The act requires the transportation commission to annually allocate $1.5 million from the state highway fund to the department of transportation for allocation to the office of transportation safety (office), which will then distribute the money to local governments that implement high-visibility alcohol and drug impaired driving prevention enforcement episodes.
The act also requires local law enforcement agencies to follow written policies and procedures about racial profiling and use of force, complete in-service training annually, implement a recognizable pattern by which vehicles are stopped to prevent a bias-motivated stop, and locate checkpoints in areas where drunk or impaired driving crashes are likely to occur. No money may be allocated to a law enforcement agency subject to a judicially-ordered consent decree. In collaboration with the department of public safety, the office will publish an annual report. A law enforcement agency not complying with the requirements of the act may lose funding or be required to pay back funding already received. The attorney general may bring a civil action to enforce the act.
APPROVED by Governor June 5, 2023
EFFECTIVE June 5, 2023
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)