Title 72 - Transportation Code - Chapter 1 - Department of Transportation Administration Act - Part 3 - Transportation Commission - Section 303 - Duties of commission.

Published: 2020-05-12

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Effective 5/12/2020 72-1-303 Duties of commission. (1) The commission has the following duties:

(a) determining priorities and funding levels of projects in the state transportation systems and capital development of new public transit facilities for each fiscal year based on project lists compiled by the department and taking into consideration the strategic initiatives described in Section 72-1-211;

(b) determining additions and deletions to state highways under Chapter 4, Designation of State Highways Act;

(c) holding public hearings and otherwise providing for public input in transportation matters; (d) making policies and rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative

Rulemaking Act, necessary to perform the commission's duties described under this section; (e) in accordance with Section 63G-4-301, reviewing orders issued by the executive director

in adjudicative proceedings held in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 4, Administrative Procedures Act;

(f) advising the department in state transportation systems policy; (g) approving settlement agreements of condemnation cases subject to Section 63G-10-401; (h) in accordance with Section 17B-2a-807, appointing a commissioner to serve as a nonvoting,

ex officio member or a voting member on the board of trustees of a public transit district; (i) in accordance with Section 17B-2a-808, reviewing, at least annually, the short-term and long-

range public transit plans; and (j) reviewing administrative rules made, substantively amended, or repealed by the department.

(2) (a) For projects prioritized with funding provided under Sections 72-2-124 and 72-2-125, the

commission shall annually report to a committee designated by the Legislative Management Committee:

(i) a prioritized list of the new transportation capacity projects in the state transportation system and the funding levels available for those projects; and

(ii) the unfunded highway construction and maintenance needs within the state. (b) The committee designated by the Legislative Management Committee under Subsection (2)

(a) shall: (i) review the list reported by the Transportation Commission; and (ii) make a recommendation to the Legislature on:

(A) the amount of additional funding to allocate to transportation; and (B) the source of revenue for the additional funding allocation under Subsection (2)(b)(ii)(A).

(3) The commission shall review and may approve plans for the construction of a highway facility over sovereign lakebed lands in accordance with Chapter 6, Part 3, Approval of Highway Facilities on Sovereign Lands Act.

Amended by Chapter 377, 2020 General Session