SECTION ____. (A) The Commission of the Department of Transportation, established by Article 3, Chapter 1, Title 57 of the 1976 Code, is abolished and the requirements of the commission to develop the long-range Statewide Transportation Plan, Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, and any other related duties and responsibilities pursuant to Section 57-1-370 are devolved upon the Bond Review Authority. The criteria and requirements contained in Section 57-1-370 are binding upon the authority in carrying out the duties and responsibilities to develop the plans and programs required by this section.
(B) The powers, responsibilities, functions, duties, and staff of the Chief Internal Auditor, as established by Section 57-1-360, are transferred to the Legislative Audit Council. Notwithstanding Section 57-1-370, the Director of the Legislative Audit Council must appoint the Chief Internal Auditor for a term of four years coterminous with the term of the director and may only be removed by the director for malfeasance, misfeasance, incompetency, absenteeism, conflicts of interest, misconduct, persistent neglect of duty in office, or incapacity. All other requirements of Section 57-1-360 are binding upon the Chief Internal Auditor. The Department of Transportation shall annually transfer to the Legislative Audit Council an amount necessary to provide the support to the Chief Internal Auditor required by Section 57-1-360(C).
(C) All remaining duties, powers, and responsibilities of the commission are transferred to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation.
(D) This section takes effect upon the effective date of the creation of the State Bond Review Authority. /
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