ACLU-PA Position: Opposes
HB 521 (PN 485) would create an invasive, continuous monitoring program ordered and enforced by the state and administered by private vendors for those with even a single DUI conviction and no prior offenses. It permits courts to impose surveillance not only as a condition of probation and parole but also pretrial—as a condition of bail. HB 521 would punish people too poor to pay monitoring costs and would radically change the conditions of ARD, requiring defendants to waive their due process rights in order to define admission to ARD as a prior conviction for the purpose of triggering mandatory minimum penalty enhancements.
Check the bill's status here.