Bill Text: IA SJR2007 | 2017-2018 | 87th General Assembly | Enrolled


Bill Title: A joint resolution opposing a law of this state relating to the revocation, suspension, issuance, or reinstatement of driver’s licenses to convicted drug offenders, and including effective date provisions. (Formerly SJR 2003.) Effective 3-13-18.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (? 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2018-03-21 - Sent to Secretary of State. S.J. 750. [SJR2007 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2017-SJR2007-Enrolled.html

Senate Joint Resolution 2007 - Enrolled




                              SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION       
                              BY  COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

                              (SUCCESSOR TO SJR
                                  2003)

                              (COMPANION TO HJR 2008
                                  BY COMMITTEE ON
                                  TRANSPORTATION)
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                                   SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION
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                   Senate Joint Resolution 2007

                       A JOINT RESOLUTION
 OPPOSING A LAW OF THIS STATE RELATING TO
    THE REVOCATION, SUSPENSION, ISSUANCE, OR REINSTATEMENT OF
    DRIVER'S LICENSES TO CONVICTED DRUG OFFENDERS, AND INCLUDING
    EFFECTIVE DATE PROVISIONS.
 WHEREAS, 23 U.S.C. {159 and 23 C.F.R. pt. 192 require each
 state to annually certify the state's compliance with 23 U.S.C.
 {159 to the secretary of the United States department of
 transportation and authorize the secretary to annually withhold
 federal highway funds if a state does not meet the requirements
 set forth in 23 U.S.C. {159(a)(3); and
 WHEREAS, 23 U.S.C. {159(a)(3)(B) provides that a state may
 demonstrate compliance if the governor of the state submits to
 the secretary a written certification stating that the governor
 is opposed to the enactment or enforcement in the state of
 a law that meets the requirements of a law described in 23
 U.S.C. {159(a)(3)(A), relating to the revocation, suspension,
 issuance, or reinstatement of driver's licenses to convicted
 drug offenders, and further submits to the secretary a written
 certification that the state's legislature has adopted a
 resolution expressing its opposition to such a law; and
 WHEREAS, the general assembly finds that enforcement of
 a law in this state that meets the requirements of a law
 described in 23 U.S.C. {159(a)(3)(A) is unrelated to, and does
 not promote, highway safety; is an unnecessary obstacle to the
 mobility,
  employability, and rehabilitation of convicted drug offenders;
 is an unnecessary use of state resources; and should be
 opposed; NOW THEREFORE,
 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
    Section 1.  OPPOSITION TO IOWA LAW.  The general assembly,
 by this joint resolution, states its opposition to a law in
 this state that meets the requirements of a law described in 23
 U.S.C. {159(a)(3)(A), relating to the revocation, suspension,
 issuance, or reinstatement of driver's licenses to convicted
 drug offenders.
    Sec. 2.  DISTRIBUTION.  A copy of this Joint Resolution shall
 be distributed to the governor.
    Sec. 3.  EFFECTIVE DATE.  This Joint Resolution, being deemed
 of immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment.


                                                             
                               CHARLES SCHNEIDER
                               President of the Senate


                                                             
                               LINDA UPMEYER
                               Speaker of the House
    I hereby certify that this joint resolution originated
 in the Senate and is known as Senate Joint Resolution 2007,
 Eighty=seventh General Assembly.


                                                             
                               W. CHARLES SMITHSON
                               Secretary of the Senate

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