SB 128 Transfers the authority to approve blood alcohol and other chemical testing methods and devices from the Department of Health and Senior Services to the Department of Transportation
Sponsor: Stouffer
LR Number: 0167S.01I Fiscal Note: 0167-01
Committee: Financial & Governmental Organizations and Elections
Last Action: 2/28/2007 - Removed S Consent Calendar Journal Page: S362
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: Emergency Clause

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SB 128 - This act transfers the authority to approve blood alcohol and other chemical testing methods and devices from the Department of Health and Senior Services to the Department of Transportation.

The act provides that all the powers, duties and functions relating to the approval and licensing of personnel, methods, techniques, and equipment for the testing of blood alcohol content is transferred from the Department of Health and Senior Services to the Department of Transportation by a Type I transfer. The act provides that all budget authority to fund such duties shall also be transferred to the Department of Transportation. All appropriations to fund these duties shall be paid from general revenue.

The Highways and Transportation Commission shall have the authority to suspend, cancel, or revoke credentials, permits and licenses related to the blood alcohol program. The act provides that all bonds, certificates of deposit, letters of credit, drafts, checks, and other financial instruments formerly payable to the Department of Health and Senior Services on behalf of the blood alcohol program shall be payable to the Highways and Transportation Commission to the credit of general revenue.

The act contains an emergency clause and will go into effect upon the Governor's signature or July 1, 2007, whichever occurs later.

STEPHEN WITTE