LD 128 – LD 128 – An Act To Authorize the Commissioner of Transportation To Enter into Agreements with the United States Department of Transportation

Senator Bill Diamond-D This bill allows the Commissioner of Transportation to enter into agreements and cooperate with the United States Department of Transportation as provided in 23 United States Code, Sections 325 to 327 and as authorized under the federal Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, the federal Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users and the federal National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. It allows the commissioner to adopt rules to implement an agreement, carry out duties under an agreement and make expenditures in connection with an agreement. Consistent with 23 United States Code, Sections 326 and 327, it provides for a partial waiver of immunity from civil suit in federal court regarding the compliance, discharge or enforcement of a responsibility assumed by the Department of Transportation upon the department’s entering an agreement.
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