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Georgia Law on the Powers of the State-wide Motorcycle Safety Coordinator (O.C.G.A. § 40-15-4)

Legal Commentary. This Georgia statute grants the Commissioner of Driver Services the power to appoint a State-wide Motorcycle Safety Coordinator. The statute then clarifies the duties of this State-wide Motorcycle Safety Coordinator. The State-wide Motorcycle Safety Coordinator will serve at the pleasure of the Commissioner, as well as promote motorcycle safety in the State of Georgia and consult with Georgia governmental departments on motorcycle safety.

Under this Code Section 40-15-4 the Commissioner of Driver Services is also granted the power to give additional duties to the State-wide Motorcycle Safety Coordinator.

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See the full text of the statute below:

Section 40-15-4 Powers of State-Wide Motorcycle Safety Coordinator

(a) The commissioner shall appoint a state-wide motorcycle safety coordinator who shall carry out and enforce the provisions of this chapter and the rules and regulations of the department. The coordinator shall be placed in the unclassified service of the State Personnel Administration and shall serve at the pleasure of the commissioner.

(b) The coordinator shall also be authorized to:

  1. Promote motorcycle safety throughout the state;
  2. Provide consultation to the various departments of state government and local political subdivisions relating to motorcycle safety; and
  3. Do any other thing deemed necessary by the commissioner to promote motorcycle safety in the state.

HISTORY: Code 1981, § 40-15-4, enacted by Ga. L. 1984, p. 644, § 1; Ga. L. 1986, p. 181, § 1; Ga. L. 1994, p. 97, § 40; Ga. L. 1997, p. 143, § 40; Ga. L. 1997, p. 1505, § 3; Ga. L. 2009, p. 745, § 1/SB 97.

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