Executive Document

Governor's Executive Order Renewing and Continuing the Governor's Council on Driving Under the Influence.

Issued: March 7, 2001


EXECUTIVE ORDER

Governor's Council on Driving Under the Influence

Whereas, the primary role of government is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of citizens;

Whereas, driving under the influence of alcohol and other drugs is a major cause of violence on Utah's highways;

Whereas, driving under the influence of alcohol and other drugs is a cause of preventable deaths and injuries to Utah citizens; and

Whereas, the Governor's Council on Driving Under the Influence was created by Executive Order on September 17, 1999; and

Whereas, the council requires one additional year of operation to accomplish its goals.

Now, therefore, I, Michael O. Leavitt, governor of the state of Utah, order the following:

I. The Governor's Council on Driving Under the Influence shall be renewed and continue through March 15, 2002.

II. The council shall:

A. provide a forum for discussion, planning and the coordination of efforts with the Utah Substance Abuse and Anti- Violence Coordinating Council and the Utah Highway Safety Office to reduce the incidence of driving under the influence of alcohol and other drugs on the highways in the state;

B. study ways to increase public awareness of and education relating to driving under the influence issues in cooperation with the Utah Highway Safety Office;

C. review current sentencing laws and practices in cooperation with the Utah Sentencing Commission;

D. review the effectiveness of existing programs in cooperation with the Utah Division of Substance Abuse;

E. examine the quality and completeness of driving under the influence records in cooperation with the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice;

F. develop and recommend proposals to address priority issues and adequate funding of needs in cooperation with the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice; and

G. complete its study and report final recommendations to the governor and the Utah Substance Abuse and Anti-Violence Coordinating Council by September 1, 2001.

III. The council shall consist of 21 members, including:

A. the following members representing Utah agencies and organizations:

1. a member of the Senate designated by the president of the Senate;

2. a member of the House of Representatives designated by the speaker of the House;

3. a representative designated by the Utah Chiefs of Police Association;

4. a representative designated by the Utah Sheriffs Association;

5. three representatives designated by the commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, one each from the Highway Patrol, the Driver License Division, and the Highway Safety Office;

6. a representative designated by the Statewide Association of Public Attorneys;

7. the attorney general or designee;

8. a defense attorney designated by the Utah State Bar;

9. the director of the Division of Substance Abuse or designee;

10. the director of the Utah Sentencing Commission;

11. the administrator of the Utah Substance Abuse and Anti-Violence Coordinating Council;

12. a court administrative officer designated by the Judicial Council; and

13. a representative of the Utah Behavioral Healthcare Network designated by the president of the UBHN.

B. the following members appointed by the governor:

1. two representatives of crime victims;

2. a representative of businesses that sell or distribute alcoholic beverages;

3. a representative of health care providers;

4. a citizen representative; and

5. the lieutenant governor.

IV. Council procedures, staffing, and duration shall be as follows:

A. The governor shall appoint two members as co-chairs of the council.

B. A majority of the members of the council constitutes a quorum for conducting the business of the council. A majority vote of those present and voting shall be required for the transaction of any business by the council. Each member present at any meeting of the Council shall be entitled to one vote.

C. The council shall meet at times and places determined by the council co-chairs.

D. Subcommittees may be created within the council to serve for a specified purpose and period of time.

E. Research on council priorities may be conducted at the request of the co-chairs.

F. The Utah Division of Substance Abuse shall provide staff to the council.

G. The council shall remain at the call of the co-chairs upon completion of its study and submission of its final report on September 1, 2001 until March 15, 2002, at which date the council is discontinued.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Utah on this 7th day of March, 2001.

(State Seal)

MICHAEL O. LEAVITT
GOVERNOR

ATTEST:

OLENE S. WALKER
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR


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