will capture the photo of the person using the device. Arguments have been levied against IID cameras. One argument is that the DMV lacks authority to create a requirement for IIDs cameras, but rather it is the legislature who has this authority. An alternative attack against IIDs cameras is the costs associated. Non-camera equipped IIDs can cost anywhere from $70-$125 a month. IIDs with cameras would increase the costs to the diversion participant.
The Oregon legislature also has explored the use of IID cameras. Senate Bill 396 would establish a rule that a judge may require a diversion participant to install an IID equipped with a camera if the person is not terminated from diversion following a show cause hearing. This bill currently is still being debated in committee and has not yet been considered by the full legislature or made it to the governor.