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Section 164 Repeat Offender Transfer
Provision

All State Highway Safety Grant Programs

History and Administration

The repeat offender transfer provision was initially authorized under the Transportation Equity Act of the 21st Century (TEA-21) and reauthorized under SAFETEA-LU and MAP-21. This transfer provision is jointly administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

Purpose

This transfer provision encourages states to enact a repeat offender law.

Requirements

This transfer provision requires states to enact and enfoce a law that provides specific minimum penalties to individuals convicted or a second or subsequent impaired driving offense.

Under MAP-21, these minimum penalties are:

NHTSA has published guidance on “common pitfalls” for compliance with the minimum requirements of Section 164. States that fail to comply with these minimum requirements have a portion of their highway funds transfered into the state's Section 402 program.

Under MAP-21, the state may elect to use all or a portion of the penalty transfer funds for activities eligible under the Section 148 Highway Safety Improvement Program. If the state does so, then the funds are transferred from FHWA directly to the state department of transportation for the administration of those funds. SHSOs will no longer be required to track HSIP expenditures in that case.

Funding

States that failed to enact a repeat offender law by FY 2001 and FY 2002 had 1.5% of their National Highway System (NHS), Surface Transportation Program (STP) and Interstate Maintenance (IM) funds transferred to the Section 402 program. In subsequent years and under SAFETEA-LU, the amount transferred grew to 3%.

In FY 2012 and every year thereafter, if state is not in compliance with the revised repeat offender penalty provisions, then 2.5% of the National Highway System Performance Plan and the Surface Transportation Program funds are transferred to Section 402 in the subsequent fiscal year. (The amount of the transfer may actually be larger than under SAFETEA-LU since the two core highway programs from which funds are transferred are actually larger.)

Total dollar amounts transfered under SAFETEA-LU and MAP-21 are shown below. Click on a column header to see all federal highway safety funding for that fiscal year.

State SAFETEA-LU MAP-21
Ala.                  
Alaska 4,121,869 5,017,637 5,688,462 5,964,667 8,051,770 9,367,631 9,127,875 10,573,640  
A.S.                  
Ariz.               15,098,988  
Ark.                  
Calif. 44,049,663 49,126,959 52,879,718 54,456,668 59,662,839 62,351,254 59,776,634 70,535,388 33,422,356
Colo.                  
Conn.                  
Del.                  
D.C.                  
Fla.                  
Ga.                  
Guam                  
Hawaii               3,519,399  
Idaho               6,091,212 645,365
Ill.                  
Indian Ntns.                  
Ind.               20,192,867  
Iowa               10,509,266  
Kan.                  
Ky.                  
La. 7,029,143 7,830,641 8,166,215 9,385,289 10,395,744 10,933,920 10,479,307 15,404,574 875,913
Maine                  
Md.             9,448,465 12,061,700 4,585,004
Mass. 7,178,872                
Mich.                  
Minn. 9,420,939 10,630,358 11,483,925 11,831,440 12,995,244 13,732,527 13,187,039 13,796,994 6,537,542
Miss.                  
Mo.           18,116,765 17,335,414    
Mont.         7,895,773 8,662,887 8,381,308 8,830,878  
Neb.               6,216,943  
Nev.                  
N.H.                  
N.J.                  
N.M. 5,919,954 6,849,108 7,255,822 7,597,703 8,099,979 8,363,265 7,960,334 7,948,365 7,532,476
N.Y.                  
N.C.               22,066,692  
N.D.                  
M.P.                  
Ohio 18,136,130 21,219,842 21,887,109 22,030,837 23,383,558 24,051,787 22,918,000 27,625,494 1,309,001
Okla.               13,916,445  
Ore. 5,960,198 6,712,407 7,170,654 7,437,431 8,666,967 9,340,187 8,994,036 10,696,275 719,699
Pa.                  
P.R. 2,375,513 2,808,046 3,076,037 3,226,925 3,378,681 3,346,159 3,198,083   1,090,581
R.I. 2,122,287 2,299,483 2,389,024 2,465,392 2,867,876 3,104,735 2,984,543 4,628,784 219,329
S.C.                  
S.D. 4,019,465 4,626,903 4,911,702 5,145,365 5,843,553 6,213,948 5,972,720 6,010,498 1,424,002
Tenn.                  
Texas                  
Utah               6,891,321  
Vt. 2,101,993 2,299,480 2,392,228 2,489,798 3,191,516 3,540,891 3,491,608 4,236,778  
V.I.                  
Va.                  
Wash.         10,695,667 11,283,661 10,865,629 14,205,376  
W.Va.                  
Wis           16,239,760 15,438,945    
Wy. 4,450,879 5,080,960 5,334,306 5,540,613 5,829,664 5,975,295 5,691,062 5,477,401  
Totals 116,886,905 124,501,824 132,635,202 137,572,128 170,958,831 214,624,672 215,251,002 316,535,278 58,361,268
  12 + PR 11 + PR 11 + PR 11 + PR 13 + PR 15 + PR 16 + PR 23 10 + PR