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Section 247.659a

STATE TRUNK LINE HIGHWAY SYSTEM (EXCERPT)
Act 51 of 1951


247.659a Definitions; transportation asset management council; creation; charge; membership; appointments; staff and technical assistance; requirements and procedures; technical advisory panel; report including multiyear program; funding; records on road and bridge work performed and funds expended; annual report.

Sec. 9a.

(1) As used in this section:

(a) "Asset management" means an ongoing process of maintaining, upgrading, and operating physical assets cost-effectively, based on a continuous physical inventory and condition assessment.

(b) "Bridge" means a structure including supports erected over a depression or an obstruction, such as water, a highway, or a railway, for the purposes of carrying traffic or other moving loads, and having an opening measuring along the center of the roadway of more than 20 feet between undercopings of abutments or spring lines of arches, or extreme ends of openings for multiple boxes where the clear distance between openings is less than 1/2 of the smaller contiguous opening.

(c) "Central storage data agency" means that agency or office chosen by the council where the data collected is stored and maintained.

(d) "Council" means the transportation asset management council created by this section.

(e) "Department" means the state transportation department.

(f) "Federal-aid eligible" means a public road or bridge that is eligible for federal aid to be spent for the construction, repair, or maintenance of that road or bridge.

(g) "Local road agency" means a county road commission or designated county road agency or city or village that is responsible for the construction or maintenance of public roads within the state under this act.

(h) "Multiyear program" means a compilation of road and bridge projects anticipated to be contracted for by the department or a local road agency during a 3-year period. The multiyear program shall include a listing of each project to be funded in whole or in part with state or federal funds.

(i) "State planning and development regions" means those agencies required by section 134 of title 23 of the United States Code, 23 USC 134, and those agencies established by Executive Directive 1968-1.

(2) In order to provide a coordinated, unified effort by the various roadway agencies within the state, the transportation asset management council is hereby created within the state transportation commission and is charged with advising the commission on a statewide asset management strategy and the processes and necessary tools needed to implement such a strategy beginning with the federal-aid eligible highway system, and once completed, continuing on with the county road and municipal systems, in a cost-effective, efficient manner. Nothing in this section shall prohibit a local road agency from using an asset management process on its non-federal-aid eligible system. The council shall consist of 10 voting members appointed by the state transportation commission. The council shall include 2 members from the county road association of Michigan, 2 members from the Michigan municipal league, 2 members from the state planning and development regions, 1 member from the Michigan townships association, 1 member from the Michigan association of counties, and 2 members from the department. Nonvoting members shall include 1 person from the agency or office selected as the location for central data storage. Each agency with voting rights shall submit a list of 2 nominees to the state transportation commission from which the appointments shall be made. The Michigan townships association shall submit 1 name, and the Michigan association of counties shall submit 1 name. Names shall be submitted within 30 days after July 3, 2002. The state transportation commission shall make the appointments within 30 days after receipt of the lists.

(3) The positions for the department shall be permanent. The position of the central data storage agency shall be nonvoting and shall be for as long as the agency continues to serve as the data storage repository. The member from the Michigan association of counties shall be initially appointed for 2 years. The member from the Michigan townships association shall be initially appointed for 3 years. Of the members first appointed from the county road association of Michigan, the Michigan municipal league, and the state planning and development regions, 1 member of each group shall be appointed for 2 years and 1 member of each group shall be appointed for 3 years. At the end of the initial appointment, all terms shall be for 3 years. The chairperson shall be selected from among the voting members of the council.

(4) The department shall provide qualified administrative staff and the state planning and development regions shall provide qualified technical assistance to the council.

(5) The council shall develop and present to the state transportation commission for approval within 90 days after the date of the first meeting the procedures and requirements that are necessary for the administration of the asset management process. The procedures and requirements developed and presented by the council shall, at a minimum, include the areas of training, data storage and collection, reporting, development of a multiyear program, budgeting and funding, and other issues related to asset management. All quality control standards and protocols shall, at a minimum, be consistent with existing federal requirements and regulations and existing government accounting standards.

(6) The council may appoint a technical advisory panel whose members shall be representatives from the transportation construction associations and related transportation road interests. The asset management council shall select members to the technical advisory panel from names submitted by the transportation construction associations and related transportation road interests. The technical advisory panel members shall be appointed for 3 years. The asset management council shall determine the research issues and assign projects to the technical advisory panel to assist in the development of statewide policies. The technical advisory panel's recommendations shall be advisory only and are not binding on the asset management council.

(7) The department, each county road commission, and each city and village of this state shall annually submit a report to the transportation asset management council. This report shall include a multiyear program developed through the asset management process described in this section. Projects contained in the department's annual multiyear program shall be consistent with the department's asset management process and shall be reported consistent with categories established by the transportation asset management council. Projects contained in the annual multiyear program of each local road agency shall be consistent with the asset management process of each local road agency and shall be reported consistent with categories established by the transportation asset management council.

(8) Funding necessary to support the activities described in this section shall be provided by an annual appropriation from the Michigan transportation fund to the state transportation commission.

(9) The department and each local road agency shall keep accurate and uniform records on all road and bridge work performed and funds expended for the purposes of this section, according to the procedures developed by the council. Each local road agency and the department shall annually report to the council the mileage and condition of the road and bridge system under their jurisdiction and the receipts and disbursements of road and street funds in the manner prescribed by the council, which shall be consistent with any current accounting procedures. An annual report shall be prepared by the staff assigned to the council regarding the results of activities conducted during the preceding year and the expenditure of funds related to the processes and activities identified by the council. The report shall also include an overview of the activities identified for the succeeding year. The council shall submit this report to the state transportation commission, the legislature, and the transportation committees of the house and senate by May 2 of each year.


History: Add. 1957, Act 262, Eff. July 1, 1957 ;-- Am. 1972, Act 327, Imd. Eff. Jan. 3, 1973 ;-- Am. 1978, Act 444, Imd. Eff. Oct. 10, 1978 ;-- Am. 1982, Act 438, Eff. Jan. 1, 1983 ;-- Am. 1987, Act 234, Imd. Eff. Dec. 28, 1987 ;-- Am. 1998, Act 308, Imd. Eff. July 29, 1998 ;-- Am. 2002, Act 499, Imd. Eff. July 3, 2002 ;-- Am. 2007, Act 199, Imd. Eff. Dec. 21, 2007 ;-- Am. 2010, Act 257, Imd. Eff. Dec. 14, 2010 ;-- Am. 2012, Act 298, Imd. Eff. Aug. 23, 2012
Compiler's Notes: For transfer of powers and duties of the transportation needs study committee to the state transportation commission and abolishment of the committee, see E.R.O. No. 1997-6, compiled at MCL 247.691 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.For transfer of powers and duties of the citizens advisory committee to the director of the department of transportation and abolishment of the committee, see E.R.O. No. 1997-6, compiled at MCL 247.691 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
Popular Name: McNitt Act
Popular Name: Michigan Transportation Fund Act


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