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HB 1013 - Establishes Transportation Project Scoring System - Key Vote

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Legislation - Veto Override Passed (Senate) (29-17) - (Key vote)

Title: Establishes Transportation Project Scoring System

Vote Result
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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that establishes guidelines for the selection of transportation projects based on a scoring system, effective July 1, 2016.

Highlights:
  • Establishes a project-based scoring system using the following goals and measures (Sec. 1): 
    • Safety and security; 
    • System preservation; 
    • Quality of service; 
    • Environmental stewardship; 
    • Community vitality;  
    • Economic prosperity; 
    • Equitable access to transportation; 
    • Cost effectiveness and return on investment; and 
    • Local priorities and planning. 
  • Requires the department to assign a score from 1 to 100 based on a 20-year forecast in the project area in evaluating whether and to what extent a major transportation project satisfies the goals (Sec. 1). 
  • Requires the department to prioritize major transportation projects with higher scores over major transportation projects with lower scores (Sec. 1). 
  • Authorizes the department to prioritize a major transportation project with a lower score over a major transportation project with a higher score if it provides in writing a rational basis for the decision (Sec. 1). 
  • -Exempts any major transportation project that has moved to the construction phase before the effective date of this bill from the requirements of this bill (Sec. 3).
 
 
 
 
 
Legislation - Veto Override Passed (House) (88-52) - (Key vote)

Title: Establishes Transportation Project Scoring System

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that establishes guidelines for the selection of transportation projects based on a scoring system, effective July 1, 2016.

Highlights:
  • Establishes a project-based scoring system using the following goals and measures (Sec. 1): 
    • Safety and security; 
    • System preservation; 
    • Quality of service; 
    • Environmental stewardship; 
    • Community vitality;  
    • Economic prosperity; 
    • Equitable access to transportation; 
    • Cost effectiveness and return on investment; and 
    • Local priorities and planning. 
  • Requires the department to assign a score from 1 to 100 based on a 20-year forecast in the project area in evaluating whether and to what extent a major transportation project satisfies the goals (Sec. 1). 
  • Requires the department to prioritize major transportation projects with higher scores over major transportation projects with lower scores (Sec. 1). 
  • Authorizes the department to prioritize a major transportation project with a lower score over a major transportation project with a higher score if it provides in writing a rational basis for the decision (Sec. 1). 
  • -Exempts any major transportation project that has moved to the construction phase before the effective date of this bill from the requirements of this bill (Sec. 3).
 
 
 
 
 
Note:

NOTE: A THREE- FIFTHS MAJORITY OF THE ELECTED MEMBERS IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Establishes Transportation Project Scoring System

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (83-51) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (28-17) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (84-51) - (Key vote)

Title: Establishes Transportation Project Scoring System

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes a scoring system to rank transportation projects for funding.

Highlights:
  • Requires the Department of Transportation to establish a scoring system to rank major transportation projects according to goals including, but not limited to, the following goals (Sec. 1):
    • Safety and security;
    • Quality of service;
    • Environmental stewardship; and
    • Community vitality.
  • Requires the Department of Transportation to prioritize transportation projects for funding based on the scores received in the system established by the provisions of this bill (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Department of Transportation to provide written justification for cases in which the Department pursues a transportation project with a lower score over a project with a higher score (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Establishes Transportation Project Scoring System

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