WHEREAS, impaired drivers pose a serious threat to the health and safety of those traveling on North Carolina highways; and
WHEREAS, in accordance with MAP-21, as a mid-range State, North Carolina is required to submit a statewide impaired driving plan to the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; and
WHERAS, the purpose of a statewide impaired driving plan is to provide a comprehensive strategy for preventing and reducing impaired driving behavior; and
NOW THEREFORE, by the power vested in me as Governor by the Constitution and laws of the State of North Carolina, IT IS ORDERED:
Section 1. Established
The Statewide Impaired Driving Task Force (hereinafter “Task Force”) is hereby established.
Section 2. Membership
The Task Force shall consist of not more than thirty (30) voting members. All members shall be appointed by the Governor and shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor. The Governor shall appoint a Chair from among the membership of the Task Force.
The Task Force shall be composed of individuals from a variety of transportation and law enforcement backgrounds and disciplines in order that many different perspectives and experiences are represented. Members shall include representatives from the General Assembly.
Section 3. Meetings
The Task Force shall meet upon the call of the Governor or the Chair. The Chair shall set the agenda for the Task Force meetings. The Task Force may establish such committees or other working groups as are necessary to assist in performing its duties.
Section 4. Duties
The Task Force shall review existing North Carolina data, laws, regulations, and programs and develop a statewide impaired driving plan to provide a comprehensive strategy for preventing and reducing impaired driving behavior.
Other duties as assigned by the Governor.
Section 5. Administration
The Department of Transportation shall provide all administrative and staff support services required by the Task Force. Members shall serve without compensation, but may receive necessary travel and subsistence expenses in accordance with State law and the policies and regulations of the Office of State Budget and Management.
Section 6. Effect and Duration
This Executive Order is effective immediately and shall remain in effect until July 31, 2016, pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. § 147-16.2(b), or until earlier rescinded.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto signed my name and affixed the Great Seal of the State of North Carolina at the Capitol in the City of Raleigh, this 31st day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.
Elaine F. Marshall
Secretary of State