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2010 House Bill 6151: Mandate local sidewalks and “complete-streets" policies

Public Act 135 of 2010

Introduced by Rep. Jon Switalski (D) on May 6, 2010
To mandate that local road agencies adopt “complete-streets" policies within two years. This would require them to add sidewalks to all construction and preservation projects unless the cost would be "excessively disproportionate," defined as consuming 20 percent or more of the project budget. The bill would also create a government “complete streets” advisory council that among others would include representatives of various pro-sidewalk interest groups.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Transportation Committee on May 6, 2010
Reported in the House on June 24, 2010
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on June 29, 2010
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that does not include an effective mandate to spend at least 20 percent of road project money on sidewalks and other nonmotorized facilities.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 29, 2010
Amendment offered by Rep. Paul Opsommer (R) on June 29, 2010
To clarify a detail a provision in current law requiring municipalities to spend "not less than" 1 percent of state road money on sidewalks and other nonmotorized facilities.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 29, 2010
Passed 85 to 21 in the House on June 29, 2010.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To mandate that local road agencies adopt “complete-streets" policies within two years, defined as one that “promotes safe and efficient movement of people and goods whether by car, truck, transit, assistive device, foot, or bicycle.” The bill would also create a government “complete streets” advisory council that among others would include representatives of various pro-sidewalk interest groups. Finally, it would to require the Michigan Department of Transportation, county road commissions, cities and villages to notify all adjoining jurisdictions of how they intend to spend the 1 percent of state road money that under current law they are required to allocate to sidewalks and other nonmotorized facilities.
Received in the Senate on June 30, 2010
Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on June 30, 2010
Reported in the Senate on July 28, 2010
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on July 28, 2010
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that streamlines the various consultation mandates and other local government actions proposed by the bill.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on July 28, 2010
Amendment offered by Sen. Jud Gilbert (R) on July 28, 2010
To clarify that a proposed requirement that municipalities consult with the state regarding "complete streets" policies in their multi-year transportation capital plans do not require the entities involved to come to any actual agreement.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on July 28, 2010
Passed 31 to 0 in the Senate on July 28, 2010.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To mandate (along with House Bill 6152) that local governments include “complete-streets" policies in their land use "master-plans," defined as ones that “promote safe and efficient movement of people and goods whether by car, truck, transit, assistive device, foot, or bicycle.” The bill would also create a government “complete streets” advisory council that among others would include representatives of various pro-sidewalk interest groups. Finally, it would require certain consultations (but not necessarily agreements) between the state, county and local governments regarding their respective "complete streets" policies.
Received in the House on July 28, 2010
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on August 1, 2010

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