AN ACT TO CREATE A STATEWIDE PILOT PROGRAM TO ENABLE COST‑SHARING FOR TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS AND TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO CREATE A STATEWIDE PILOT PROGRAM FOR CONTRACTED SERVICES COST-SAVINGS.
Senate amendment makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.
Amends Section 2 of the act, regarding DOT's authorized study of a statewide pilot program for contracted services cost savings for the 2013-14 budget cycle, providing that the DOT must study methods to reduce their existing maintenance, repair, operation, and service costs by at least 10% (previously, the DOT was required to make every effort to reduce their existing maintenance, repair, operation, and service costs by at least 10%). Requires DOT to report its findings to the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations and the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee on or before April 1, 2014. Sets out the topics and items the DOT must investigate and study in order to determine whether cost reductions can be achieved (previously, set out the specific steps that DOT was required to take to obtain the required reduction).
Deletes paving from the specified list of services that can be subject to the requirements of this act.
Changes the date of the required report to the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee, the Fiscal Research Division, and the Governor to December 31, 2015 (was, December 31, 2014).
Provides that if the DOT achieves savings provided for in the act, then DOT must retain the funds saved (was, may retain) and can use the funds for any purpose authorized by applicable law.
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