WHEREAS, drinking and driving is unacceptable;
WHEREAS, all citizens of Missouri should
be conscious of the effects of drinking and driving; and
WHEREAS, partnerships should be formed
with local community leaders and state and local public officials
to address the problem of drinking and driving;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mel Carnahan, Governor
of the State of Missouri, by virtue of the authority vested in me
by the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri, do hereby
establish the Governor's Commission On Driving While Intoxicated
and Impaired Driving.
The Governor will designate two (2) members
of the Commission as co-chairs, the Commission shall consist of
eight (8) persons appointed by the Governor; one (1) member of the
House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House;
one (1) member of the Missouri Senate appointed by the President
Pro-Tem of the Senate; the Department of Public Safety, the directors
or their designees, of the Department of Mental Health, and the
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
The commission shall review and make
recommendations to the Governor, to the General Assembly, and to
agencies of state government, as appropriate, on the following matters:
1. Changes, if any, that are needed in state statutes,
relating to DWI and impaired driving that will be effective in reducing
traffic accidents associated therewith.
2. Measures which will assist law enforcement and the judiciary
to most effective in reducing traffic accidents
3. Measures to help our citizens develop a clear understanding
of the DWI laws of this State and the judicial system as it relates
to these laws.
4. Review and identify current DWI prevention strategies in
5. Assure there is a coordinated effort by networking with all
highway safety advocate groups throughout the State of Missouri.
6. Such other policies, rules and regulations, and laws or actions
that the Commission believes would be effective in reducing DWI
and impaired driving.
The Governor's Commission on Driving While
Intoxicated and Impaired Driving shall report annually to the Governor
on its activities and shall include any recommendations it deems appropriate.
|| IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand
and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri,
in the City of Jefferson, on this 25th day of May, 1994.
||[Mel Carnahan's signature]
[Judith K. Moriarty's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE
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