The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, which is composed of 21 members appointed by the governor, is responsible for developing and administering the state's traffic safety program. The governor also appoints the executive director, who serves as secretary to the commission and is responsible for management and operation of commission activities.
The State and Community Highway Safety Grant Program is directed by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The highway safety program is a formula grant program in which federal funds are provided to states based on their population and road miles. The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission (LHSC), through its Administrative Program, administers the state's highway safety grant program in accordance with the provisions of federal laws, regulations, and guidelines.
The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission has only one program, Administrative. Therefore the mission and goals of the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission are the same as those listed for the Administrative Program in the program description that follows.
This agency's recommended appropriation does not include any funds for short-term debt.
This agency does not have any long-term debt for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.
This agency's recommended appropriation also includes the following amount by means of financing for payments on the unfunded accrued liability of the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System in accordance with the provisions of Article X, Section 29 of the Constitution of Louisiana:
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