in the Iowa General Assembly lowers the state’s legal blood-alcohol
limit for drivers and at the same time retains valuable federal
defines the standard for drunken driving as 0.10 percent blood alcohol
content. Under HF43 and SF37, the standard would be cut to 0.08.
2000 federal law requires each state’s legislature to adopt the
0.08 limit by 2004 or lose 2 percent of its highway money.
would forfeit about $47 million in federal highway funds if it fails
to act, The Quad-City Times reported.
that adopt the new limit by 2007 can recover the withheld funds.