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S.F. No. 80 - Including Counties in Municipal Consent Process for Trunk Highway Projects
 
Author: Senator Charles W. Wiger
 
Prepared By: Krista Boyd, Senate Fiscal Analyst (651/296-7681)
 
Date: February 23, 2015



 

Section 1 amends, in municipal consent law, the definition of “cost participation agreement” to include a county’s agreement to pay certain highway construction project costs.

Section 2 amends the definition of “governing body” in municipal consent law to include the elected council of a county.

Section 3 provides that the municipal consent law does not prevent the Commissioner of Transportation from installing safety measures on trunk highways located within counties.

Section 4 requires the commissioner to submit to a county’s governing body the final layout for a trunk highway project located within the county.

Section 5 allows the commissioner to modify a project’s final layout, if requested by the county.

Section 6 directs the commissioner to submit a complete set of final construction plans to a county before bid opening for an interstate highway project.

Section 7 directs the commissioner to submit a complete set of final construction plans to a county before bid opening for highway project that is not on an interstate highway.

Section 8 provides that use of the design-build method of project delivery is subject to county consent law.

 
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