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  • NJ A3881
  • Establishes pilot program to allow certain counties and municipalities to use single firm for design and inspection services on certain transportation projects.
Introduced
(6/2/2016)
In Committee
(1/19/2017)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires the Department of Transportation (department) to establish a five-year pilot program to evaluate the costs and benefits of allowing a professional firm to provide both design services and inspection services for a project that receives federal-aid highway funds. The Commissioner of Transportation (commissioner) is to select three counties in the State to participate in the pilot program: (1) the county with the largest population; (2) the county with the smallest population; and (3) one additional county determined by the commissioner provided that each of the three counties selected to participate in the pilot program are of a different class. A county or a municipality in a county approved to participate in the program is required to submit a conflict of interest protocol to the commissioner for review. The municipality or county is only approved to participate in the pilot program if the commissioner determines that the conflict of interest protocol is consistent with all federal and State laws, rules, and regulations governing conflicts of interest. A municipality or county participating in the pilot program is required to submit an annual report to the commissioner detailing the projects receiving federal-aid highway funds for which a professional firm provides design services and inspection services. The report is to include any cost savings, efficiencies, or other benefits gained from using the same professional firm to provide design services and inspection services and any conflict of interest issues or other costs or inefficiencies that resulted from selecting a single professional firm to provide both design services and inspection services. The commissioner will submit an annual report to the Governor, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the General Assembly, and the Senate Transportation Committee and the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee, or their successor committees, describing the pilot program, including all identified costs and benefits.
Transportation and Independent Authorities
Reported out of Asm. Comm. with Amendments, and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee  (on 1/19/2017)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
1/19/2017 Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Hearing (10:00 1/19/2017 Committee Room 11, 4th Floor)
1/19/2017 A Reported out of Asm. Comm. with Amendments, and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
6/6/2016 Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Hearing (10:00 6/6/2016 Committee Room 11, 4th Floor)
6/2/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 1/19/2017 Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee: Reported with Amendments 9 0 3