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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies the Transportation Code by amending provisions relating to the
10 Department of Transportation.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . provides that the governor shall appoint an executive director to be the chief
14 executive officer of the department, after consultation with, rather than
15 recommendations from, the Transportation Commission.
16 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
18 Other Special Clauses:
20 Utah Code Sections Affected:
22 72-1-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 176
24 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
25 Section 1. Section 72-1-202 is amended to read:
26 72-1-202. Executive director of department -- Appointment -- Qualifications --
27 Term -- Responsibility -- Power to bring suits -- Salary.
28 (1) (a) The governor, [
29 commission and with the consent of the Senate, shall appoint an executive director to be the
30 chief executive officer of the department.
31 (b) The executive director shall be a qualified executive with technical and
32 administrative experience and training appropriate for the position.
33 (c) The executive director shall remain in office until a successor is appointed.
34 (d) The executive director may be removed by the governor.
35 (2) In addition to the other functions, powers, duties, rights, and responsibilities
36 prescribed in this chapter, the executive director shall:
37 (a) have responsibility for the administrative supervision of the state transportation
38 systems and the various operations of the department;
39 (b) have the responsibility for the implementation of rules, priorities, and policies
40 established by the department and the commission;
41 (c) have full power to bring suit in courts of competent jurisdiction in the name of the
42 department as the executive director considers reasonable and necessary for the proper
43 attainment of the goals of this chapter;
44 (d) receive a salary, to be established by the governor within the salary range fixed by
45 the Legislature in Title 67, Chapter 22, State Officer Compensation, together with actual
46 traveling expenses while away from the executive director's office on official business; and
47 (e) purchase all necessary equipment and supplies for the department.
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