WHEREAS, those who drive while intoxicated or impaired place themselves and other Missourians in danger, often inflicting pain and sorrow on families across this state; and
WHEREAS, the Governor’s Commission on Driving While Intoxicated and Impaired Driving (Commission) was established by Executive Order 94-19, reauthorized by Executive Orders 95-17 and 95-21, and amended by Executive Order 98-14; and
WHEREAS, the Commission was to report annually on its activities and make recommendations to the Governor; and
WHEREAS, the Commission has not issued an annual report, met, or exercised its functions for several years; and
WHEREAS, in the fall of 2009, I convened a summit of law enforcement officials, prosecuting attorneys, judicial representatives, municipal officials, and members of advocacy groups to examine legislative and administrative changes to strengthen the enforcement and punishment for those who drive while intoxicated or impaired; and
WHEREAS, the prescribed functions of the Commission are duplicative of the summit, as well as existing programs such as the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety, Committee on Impaired Driving.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JEREMIAH W. (JAY) NIXON, 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 rescind Executive Orders 98-14, 95-21, 95-17, and 94-19, thereby terminating the Governor’s Commission on Driving While Intoxicated and Impaired Driving.
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 15th day of January, 2010.