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Every year, The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility recognizes those in government who have devoted their time and resources to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking. This year, we would like to recognize the following state legislators, for their outstanding commitment to these important issues. The following legislators worked on legislation to strengthen and enhance laws regarding drunk driving or underage drinking in their states. Through their dedicated efforts, they have helped their states to address issues ranging from offenders who have high blood alcohol levels (BAC) to a bill that would require parents to attend a driver safety course with their children. The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility would like to thank them for their tireless efforts.

 

  • Arkansas Representative Fred Allen (D-33), sponsor of HB 1585 and HB 1586, increasing the penalty for furnishing to a minor and creating a social host law 
  • Kansas Senator Tim Owens (R-8), champion of SB 278, creating the Kansas DUI Commission 
  • Maryland Delegate Kathleen Dumais (D-15) and Senator Jennie Forehand (D-17), members of the Governor's Task Force and co-sponsors of the 2009 Task Force Legislative Package 
  • Mississippi Senator Dean Kirby (R-30), sponsor of SB 2616, enhancing the fake ID law 
  • Oregon Representatives Jeff Barker (D-28) and Kevin Cameron (R-19), champions of HB 2426, creating a minimum fine for high BAC offenders 
  • Tennessee Representative Joe Carr (R-48), sponsor of HB 250, creating a social host law 
  • Virginia Delegate Dave Albo (R-42), sponsor of HB 1782, requiring a driver safety course with one's parent as a licensing condition 
  • Virginia Delegate G. Manoli Loupassi (R-68), sponsor of HB 1805, making vehicle operation without a required interlock a Class 1 misdemeanor 
  • Virginia Senator Ryan McDougle (R-4), sponsor of SB 1463, doubling the look-back period from 5 to 10 years and requiring interlock installation 
  • Wyoming Senator Drew Perkins (R-29), sponsor of SB 88, requiring interlocks for high BAC and repeat offenders