Missouri Sobriety Checkpoints Funding

From: Russ Martin
Sent: May 10, 2017
Subject: Missouri Sobriety Checkpoints Funding

GHSA Members,
Last week, the Missouri Legislature approved state appropriations legislation that effectively kills Missouri’s sobriety checkpoint program. The specific provision (see pg. 13: http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills171/hlrbillspdf/0004H.05T.pdf) allows no more than $1.00 of NHTSA funds provided to the state to be spent on checkpoints.  Sobriety checkpoints are otherwise permitted in Missouri and utilized by MDOT. The appropriations bill is now being considered by the Governor.
Members should be alert as opponents to sobriety checkpoints in other states may utilize this same legislative approach in future legislation.
Please let me know if I can answer any questions.
Russ Martin
Director of Government Relations
Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)
444 N. Capitol Street, NW Suite 722
Washington, DC  20001-1534
202-789-0942, ext. 180