Introduced Senate Bill (S)

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Road and utility repair. Defines "department action" as one or more of the following: (1) Detour creation or implementation. (2) Planned bridge repair. (3) Planned road repair. Requires the department of transportation (department) to consult with the appropriate: (1) county commissioner; (2) county executive; (3) mayor; or (4) town executive; whenever a proposed department action adversely affects certain local interests. Requires the department to: (1) consult with an appropriate local representative; and (2) memorialize; the substance of any consultation involving a local representative. Requires the commissioner of the department to review the substance of all consultations involving a local representative. Road and utility repair. Defines "department action" as one or more of the following: (1) Detour creation or implementation. (2) Planned bridge repair. (3) Planned road repair. Requires the department of transportation (department) to consult with the appropriate: (1) county commissioner; (2) county executive; (3) mayor; or (4) town executive; whenever a proposed department action adversely affects certain local interests. Requires the department to: (1) consult with an appropriate local representative; and (2) memorialize; the substance of any consultation involving a local representative. Requires the commissioner of the department to review the substance of all consultations involving a local representative. Requires the commissioner to either: (1) approve a proposed department action subject to the concerns of the appropriate local representative; or (2) remand a proposed department action to appropriate department personnel for the purpose of devising a revised department action that is less destructive to certain local interests. Provides the department with rulemaking authority. Allows the department to contract with third party agencies approved of by the commissioner of the department. Provides that the hearing officer appointed to conduct a hearing concerning a petition to establish a regional water, sewage, or solid waste district is required to provide notice of the hearing to the executive of a city or town that has a municipal sewage works or public sanitation department having extraterritorial jurisdiction within the boundaries of the area to be included in the proposed district. Requires the board of trustees of a regional sewage district, when seeking to add territory to the district, to file a copy of its motion for the addition of territory in the office of: (1) the executive of each governmental entity having territory within the territory proposed to be added to the regional sewage district; and (2) the executive of a city or town that has a municipal sewage works or public sanitation department if the territory proposed to be added to the regional sewage district includes territory within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the municipal sewage works or public sanitation department. Defines "governmental entity", for purpose of the law concerning regional water, sewage, and solid waste districts, as a municipal corporation or a special taxing district. Defines certain terms. ... View more