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State Safety Coordinating Committee

Established by an act of the the Alabama Legislature, the mission of the State Safety Coordinating Committee (SSCC) is increased safety, with particular focus on the problem of traffic accidents. This includes crash prevention, crash severity reduction and remedial actions (e.g., emergency medical services). More formally, The mission of the SSCC is to formulate, coordinate, and apply whatever SSCC resources are available to reduce crash frequency and severity (including remedial first responder services) so that there is a maximum reduction in fatalities, severe injuries, fatal and injury crashes, and property damage crashes.

The SSCC recognizes that this mission involves not only its own resources but the influence that it can exert in coordinating and assuring the more effective use of resources of other traffic safety advocates and professionals within the total traffic safety community, both within Alabama and those provided by our federal partners. The SSCC is the primary liaison between the traffic safety community and the Alabama legislature, and its role in this regard is to assure that all available expertise, both within Alabama and Nationally, is brought to bear to assure that the laws passed within Alabama are as effective as possible in accomplishing the SSCC mission.
Alabama Senate Keeps Road Money in General Fund, Passes Budget

The Alabama Senate today rejected a proposal to take millions in state road dollars out of the General  Fund, a move that would have forced cuts to state agencies.

The Senate later passed the state budget by a vote of 23-4.

That sends it back to the House, which had passed a slightly different version earlier.

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Recent Legislative Updates
On Wednesday, March 22nd, the Senate passed an amended version of the Vehicular Homicide bill (SB82) and the Senate Committee on Transportation and Energy gave a favorable report to a substitute bill for Sen. Orr's DUI bill.

The original bill had been carried over in an attempt to work out some issues that members raised about the drug levels. During discussions with Senate members, Sen. Orr decided to only push for the 10 year lookback this session. The bill is now waiting to be added to the calendar for the Senate.

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2017 Regular Session - Traffic Safety Interests

Status: First Reading Bills

Vanity License Plates (SB-19): Under existing law, an active, retired, or honorably discharged member of the U.S. Marine Corps, upon payment of required fees and submission of specified documentation showing proof of service, may receive a distinctive U.S. Marine Corps license plate. Existing law requires submission of a military identification card, leave and earning statement, or DD214 form to show proof of service. This bill would add the certification of military service form NA 13038 to the list of documents that may be submitted to show proof of service for purposes of receiving the distinctive Marine Corps license plate.<

Vanity License Plates (HB-22): This bill would provide for the issuance of a distinctive Alabama Retired Law Enforcement Officer license plate. This bill would provide for an annual additional fee of fifty dollars to be collected for each distinctive license plate issued, for the design of the distinctive license plate, and for the distribution of the net proceeds to the Alabama State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police and the Alabama Peace Officer's Annuity and Benefit Fund.

Driver’s License (SB-23): This bill would require the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency to operate a driver's license office in each county of the state which office would be operational during regular business hours a minimum of one day each week.

DUI (SB-30): Enforcement Agency determines administratively that a person was driving under the influence and the offender's driving record shows no prior alcohol or drug-related enforcement contacts during the immediately preceding five years, the offender's driving privilege is suspended for 90 days. This bill would provide that the suspension would be stayed if the offender elects to have an approved ignition interlock device installed on his or her designated motor vehicle.

ALEA Pistol Database (HB-51): This bill would provide for the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) to create a statewide database of persons who have been issued a pistol permit. This bill would authorize the use of the database by law enforcement officers during traffic stops.  This bill would require the sheriff of each county to provide information regarding the pistol permits issued to ALEA.

Negligent Homicide while Fatigued, (SB-69): Under existing law, a person commits the crime of criminally negligent homicide if he or she causes the death of another person by criminal negligence. Criminally negligent homicide is aClass A misdemeanor unless the person commits the offense while driving a vehicle or vessel while intoxicated.

Anti Road Rage Act (HB-218): This bill would require a vehicle traveling on an interstate highway to travel in the right lane unless passing another vehicle. This bill would provide exceptions.

Damage to Roadway Recovery (HB-220): This bill would clarify the definition of damage and further specify under what conditions the state Department of Transportation may recover damages for obstructing, encroaching, or damaging a highway.

Status: Pending Action in House

Status: Pending Action in Senate

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