Alcohol And Drug Impaired Driving Enforcement
Under existing law, the office of transportation safety within the office of the executive director of the department of transportation (department) receives funding from money remaining in the law enforcement assistance fund after two required annual appropriations are made to provide funding to local governments that have established a qualified drunk driving prevention enforcement program. However, the department has not received funding from the first-time drunk driving offender account since state fiscal year 2020-2021.
The bill expands these programs to include both alcohol and drug impaired driving and requires the
general assembly transportation commission to annually appropriate allocate $1.5 million from the marijuana tax cash fund the state highway fund to the department for allocation to the office of transportation safety, which will then distribute the money to local governments that implement high-visibility alcohol and drug impaired driving enforcement.
(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)