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Section 28-1303. Oversight council abatement

28-1303. Oversight council on driving or operating under the influence abatement

A. The oversight council on driving or operating under the influence abatement is established consisting of the following ten members:

1. The director of the department of public safety or the director’s designee.

2. The assistant director for the motor vehicle division of the department of transportation or the assistant director’s designee.

3. The director of the governor’s office of highway safety.

4. One member of the public who is appointed by the governor.

5. One member of the public who is appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

6. One member of the public who is appointed by the president of the senate.

7. One municipal law enforcement member who is appointed by the governor on the recommendation of an Arizona association of chiefs of police.

8. One county law enforcement member who is appointed by the governor on the recommendation of an Arizona county sheriff’s association.

9. One city prosecutor who is appointed by the governor on the recommendation of the Arizona prosecuting attorney’s advisory council.

10. One county attorney who is appointed by the governor on the recommendation of the Arizona prosecuting attorney’s advisory council.

B. Members appointed pursuant to subsection A, paragraphs 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of this section serve three year staggered terms.

C. Members appointed pursuant to subsection A, paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of this section shall serve as advisory nonvoting members of the council.

D. The voting members of the council shall annually elect a chairperson from among the members.

E. Members of the council are not eligible to receive compensation, but members who are appointed pursuant to subsection A, paragraphs 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of this section are eligible for reimbursement of expenses pursuant to title 38, chapter 4, article 2.

F. The oversight council on driving or operating under the influence abatement may use the facilities for meeting and the staff of the Arizona criminal justice commission.

G. The oversight council on driving or operating under the influence abatement may enter into interagency agreements with the Arizona criminal justice commission and other agencies for agency business.

H. The council shall:

1. Make grants from the driving under the influence abatement fund established by section 28-1304 to political subdivisions and tribal governments that apply for monies for enforcement purposes, prosecutorial and judicial activities and alcohol abuse treatment services related to preventing and abating driving or operating under the influence occurrences in a motor vehicle or a motorized watercraft as defined in section 5-301.

2. Make grants from the driving under the influence abatement fund established by section 28-1304 to innovative programs that use emerging technologies to educate, prevent or deter occurrences of driving or operating under the influence in a motor vehicle or a motorized watercraft.

3. Receive quarterly reports from the entities receiving grants and evaluate their effectiveness. The council may make additional grants to the recipients and oversee the progress of those programs.

4. On or before December 1 of each year, submit a written report on the effectiveness of the grants provided in reducing the incidence of driving or operating under the influence to the governor, the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate and shall provide a copy of this report to the secretary of state and the director of the Arizona state library, archives and public records.


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