CSHCR 10(HES) AM: Relating to allowing the state the right to determine and impose sanctions on motor vehicle drivers.
00CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 10(HES) am 01 Relating to allowing the state the right to determine and impose sanctions on 02 motor vehicle drivers. 03 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 WHEREAS the State of Alaska is concerned with drug abuse by its citizens and has 05 enacted numerous laws and initiated programs aimed at reducing both the demand for and 06 supply of illegal drugs; and 07 WHEREAS the State of Alaska currently revokes the driver's licenses of persons 08 convicted of driving a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs; and 09 WHEREAS 23 U.S.C. 159(a) mandates the withholding of certain federal-aid highway 10 funds from states that by October 1, 1993, fail to either 11 (1) enact legislation requiring suspension of an individual's driver's license 12 upon conviction of a violation of the federal Controlled Substances Act or any drug offense; 13 or 14 (2) file a certification from the Governor that the Governor is opposed to the
01 enactment of such a law and that the legislature has adopted a resolution expressing its 02 opposition to such a law; and 03 WHEREAS failure of this legislature to take either mandated action will result in the 04 withholding of federal-aid highway funds; and 05 WHEREAS actions of the Congress to coerce states into passing ineffective laws are 06 inappropriate; and 07 WHEREAS the State of Alaska has and will continue to address illegal drugs in 08 effective and cost beneficial ways; 09 BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature certifies that it is opposed to the 10 requirement by the federal government that the state enact legislation to revoke or suspend the 11 driver's license of a person convicted of a drug offense if the offense does not involve the 12 operation of a motor vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft; and be it 13 FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature will continue its efforts in 14 drug abuse education and enforcement programs and will commit its limited resources to 15 programs that, based on experience in Alaska, have a reasonable chance of reducing drug 16 abuse; and be it 17 FURTHER RESOLVED that the Governor is respectfully requested to certify the 18 Governor's opposition to adoption of legislation requiring revocation of the driver's license 19 of a person convicted of a drug offense.