CSSB 59(CRA): "An Act relating to awards of federal funds to municipalities for road projects; and providing for an effective date."

00 CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 59(CRA) 01 "An Act relating to awards of federal funds to municipalities for road projects; and 02 providing for an effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 19.05 is amended by adding new sections to read: 05 Article 4. Awards of Federal Funds to Municipalities for Road Projects. 06 Sec. 19.05.150. Municipal road projects. (a) Each fiscal year, the 07 department shall award federal funds to municipalities for road projects. The total 08 amount awarded statewide in a fiscal year may not exceed $20,000,000. The 09 maximum amount awarded to a single municipality may not exceed $3,000,000. 10 Awards are subject to state appropriations of federal funds for municipal road projects. 11 (b) Appropriations for awards under this section are not one-year 12 appropriations and do not lapse under AS 37.25.010. 13 Sec. 19.05.155. Project applications. A municipality with the power to 14 construct and maintain roads may apply to the department for an award of federal

01 money for a road project. The project application must contain all information 02 regarding the road project that is requested by the department. The municipality must 03 agree to provide money to match federal funds if a match is required by federal law, 04 and the municipality must agree to comply with all other federal requirements for 05 receipt and expenditure of the federal funds for the road project. The department may 06 not accept an application for a road project until the department determines that the 07 project will qualify for federal funding. 08 Sec. 19.05.160. Priorities for road projects. (a) The department shall set 09 priorities for all municipal road projects for which it accepts an application under 10 AS 19.05.155. In setting priorities for projects, the department shall assign a higher 11 priority to road projects involving the reconstruction or rehabilitation of a state 12 maintained road where the municipality also agrees to accept maintenance 13 responsibility for the road upon completion of the project. 14 (b) Unless prohibited under federal law, the department shall include the 15 municipal road projects that it accepts under AS 19.05.155 in a statewide 16 transportation plan in the order of priority established under (a) of this section and in a 17 manner that ensures that municipal road projects qualify for federal funding each 18 fiscal year. 19 * Sec. 2. This Act takes effect July 1, 2001.