WHEREAS, drinking and driving is unacceptable; and

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; and

WHEREAS, I created the Governor's Commission on Driving While Intoxicated and Impaired Driving (the "Commission") to serve the above purpose; and

WHEREAS, the Commission has carried out its function with distinction;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mel Carnahan, Governor of the State of Missouri, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the State of Missouri, do hereby re-authorize the Governor's Commission on Driving While Intoxicated and Impaired Driving as follows:

The Governor shall 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 directors, or their designees, of the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Mental Health, and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; and such other members as the Governor may appoint from time-to-time.

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 crashes associated therewith;
  2. Measures which will assist law enforcement and the judiciary to most effectively enforce Missouri's DWI laws;
  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 place statewide;
  5. Assure there is a coordinated effort by networking with all highway safety advocacy groups throughout the State of Missouri; and
  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 9th day of August, 1995.

[Mel Carnahan's signature]


[Rebecca McDowell Cook's signature]

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