27:5F-28. Allocation of federal funds
The federal funds apportioned and allocated to the State pursuant to the "U.S. Highway Safety Act of 1966," Pub.L. 89-564 (23 U.S.C. s.s. 401-404), or any other federal law, rule or regulation shall be utilized for such highway traffic safety purposes as the Governor shall deem appropriate.
In the event that federal funds are apportioned and allocated to the State pursuant to the "U.S. Highway Safety Act of 1966," Pub.L. 89-564 (23 U.S.C. s.s. 401-404), on the basis of existing State and local highway safety traffic programs and activities, the Governor is authorized, in his discretion and subject to the approval of the appropriate federal agency with respect to the allocation and payment of the local share of such federal funds, to do whatever must be done to avail the State of the federal funds.
L. 1987, c. 284, s. 11.
27:5F-29 Office of Highway Traffic Safety.
12. a. There is hereby created an Office of Highway Traffic Safety in the Department of Law and Public Safety.
b.The office shall be under the immediate supervision of a director who shall be qualified to direct the work of the office. The director shall be appointed by, and serve at the pleasure of, the Governor.
c.The director shall:
(1)Administer the work of the office under the direction and supervision of the Governor and the Attorney General;
(2)Perform such functions, in addition to the work of the office, as the Governor may prescribe;
(3)Organize and reorganize the office;
(4)Assign and reassign personnel to employment within the office;
(5)Perform or cause to be performed the work of the office in the manner and pursuant to a program as he may deem necessary and appropriate;
(6)Employ as necessary the services of several departments and agencies, in a manner and to an extent as may be agreed upon by the chief executive officer of a department or agency and the Governor;
(7)Assist the localities in the development and formulation of local highway traffic safety programs;
(8)Receive and process applications from local agencies, State agencies, and nonprofit organizations for highway traffic safety project grants, provided that grants to qualifying nonprofit organizations shall be awarded only for programs approved by the director; the director shall adopt, pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), criteria by which a nonprofit organization shall qualify for award of grants including, but not limited to, the requirement that a nonprofit organization be operated primarily for scientific, educational, service, charitable or similar purposes in the public interest with a demonstrable record of conducting highway traffic programs and specifying the types of programs for which a nonprofit organization may be awarded a grant; and
(9)Cause to be made a periodic review of local highway traffic safety programs, including training programs of first aid, rescue and ambulance squads, to insure they comply with the standards, guidelines, rules and regulations provided for by this act.
L.1987,c.284,s.12; amended 2007, c.84, s.6.
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