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Engrossed Version Senate Bill 417 History

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WEST virginia Legislature

2017 regular session

Engrossed

Senate Bill 417

By Senators Carmichael (Mr. President) and Prezioso
(By Request of the Executive)

[Introduced February 23, 2017; Referred
to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; and then to the Committee on Finance]

A BILL to amend and reenact §17-2D-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to eliminating the financial limitations on utilizing the Highway Design-Build Program for highway construction.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:


That §17-2D-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:

ARTICLE 2D. HIGHWAY DESIGN-BUILD PILOT PROGRAM.


§17-2D-2. Highway Design-Build Program.

(a) Notwithstanding any provision of this code to the contrary, the Commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Highways may expedite the construction of projects by combining the design and construction elements of a highway or bridge project into a single contract as provided in this article.

(b) The Division of Highways may expend no more than $50 million in each year in the program: Provided, That if any of the $50 million is unused in one year, the remaining amount may be applied to the following year's amount: Provided, however, That the total aggregate amount to be expended may not exceed $150 million in any one year

(c) (b) A design-build project may be let to contract only in accordance with the commissioner’s established policies and procedures concerning design-build projects.

(d) (c) Projects receiving funding above the amount of federal core funding as appropriated to the state by formula in a federal highway authorization, currently titled MAP-21, may utilize the program, but shall not be included in expenditure limits provided by subsection (b) of this section.


 

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