2020 Code of Alabama
Title 23 - Highways, Roads, Bridges and Ferries.
Chapter 8 - Rebuild Alabama Act
Section 23-8-7 - Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program-Ii Committee.

Universal Citation: AL Code § 23-8-7 (2020)

Section 23-8-7

Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program-II Committee.

(a) There is hereby created the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program-II (ATRIP-II) Committee. The appointing authorities shall coordinate their appointments to assure the committee membership is inclusive and reflects the racial, gender, geographic, urban, rural, and economic diversity of the state. All members of the ATRIP-II Committee shall be appointed within 30 days after March 12, 2019, and shall serve until a successor is named. Members of the ATRIP-II Committee shall consist of:

(1) The Director of the State Department of Transportation who shall serve as Chair of the ATRIP-II Committee.

(2) The Lieutenant Governor or his or her designee.

(3) One member appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate.

(4) One member appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

(5) Four members appointed by the Governor, at least one of whom shall be a representative of local governments, and at least one of whom shall be a minority.

(b) The ATRIP-II Committee may enter an agreement with any funding authority or bank that is authorized to issue tax exempt debt for infrastructure purposes to pledge any of the annual revenue proceeds allocated for its use in subsection (c) of Section 40-17-371 as payment for any loan or debt indenture.

(c) Within 60 days after March 12, 2019, the ATRIP-II Committee shall convene to develop and adopt procedures for the allocation of any revenue proceeds allocated for its use and for the selection and authorization of projects to be funded from the revenue dedicated by the Director of ALDOT for the ATRIP-II program in accordance with subsection (c) of Section 23-8-5. The procedures shall ensure that project selection shall be for projects related to the state maintained highway system, which may also include local roads and bridges essential to such projects, proposed by one or more local governments. In addition, the policies shall be developed with an emphasis on the economic growth, public safety, and stability of this state. The procedures shall also include provisions to ensure that all projects selected by the ATRIP-II Committee shall be bid and let to contract by ALDOT in accordance with any applicable provisions of law. After the ATRIP-II Committee develops and adopts procedures for the allocation of any revenue proceeds and the selection and authorization of projects to be funded from the revenue proceeds, a copy of the procedures shall be distributed to each of the counties and municipalities of the state and shall be posted on the ALDOT website.

(d) The ATRIP-II Committee, in reviewing ATRIP-II projects submitted to it for funding pursuant to this section, shall appraise and consider information that may be submitted by counties and municipalities in the applications with respect to those projects concerning its contracting with businesses or individuals in carrying out such projects that reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of the state. A report on the contracting information submitted by counties and municipalities shall be distributed by the ATRIP-II Committee annually to the Governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, the Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives, the Chair of the Joint Transportation Committee, the Alabama Senate Minority Leader, and the Alabama House of Representatives Minority Leader no later than October 1 of each year, beginning on October 1, 2020.

(Act 2019-2, 1st Sp. Sess., §10.)

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