COST-SHARING/TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS.

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 785 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 10, 2013
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.
Intro. by Iler, W. Brawley, Torbett.

Status: Ch. SL 2013-245 (House Action) (Jul 3 2013)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

Senate committee substitute to the second edition changed the long title. Original long title was A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO CREATE A STATEWIDE PILOT PROGRAM TO ENABLE COST-SHARING FOR TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS.

Bill History:

H 785/S.L. 2013-245

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jul 8 2013 - More information

    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. Enacted July 3, 2013. Effective July 1, 2013.

     


  • Summary date: Jun 17 2013 - More information

    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.

     

     


  • Summary date: Jun 12 2013 - More information

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

    Amends new subsection (j) to GS 136-28.6 to authorize the Department of Transportation (DOT) to create a statewide pilot program for participation in cost-sharing for transportation improvements in connection with driveway permits (was, authorized the DOT to create a statewide pilot program for cost-sharing with private developers for transportation improvements under certain circumstances). Authorizes the DOT to create a fair share allocation formula and other procedures to facilitate the pilot program. Requires the formula to uniformly determine the value of transportation improvements and apportion these costs, on a project-by-project basis, among applicable parties including the DOT and private property developers (was, required the allocation formula to apportion costs equitably among the private property developers based on the value of the transportation improvement they have constructed). Provides that the transportation improvement projects developed under the pilot program may include the provision of ingress and egress to new private development prior to the acceptance of the improved portion of the roads constructed to provide access to the development by the state or local government for maintenance as a public street or highway.

    Amends new subsection (k) to delete language limiting reimbursements to payments from a developer constructing transportation improvements at the timeof the driveway permit approval.

    Provides that the bill does not require that DOT assume custodial responsibility for managing or distributing funds in the application of this program. Also provides that this act does not require a private developer to participate in the pilot program in order to obtain a driveway permit or other approval from DOT or any local government. Requires DOT to report on the pilot program to the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations and the Fiscal Research Division of the Legislative Services Commission no later that the convening date of the 2021 Regular Session of the General Assembly.

    Adds a new Section 2 to this act, which allows DOT to create and study a statewide pilot program for contracted services cost savings for the 2013-14 budget cycle. Requires DOT to make efforts to reduce their existing maintenance, repair, operation, and service costs by at least 10% by implementing cost-effective and streamlined procurement strategies, as the act provides. Specifies steps that DOT must take to obtain the required reduction. Specifies facility maintenance, repair, operation, and service contracts that may be subject to the section's requirements. Requires DOT to report to the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee, the Fiscal Research Division, and the Governor by December 31, 2014. Provides that if DOT achieves the savings provided for in the act, DOT may retain the saved funds and use the funds for any authorized purpose.


  • Summary date: May 7 2013 - More information

    House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Deletes provisions concerning the pilot program and provides the following. Allows the Department of Transportation (DOT) to create a statewide pilot program for cost-sharing with private developers for transportation improvements in circumstances where the nature of the developer-constructed facilities are atypical in size, scope, or complexity. Requires the creation of Cost Sharing Project Boundary Delineation that identifies the properties captured in the pilot program that would be affected by the developer-constructed facilities. Allows for the creation of an allocation formula that allows for the initial developer to be reimbursed as secondary developers impact the system. Limits reimbursements to payments from a developer constructing transportation improvements at the time of driveway permit approval. Provides that nothing in the statute obligates DOT to custodial responsibility for managing or distributing monies in the application of the program. Retains the reporting requirement and effective date from the 1st edition.


  • Summary date: Apr 12 2013 - More information

    Amends GS 136-28.6 to authorize the Department of Transportation (DOT) to create a statewide pilot program to participate in cost-sharing for transportation improvements and allows DOT to create a fair share allocation formula and other procedures to facilitate the pilot program. Require the formula to uniformly determine the value of transportation improvements and apportion these costs among applicable parties. Allows transportation improvement projects developed under the pilot program to provide for ingress and egress to new additional private development before acceptance of the improved portion of the roads constructed providing access to the development by the State or local government for maintenance as a public street or highway. For the purposes of this pilot program, funds collected by DOT may be administered and managed in the same way as a public enterprise improvement. Requires DOT to report on the pilot program to the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations and the Fiscal Research Division of the Legislative Services Commission no later than the convening date of the 2021 regular session of the General Assembly. Effective July 1, 2013.


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