Chief Sponsor: Suzanne Harrison

Senate Sponsor: Daniel Hemmert


8     General Description:
9          This bill requires the Department of Transportation to implement a program to provide
10     safe routes to school.
11     Highlighted Provisions:
12          This bill:
13          ▸     requires the Department of Transportation to establish a program to promote safe
14     routes for walking and bicycling to schools;
15          ▸     allows the department to use available funds as prioritized by the Transportation
16     Commission;
17          ▸     allows the Department of Transportation to give priority to routes in areas of low
18     income schools; and
19          ▸     grants rulemaking authority to the Department of Transportation to implement the
20     program.
21     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
22          This bill appropriates in fiscal year 2020:
23          ▸     to the Department of Transportation - Construction - Safe Routes to School
24     Program, as an on-going appropriation:
25               •     from the General Fund, On-going, $500,000.
26     Other Special Clauses:
27          None

28     Utah Code Sections Affected:
29     ENACTS:
30          72-8-109, Utah Code Annotated 1953

32     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
33          Section 1. Section 72-8-109 is enacted to read:
34          72-8-109. Safe Routes to School Program.
35          (1) As part of providing for the safety of the state transportation system, the department
36     shall establish a program that promotes walking and bicycling to school through infrastructure
37     improvements and noninfrastructure efforts such as safety awareness education.
38          (2) In addition to any federal funds made available to the department for the program,
39     the department may fund the program from money made available to the department by the
40     Legislature and as prioritized by the commission.
41          (3) The department, in consultation with the State Board of Education, may give
42     priority consideration to a project located in an area of a school that receives funding under the
43     Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, Title I, 20 U.S.C. Sec. 6301, et seq.
44          (4) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
45     department may make rules to implement this section.
46          Section 2. Appropriation.
47          The following sums of money are appropriated for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
48     2019, and ending June 30, 2020. These are additions to amounts previously appropriated for
49     fiscal year 2020. Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures
50     Act, the Legislature appropriates the following sums of money from the funds or accounts
51     indicated for the use and support of the government of the state of Utah.
52     ITEM 1
53          To Department of Transportation - Construction
54               From General Fund, On-going

55               Schedule of Programs:
56                    Safe Routes to School Program               $500,000
57          The Legislature intends that:
58          (1) Under Utah Code Section 63J-1-603, appropriations under this section not lapse at

59     the close of fiscal year 2020; and
60          (2) the use of any nonlapsing funds is limited to the Safe Routes to School Program.