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Mississippi Code Title 45. Public Safety and Good Order § 45-1-161. DUI Information-Exchange Improvement Advisory Committee;  creation;  purpose;  members;  duties;  support staff

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(1)?The DUI Information-Exchange Improvement Advisory Committee is created to address the problem of a lack of timely information regarding DUI arrests and convictions being available to law enforcement, prosecutors and courts. ?The Director of the Social Science Research Center at Mississippi State University shall appoint the chair. ?The other members shall be the following twenty four (24) persons:

(a)?The Director of Management Information Systems, Department of Public Safety;

(b)?The Director of the Driver Services Division, Department of Public Safety;

(c)?The Director of the Criminal Information Center, Department of Public Safety;

(d)?The Deputy Director of the Mississippi Highway Patrol;

(e)?The President of the Mississippi Municipal Court Clerk's Association, or a designee;

(f)?The President of the Justice Court Clerk's Association of Mississippi, or a designee;

(g)?A municipal court prosecutor appointed by the President of the Mississippi Prosecutors Association;

(h)?A county prosecutor appointed by the Mississippi Prosecutors Association;

(i)?The Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, Mississippi Attorney General's Office;

(j)?A representative of the Electronic Citation program appointed by the Director of the Social Science Research Center at Mississippi State University;

(k)?The President of the Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police, or a designee;

(l)?The President of the Mississippi Sheriffs' Association, or a designee;

(m)?The President of the Mississippi Municipal Judges Association, or a designee;

(n)?The President of the Justice Court Judges Association, or a designee;

(o)?The Director of the Administrative Office of Courts, or a designee;

(p)?A member appointed by the Commissioner of Public Safety from the State Traffic Records Coordinating Committee, Office of the Highway Safety Division of Public Safety Planning;

(q)?The State Defender of the Mississippi Office of Public Defender, or a designee;

(r)?The Director of the Office of the Highway Safety Division of Public Safety Planning, or a designee;

(s)?The Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation, or a designee;

(t)?A representative of the Coalition of Interlock Manufacturers;

(u)?The Director of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, or a designee;

(v)?The President of the Conference of Circuit Judges, or a designee;

(w)?The President of the Conference of County Court Judges, or a designee; ?and

(x)?The Chief of the Implied Consent Section of the Mississippi Forensics Laboratory, or a designee.

(2)?All appointed members of the committee shall be so appointed within thirty (30) days of April 17, 2017. ?The committee shall hold a meeting within sixty (60) days of April 17, 2017 and continue with the vice chairman or select a new vice chairman from its membership and shall adopt rules for transacting its business and keeping records. ?Members of the advisory committee shall serve without compensation.

(3)?The duties of the committee shall be to:

(a)(i)?Continue to study the flow of information between trial court clerks and judges, DUI prosecutors, the Driver Services Division of the Department of Public Safety, the Criminal Information Center of the Department of Public Safety, the Mississippi Alcohol Safety Education Program, the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, and all law enforcement agencies in the state to improve the imposition of enhanced penalties for repeat DUI offenders.

(ii)?Continue to review nonadjudication and sentencing records to determine whether repeat DUI offenders are actually being prosecuted and sentenced as repeat offenders.

(iii)?Determine appropriate ways to ensure that individuals and agencies accurately and completely carry out their responsibilities in all DUI cases and, after receiving input and recommendations from all the involved professional associations and agencies, recommend legislation to hold accountable those who fail to carry out their responsibilities accurately and completely in all DUI cases.

(iv)?Make recommendations to the Commissioner of Public Safety concerning revision of the Uniform Traffic Ticket under Section 63-9-21 to comply with Sections 99-3-43 and 63-11-30.

(b)?Report its findings and all recommendations to the Legislature by December 1, 2017.

(4)?The Social Science Research Center at Mississippi State University shall provide staff to assist the committee in carrying out its duties required by this section.

(5)?This section shall stand repealed on December 31, 2018.

Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Mississippi Code Title 45. Public Safety and Good Order § 45-1-161. DUI Information-Exchange Improvement Advisory Committee;  creation;  purpose;  members;  duties;  support staff - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ms/title-45-public-safety-and-good-order/ms-code-sect-45-1-161/


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