Amendment #15 to H.3379

Chapter 90

Mr. Straus of Mattapoisett move that the bill be amended by adding the following section at the end thereof:



SECTION XX. Section 4 of Chapter 6C of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by deleting subsection (b) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-



(b) for expenditure by the department for maintaining, repairing, improving and constructing municipal ways and bridges, sidewalks adjacent to such ways and bridges, bikeways and other projects eligible for funding as a transportation enhancement project as described in the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991, P.L. 102-240, salt storage sheds, bikeways and public use off-street parking facilities related to mass transportation, for engineering services and expenses related to highway transportation enhancement and mass transportation purposes, for care, repair, storage, replacement, purchase and long-term leasing of road building machinery, equipment and tools, for the erection and maintenance of direction signs and warning signs and for necessary or beneficial improvements to unpaved municipal ways together with any money which any municipality may appropriate for such purposes to be used on the same ways, sheds, bikeways, bridges, machinery, equipment, tools and facilities; provided, however, municipalities must expend funds authorized for projects pursuant to this section within five (5) years of authorization or said authorization shall be redistributed pursuant to procedures established by the massachusetts department of transportation; provided, further, a municipality shall be allowed to petition said department for a waiver of the five year expenditure requirement upon satisfactorily meeting the waiver requirements as provided for in the said procedures. Such engineering services, including surveying services, shall only be performed by architectural, engineering or surveying firms prequalified by the department; provided, however, that a municipality may seek a waiver of this requirement from the department if the municipality demonstrates to the satisfaction of the department that it is cost prohibitive to use a prequalified firm. Such ways, sheds, bikeways, bridges, machinery, equipment, tools and facilities shall remain municipal ways, sheds, bikeways, bridges, machinery, equipment, tools and facilities. The department shall withhold or withdraw the unexpended balance of any funds assigned by it under this clause if the municipality fails to comply with the official standards for traffic control established by the department or with any provision of a traffic control agreement negotiated between the department and the municipality, as required by the United States Secretary of Commerce under section 109 of Title 23 of the United States Code;





Amendment #15, AS CHANGED, see below



by adding the following section at the end thereof:



SECTION XX. Section 4 of Chapter 6C of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by deleting subsection (b) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-



(b) for expenditure by the department for maintaining, repairing, improving and constructing municipal ways and bridges, sidewalks adjacent to such ways and bridges, bikeways and other projects eligible for funding as a transportation enhancement project as described in the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991, P.L. 102-240, salt storage sheds, bikeways and public use off-street parking facilities related to mass transportation, for engineering services and expenses related to highway transportation enhancement and mass transportation purposes, for care, repair, storage, replacement, purchase and long-term leasing of road building machinery, equipment and tools, for the erection and maintenance of direction signs and warning signs and for necessary or beneficial improvements to unpaved municipal ways together with any money which any municipality may appropriate for such purposes to be used on the same ways, sheds, bikeways, bridges, machinery, equipment, tools and facilities; provided, however, municipalities must expend funds authorized for projects pursuant to this section within 5 years of final authorization or said authorization shall be redistributed pursuant to procedures established by the massachusetts department of transportation; provided, further, a municipality shall be allowed to petition said department for a waiver of the five year expenditure requirement upon satisfactorily meeting the waiver requirements as provided for in the said procedures. Such engineering services, including surveying services, shall only be performed by architectural, engineering or surveying firms prequalified by the department; provided, however, that a municipality may seek a waiver of this requirement from the department if the municipality demonstrates to the satisfaction of the department that it is cost prohibitive to use a prequalified firm. Such ways, sheds, bikeways, bridges, machinery, equipment, tools and facilities shall remain municipal ways, sheds, bikeways, bridges, machinery, equipment, tools and facilities. The department shall withhold or withdraw the unexpended balance of any funds assigned by it under this clause if the municipality fails to comply with the official standards for traffic control established by the department or with any provision of a traffic control agreement negotiated between the department and the municipality, as required by the United States Secretary of Commerce under section 109 of Title 23 of the United States Code;