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H.B. 23






Sponsor: Rebecca D. Lockhart

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Transportation Code to amend the Department of Transportation
             10      administration provisions.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    defines a metropolitan planning organization;
             14          .    requires the Department of Transportation to cooperate with metropolitan planning
             15      organizations for transportation planning and project programming;
             16          .    requires that the department cooperate with metropolitan planning organizations
             17      with contiguous boundaries, if those organizations have:
             18              .    coordinated transportation plans and improvement programs; and
             19              .    submitted joint comprehensive, integrated transportation plans to the
             20      department; and
             21          .    provides that the governor and local units of government may redesignate or realign
             22      metropolitan planning organizations if the governor determines that metropolitan
             23      planning organizations have failed to cooperate and submit joint transportation
             24      plans.
             25      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             26          None
             27      Other Special Clauses:

             28          None
             29      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             30      ENACTS:
             31          72-1-208.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             33      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             34          Section 1. Section 72-1-208.5 is enacted to read:
             35          72-1-208.5. Definition -- Cooperation with metropolitan planning organizations --
             36      Cooperation in plans and programs required.
             37          (1) As used in this section, "metropolitan planning organization" means an
             38      organization established under 23 U.S.C. Sec. 134.
             39          (2) The department shall cooperate with a metropolitan planning organization in the
             40      metropolitan planning organization's responsibility to carry out a continuing, cooperative, and
             41      comprehensive process for transportation planning and project programming.
             42          (3) If a metropolitan planning organization has a contiguous boundary with another
             43      metropolitan planning organization, the department shall cooperate with those organizations if
             44      the metropolitan planning organizations have:
             45          (a) coordinated project priorities, transportation plans, and transportation improvement
             46      programs; and
             47          (b) submitted joint priorities, plans, and programs to the department as comprehensive,
             48      integrated transportation plans.
             49          (4) Subject to the provisions of 23 U.S.C. Sec. 134, if the governor determines that
             50      metropolitan planning organizations have failed to meet the guidelines under Subsection (3),
             51      the governor and local units of government may redesignate or realign the metropolitan
             52      planning organizations.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 11-19-03 2:00 PM

A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

Legislative Committee Note
    as of 12-10-03 11:11 AM

The Transportation Planning Task Force recommended this bill.

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