SB 680-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE
SENATE BILL 680-FN
SPONSORS: Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Rep. Graham, Hills. 7; Rep. Cloutier, Sull. 10; Rep. Ebel, Merr. 5; Rep. Sykes, Graf. 13; Rep. O'Connor, Rock. 6
This bill requires the department of transportation to establish a program to use processed glass aggregate in state projects. This bill also establishes a committee to study issues relating to paving of New Hampshire Route 111 in Hampstead and Atkinson.
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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.
Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]
Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
02/13/2020 0632s 20-2795
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
1 Department of Transportation; Utilization of Processed Glass Aggregate. By July 1, 2021, the department of transportation shall establish a program to use processed glass aggregate (PGA) to the extent it is available and feasible in state projects. The department shall work with contractors and materials suppliers to determine appropriate specifications for and the best use of the materials. The department shall report on the program by December 1, 2021 to the chairpersons of the senate transportation committee, the house transportation committee, and the house public works and highways committee.
I. The members of the committee shall be as follows:
(a) Two members of the senate, one of whom shall be a member of the senate transportation committee and one of whom shall represent Hampstead or Atkinson, appointed by the president of the senate.
(b) Three members of the house of representatives, one of whom shall be a member of the public works and highways committee, one of whom shall represent the town of Hampstead, and one of whom shall represent the town of Atkinson, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.
II. Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.
I. Review the contract approved by the governor and council, X-A004(830), 42246 concerning section 19602- Atkinson-Hampstead- NH111.
II. Determine the causes of the cost overruns that resulted in roughly 20 percent of the original paving project left uncompleted.
III. Determine the causes for the premature failure of the newly laid asphalt.
IV. Review if best practices were followed and if not why they were not followed.
5 Chairperson; Quorum. The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named senate member. The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section. Three members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.
6 Report. The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate clerk, the house clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2020.
I. Section 1 of this act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.
II. The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.
SB 680-FN- FISCAL NOTE
AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE (AMENDMENTS #2020-0493s and #2020-0632s)
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ ] General [ ] Education [ X ] Highway [ X ] Other - Turnpike Fund
In addition to establishing a legislative study committee, this bill requires the Department of Transportation establish a pilot program to use processed glass aggregate (PGA), to the extent available, as a component of the aggregate base materials on state roads and highways and develop a supply chain of PGA and work with paving contractors to determine the best use of the materials. The Department states its current practice achieves some of this bill’s requirements, however the requirement of developing a supply chain would result in an increase to state expenditures. The Department is unable to estimate those costs at this time.
Department of Transportation
|Jan. 28, 2020||Senate||Hearing|
|Feb. 13, 2020||Senate||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Transportation; SJ 2|
|Jan. 28, 2020||Hearing: 01/28/2020, Room 103, LOB, 02:00 pm; SC 3|
|Feb. 13, 2020||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0493s, 02/13/2020; SC 6|
|Feb. 13, 2020||Committee Amendment # 2020-0493s, AA, VV; 02/13/2020; SJ 4|
|Feb. 13, 2020||Sen. Morse Floor Amendment # 2020-0632s, AA, VV; 02/13/2020; SJ 4|
|Feb. 13, 2020||Ought to Pass with Amendments 2020-0493s and 2020-0632s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/13/2020; SJ 4|
|Feb. 20, 2020||Introduced 02/20/2020 and referred to Public Works and Highways|