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General Assembly
Raised Bill No. 5674

February Session, 2000
LCO No. 1964

Referred to Committee on Environment

Introduced by:
(ENV)

An Act Establishing A Bicycle And Pedestrian Advisory Commission.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

(NEW) (a) There is established a Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission to advise the Department of Transportation and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation and the environment on issues relating to nonmotorized travel and ways to promote alternative vehicle transportation.

(b) The commission shall consist of the following members:

(1) The Commissioner of Transportation, or the commissioner's designee;

(2) The Commissioner of Environmental Protection, or the commissioner's designee;

(3) One appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives;

(4) One appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate;

(5) One appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives;

(6) One appointed by the majority leader of the Senate;

(7) One appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives;

(8) One appointed by the minority leader of the Senate; and

(9) one appointed by the Governor.

(c) The commission shall elect a chairperson and a vice-chairperson from among its members and shall adopt such rules of procedure as are necessary to carry out its functions.

(d) The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission shall be within the Department of Transportation for administrative purposes only.

Statement of Purpose:

To establish a permanent Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission to advise the Department of Transportation and members of the General Assembly on issues relating to nonmotorized travel and the promotion of alternative vehicle transportation.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]

 

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