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HB 6151 - Transportation Law Amendments ("Complete Streets" Policy) - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Transportation Law Amendments ("Complete Streets" Policy)

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (76-21) - (Key vote)

Title: Transportation Law Amendments ("Complete Streets" Policy)

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that requires the State Transportation Commission to adopt a "complete streets" policy.

Highlights:
-Requires the State Transportation Commission to do the following within 2 years of the effective date of this Act (Sec. 10P):
    -Adopt a complete streets policy, meaning a document that provides guidance for the planning, design, and construction of roadways or an interconnected network of transportation facilities being constructed or reconstructed and designed for a transportation purpose that promotes complete streets and that is:
      -Sensitive to the local context and recognizes that needs vary according to urban, suburban, and rural settings; -Considers the functional class of the roadway and project costs, and allows for "appropriate exemptions"; and -Considers the varying mobility needs of all legal users of the roadway, of all ages and abilities; and
    -Develop a model complete streets policy or policies to be made available for use by municipalities and counties.
-Establishes the Complete Streets Advisory Committee, consisting of the following voting members (Sec. 10P):
    -Director of the State Transportation Department, or the Director's designee; -Director of the Department of Community Health, or the Director's designee; -Director of the State Police, or the Director's designee -Representative of the State Transportation Commission; -Representative of the Planning Organizations; -Representative of the Organizations of Disabled Persons; -Representative of the Road Commission Organizations; -Representative of public transit users organizations; -Representative of the Michigan Municipal League; -Representative of the AARP; -Representative of the League of the Michigan Bicycles; -Representative of a pedestrian organization; -Representative of the Michigan Public Transit Association; -Representative of the Michigan Townships Association; and -Licensed professional engineer or traffic engineer.
-Requires the Complete Streets Advisory Committee to perform the following duties (Sec. 10P):
    -Provide education and advice to the State Transportation Commission, county road commissions, municipalities, interest groups, and the public on the development, implementation, and coordination of complete street policies; -Annually report to the Governor, the State Transportation Commission, and the Legislature on the status of complete streets policies in this state by December 30, 2011; and -Advise the State Transportation Commission on the adoption of model policies.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (31-0) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (85-21) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Transportation Law Amendments ("Complete Streets" Policy)

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • Timothy Bledsoe (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lisa Brown (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Pamela 'Pam' Byrnes (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Marie Donigan (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lee Gonzales (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert B. Jones (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gabriel 'Gabe' Leland (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lesia Liss (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sarah Roberts (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Coleman A. Young II (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
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