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HB 2234 - Requires the Secretary of Transportation to Direct the Kansas Turnpike Authority - Kansas Key Vote

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Title: Requires the Secretary of Transportation to Direct the Kansas Turnpike Authority

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Title: Requires the Secretary of Transportation to Direct the Kansas Turnpike Authority

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report and pass a bill that specifies the contract powers of the Kansas Secretary of Transportation and the Kansas Turnpike Authority.

Highlights:

  • Requires the Secretary of Transportation to serve as the director of operations of the Kansas Turnpike Authority from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016 (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the director of operations of the turnpike authority to be responsible for the daily administration of the toll roads, bridges, structures, and facilities constructed, maintained, or operated by the turnpike authority from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016 (Sec. 1). 
  • Authorizes the secretary and the turnpike authority to establish contracts with each other that include the personnel, equipment, and “other resources” of the turnpike authority until June 30, 2016 (Sec. 4).
  • Authorizes the secretary and the turnpike authority to contract with each other until June 30, 2016 for certain purposes including, but not limited to, the following purposes (Sec. 4):
    • For record-keeping, engineering, administrative, and legal functions; and
    • For the construction, operation, and maintenance of turnpike projects. 
  • Prohibits the revenue from turnpike projects from being used to pay an expense other than the cost of maintaining, repairing, and operating turnpike projects (Sec. 2).

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Title: Requires the Secretary of Transportation to Direct the Kansas Turnpike Authority

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report and pass a bill that specifies the contract powers of the Kansas Secretary of Transportation and the Kansas Turnpike Authority.

Highlights:

  • Requires the Secretary of Transportation to serve as the director of operations of the Kansas Turnpike Authority from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016 (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the director of operations of the turnpike authority to be responsible for the daily administration of the toll roads, bridges, structures, and facilities constructed, maintained, or operated by the turnpike authority from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016 (Sec. 1). 
  • Authorizes the secretary and the turnpike authority to establish contracts with each other that include the personnel, equipment, and “other resources” of the turnpike authority until June 30, 2016 (Sec. 4).
  • Authorizes the secretary and the turnpike authority to contract with each other until June 30, 2016 for certain purposes including, but not limited to, the following purposes (Sec. 4):
    • For record-keeping, engineering, administrative, and legal functions; and
    • For the construction, operation, and maintenance of turnpike projects. 
  • Prohibits the revenue from turnpike projects from being used to pay an expense other than the cost of maintaining, repairing, and operating turnpike projects (Sec. 2).

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Title: Requires the Secretary of Transportation to Direct the Kansas Turnpike Authority

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires the Kansas Secretary of Transportation to serve as the chief executive officer and chairperson of the Kansas Turnpike Authority.

Highlights:

  • Requires the Kansas Secretary of Transportation to serve as the chief executive officer and chairperson of the Kansas Turnpike Authority, effective immediately (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the chief executive officer of the turnpike authority to be responsible for the daily administration of the tolls, roads, bridges, structures and facilities constructed, maintained, or operated by the turnpike authority (Sec. 1). 
  • Requires the turnpike authority to elect 1 member of the authority as chairperson, beginning July 1, 2015 (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes the secretary and the turnpike authority to establish contracts with each other that include the personnel, equipment, and “other resources” of the turnpike authority (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes the secretary and the turnpike authority to contract with each other for certain purposes including, but not limited to, the following purposes (Sec. 2):
    • For record-keeping, engineering, administrative, and legal functions; and
    • For the construction, operation, and maintenance of turnpike projects. 
  • Prohibits the revenue from turnpike projects from being used to pay an expense other than the cost of maintaining, repairing, and operating turnpike projects (Sec. 3).

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Title: Specifies Contract Powers of the Kansas Secretary of Transportation and the Kansas Turnpike Authority

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report and pass a bill that specifies the contract powers of the Kansas Secretary of Transportation and the Kansas Turnpike Authority.

Highlights:

  • Authorizes the Kansas Secretary of Transportation and the Kansas Turnpike Authority to establish contracts with each other that include the personnel and equipment of the Kansas Turnpike Authority (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes the Kansas Secretary of Transportation and the Kansas Turnpike Authority to contract with each other for certain purposes including, but not limited to, the following purposes (Sec. 2):
    • For record-keeping, engineering, administrative, and legal functions;
    • For the construction, operation, and maintenance of turnpike projects; and
    • For the construction, operation, and maintenance of turnpike projects that connect the turnpike to the state’s highways and do not exceed 10 miles.

Title: Requires the Secretary of Transportation to Direct the Kansas Turnpike Authority

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