HCS/SB 173 - This act modifies provisions relating to transportation and infrastructure.
JOINT COMMITTEE ON MISSOURI'S PROMISE - This act creates an additional area of study for the Joint Committee on Missouri's Promise. The Committee shall develop long-term strategies and plans for investing in, and maintaining, a modern infrastructure and transportation system and identifying potential sources of revenue to sustain such efforts.
MISSOURI STATE TRANSIT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM - The Missouri State Transit Assistance Program is established and shall be administered by the Department of Transportation to provide financial assistance to defray the operating and capital costs incurred by public mass transportation service providers. The distribution of any appropriated funds must be determined by evaluating certain factors of each service provider including population, ridership, cost and efficiency of the program, availability of alternative transportation in the area, and local effort or tax support. This provision is identical to HB 484 (2011).
HIGHWAY DESIGN-BUILD CONTRACTS - This act authorizes the state Highways and Transportation Commission to enter into an additional design-build contract for the improvement of the bridge on US40/I-64 located in St. Louis County and St. Charles County (Daniel Boone Bridge). The act also extends the sunset date for the commission to enter into design-build project contracts. Under current law, the commission's authority to enter into design-build projects expires on July 1, 2012. This act extends the date to July 1, 2018. This provision is similar to SCS/SB 133 (2011).
SEWER DESIGN-BUILD CONTRACTS - This act authorizes the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to enter into a design-build contract for a construction project exceeding $1 million. Under the terms of the act, the sewer district must establish written procedures for prequalifying design-build contractors. The sewer district is authorized to issue a request for proposals to a maximum of 5 prequalified design-build contractors.
The act establishes advertising requirements and procedures for
submitting and opening proposals and for readvertising when
necessary. The act also specifies that payment bonds shall apply to the sewer design-build projects. The act further provides that performance bonds for design-build contractors do not need to cover design services if the contractors or subcontractors providing design services carry professional liability insurance in the amount established by the district in the request for proposal.
The act requires architects, engineers, and land surveyors to be
licensed or authorized in this state to provide such services as required by law.
The act prohibits architects or engineers retained by the sewer district from acting as design-build contractors, subcontractors, joint venturers, or partners for the project.
The sewer design-build contract provisions are similar to the ones found in HB 659 (2011) and HCS/SCS/SB 133 (2011).
EXCAVATION NOTIFICATION CENTERS - This act extends, from December 31, 2011, to December 31, 2014, the requirement that the State Highways and Transportation Commission be a notification center participant regarding excavation involving underground facilities. The act removes a provision which requires the notification center to ask excavators, as part of the process to request the locating and marking of underground facilities, to identify whether or not the proposed excavation will be on a public right-of-way or easement dedicated to public use for vehicular traffic. These provisions are identical to HB 678 (2011).
HA 1 - CHANGES THE TITLE TO JUST INFRASTRUCTURE RATHER THAN RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
HA 2 - THIS ACT DESIGNATES THE PORTION OF STATE HIGHWAY 30 FROM STATE ROUTE NN NORTH THREE MILES TO 1/10 OF A MILE SOUTHWEST OF OLD STATE HIGHWAY 30 IN JEFFERSON COUNTY AS THE "SFC WM. BRIAN WOODS, JR. MEMORIAL HIGHWAY" (SECTION 227.430). THIS PORTION OF THE ACT IS IDENTICAL TO HB 912 (2011) AND HCS/SB 77 (2011)
HA 3 - CURRENT STATE LAW (SECTION 302.309.3(2)) ALLOWS COURTS AND THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO ISSUE LIMITED DRIVING PRIVILEGES TO ALLOW REPEAT OFFENDERS TO DRIVE A MOTOR VEHICLE TO: (1) A BUSINESS, OCCUPATION OR EMPLOYMENT; (2) MEDICAL TREATMENT; (3) SCHOOL; (4) ALCOHOL OR DRUG TREATMENT PROGRAMS; (5) AN IGNITION INTERLOCK PROVIDER FOR REQUIRED SERVICE; AND (6) OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES THE COURT OR THE DEPARTMENT FINDS WOULD CREATE AN UNDUE HARDSHIP. HOWEVER, FOR PURPOSES OF FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION FUNDING, FEDERAL LAW (23 USC §164) ONLY ALLOWS THE ISSUANCE OF A LIMITED DRIVING PRIVILEGE IN CONNECTION WITH: (1) WORK; (2) ATTENDING SCHOOL; (3) ATTENDING ALCOHOL TREATMENT PROGRAMS; AND (4) SEEKING THE REQUIRED SERVICES OF AN IGNITION INTERLOCK PROVIDER. IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL LAW, SECTION 302.309.3(2) MUST BE AMENDED SO THAT A REPEAT OFFENDER LIMITED DRIVING PRIVILEGE MAY ONLY BE GRANTED FOR THE FOUR PURPOSES AUTHORIZED BY SECTION 164. UNDER THE TERMS OF THIS ACT, THE COURTS AND THE DEPARTMENT WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO ISSUE LIMITED DRIVING PRIVILEGES TO REPEAT OFFENDERS FOR THE PURPOSE OF DRIVING TO OR FROM THE OPERATOR'S PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT, ATTENDING SCHOOL, ATTENDING ALCOHOL OR DRUG TREATMENT PROGRAMS, AND SEEKING THE SERVICES OF A CERTIFIED IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE PROVIDER. LIMITED DRIVING PRIVILEGES MAY NOT BE GRANTED FOR SEEKING MEDICAL TREATMENT OR OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES THAT CREATE UNDUE HARDSHIPS FOR THE DRIVER
CURRENT MISSOURI LAW (SECTION 577.023) ALLOWS PRIOR AND PERSISTENT OFFENDERS TO PARTICIPATE IN AND SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE A DWI COURT IN LIEU OF JAIL TIME OR COMMUNITY SERVICE. A PRIOR OR PERSISTENT OFFENDER MAY ESCAPE THE STATUTORY MINIMUM DAYS OF IMPRISONMENT BY PERFORMING COMMUNITY SERVICE OR SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING A DWI COURT PROGRAM. FEDERAL LAW, HOWEVER, DOES NOT AUTHORIZE DWI COURTS AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO MANDATORY JAIL OR COMMUNITY SERVICE. UNDER THE TERMS OF THIS ACT, PRIOR AND PERSISTENT OFFENDERS MAY AVOID THE MINIMUM DAYS OF IMPRISONMENT BY PERFORMING COMMUNITY SERVICE AND COMPLETING A DWI COURT PROGRAM, IF SUCH PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE. THE DWI COURT PROGRAM OR OTHER TREATMENT PROGRAM MUST INCLUDE THE MINIMAL PERIODS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE. THESE PROVISIONS ARE CONTAINED IN SB 254 (2011)
HA 3 - THIS ACT REPEALS THE RABBI ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL MEMORIAL HIGHWAY DESIGNATION FOR A SPECIFIED PORTION OF HIGHWAY 160 IN GREENE COUNTY. IN LIEU OF THIS DESIGNATION, THE ACT DESIGNATES A DIFFERENT PORTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 160 IN GREEN COUNTY AS THE "RABBI ERNEST I. JACOB MEMORIAL HIGHWAY" (SECTION 227.410). THIS PROVISION IS CONTAINED IN HCS/SB 77 (2011)
HA 5 - THIS ACT BROADENS THE 85,500 LIVESTOCK WEIGHT EXEMPTION TO ALL HIGHWAYS. UNDER THE ACT, THE TOTAL GROSS WEIGHT OF ANY VEHICLE OR COMBINATION OF VEHICLES HAULING LIVESTOCK OR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS (NOT INCLUDING LOCAL LOG TRUCKS) MAY BE AS MUCH AS, BUT SHALL NOT EXCEED, 85,500 POUNDS (CURRENT LAW ONLY APPLIES TO SPECIFIED HIGHWAYS). THE ADDITIONAL WEIGHT LIMIT SHALL NOT APPLY TO VEHICLES OPERATED ON THE DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER SYSTEM OF INTERSTATE AND DEFENSE HIGHWAYS (SECTION 304.180). A SIMILAR PROVISION IS CONTAINED IN HCS/SS/SCS/SB 58 (2011).
HA 6 - THIS ACT REQUIRES A MUNICIPALITY TO ALLOW AT LEAST ONE STREET, WITH LAWFUL TRAFFIC MOVEMENT AND ACCESS FROM BOTH DIRECTIONS, TO BE USED BY COMMERCIAL VEHICLES TO ACCESS ANY ROADS IN THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM (SECTION 304.120). THE ACT ALSO PROHIBITS ANY CIVIL ACTION FOR A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE NUISANCE ON THE BASIS OF AN INDIVIDUAL OR BUSINESS ENTITY LEGALLY USING A VEHICLE ON A PUBLIC STREET OR HIGHWAY (SECTION 537.293). THIS PROVISION IS CONTAINED IN SCS/HCS/HB 430 (2011).
HA 7 - THIS ACT MODIFIES THE "MISSOURI TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT ACT" TO INCLUDE PUBLIC MASS TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS(SECTION 238.202). THE AMENDMENT ALSO ALLOWS TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS LOCATED WITHIN KANSAS CITY TO INCLUDE THE OPERATION OF STREET CARS OR OTHER RAIL-BASED OR FIXED GUIDEWAY PUBLIC MASS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS. THE AMENDMENT FURTHER PROVIDES THAT DISTRICTS FORMED FOR PUBLIC MASS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM PROJECTS SHALL NOT HAVE TO SUBMIT THE PROPOSED PROJECT TO THE STATE HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION FOR ITS PRIOR APPROVAL (SECTION 238.225). IN ADDITION, THE AMENDMENT PROVIDES THAT THE SALES TAXES IMPOSED BY A DISTRICT WHOSE PROJECT IS A PUBLIC MASS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED ECONOMIC ACTIVITY TAXES AS USED IN THE TIF STATUTES AND THAT THE TAX REVENUES ARE NOT SUBJECT TO ALLOCATION BY THE TIF STATUTES (SECTION 238.235). THESE PROVISIONS MAY ALSO BE FOUND IN HCS/SS/SCS/SB 58 (2011).
HA 8 - THIS ACT DESIGNATES THE PORTION OF INTERSTATE 40/64 IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY FROM THE BOONE'S CROSSING OVERPASS AT MILE MARKER 17.0 WEST TO THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS AIRPORT OVERPASS AT MILE MARKER 13.8 AS THE "MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL SERGEANT JOSEPH G. SCHUENGEL MEMORIAL HIGHWAY" (SECTION 227.424). THIS PROVISION IS ALSO CONTAINED IN HCS/SB 77 (2011).