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EXPLANATION: Provides for a Road Acceptance Program through the County Tranportation Funds
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 84, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, page 465, paragraph 84.12, by striking the proviso in its entirety.
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, Section 84,
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, page 465, after line 10, by adding
an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/(DOT: Road Acceptance Program) The requirement that County Transportation Committees spend twenty-five percent of their "C" Fund apportionment on the state highway system for construction, improvements and maintenance is suspended. Prior to making any distribution of "C" Funds, the Department of Transportation shall sequester twenty-five percent of the total County Transportation Fund for a Road Acceptance Program. Any municipal or county government can file an application with the department, as approved by the applicable County Transportation Committee, to accept into its road system a segment of the state system in return for a recurring allocation from these sequestered funds, that is based upon an agreed estimate of the annual maintenance, repair, and replacement costs of the segment. Roads or road segments selected for this provision shall: not create orphans to the system; include any located within the municipal or county limits; and be grouped, if possible, to make maintenance operations more efficient. Preference shall be given to applications that seek to accept single purpose local roads and road segments that are 1/2 mile or less in length. In the aggregate, no county is eligible to receive more 'acceptance dollars' than they would have received under the prior formula. If at any time the 'acceptance dollars' are not annually remitted to the acquiring county, ownership of any segment for which the agreed upon allocation has not been fully funded, must revert back to the State. Any remaining balance of the sequestered funds shall be carried forward and expended as directed by the General Assembly./
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend totals and titles to conform.