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s_tra_2016a_2016-03-31t10:55:02z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/31/2016


BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1155


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Refer House Bill 16-1155 to the Committee of the W PASS

10:55 AM -- HB16-1155

Senator Sonneberg, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1155. The reengrossed bill allows a county with a population of 250,000 or more to designate a four-lane, controlled-access county highway in an unincorporated county area that intersects with an interstate highway or a U.S. numbered highway as a primary road of the county if the construction begins in 2016. The bill also specifies the respective jurisdiction, control, and duties of local governments with respect to a designated primary road.

Specifically, and similar to the state's authority over state highways, a county has the authority to:

      control highway access;

      establish weight restrictions;

      prohibit signs and banners;

      utilize sewers;

      erect, control, and maintain route markers and directional signs; and

      install, operate, maintain, and control traffic signals, signs, and traffic control devices.

While a municipality is responsible for:

      control of the highway on and beyond the curbs;

      construction and maintenance of underground facilities;

      highway illumination and cleaning;

      regulation and enforcement of traffic and parking; and

      erecting, controlling, and maintaining street signs.

Together, county and municipality may:

      share the cost of new storm sewer facilities, if required; and

      acquire rights-of-way for the highway as mutually agreed upon.
      BILL: HB16-1155
      TIME: 10:56:31 AM
      MOVED: Scott
      MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1155 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
      Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS

10:57 AM

The committee adjourned.

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