House Bill No. 363

Introduced By anderson

By Request of the House Transportation Committee

A Bill for an Act entitled: "An Act allowing the transportation commission and local governments to agree to exchange portions of highways, county roads, or streets when mutually beneficial; and amending sections 60-2-107 and 60-2-128, MCA."

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Montana:

Section 1.  Section 60-2-107, MCA, is amended to read:

"60-2-107.   Abandonment of highways -- exchange of roadways. (1) The commission may abandon highways on the federal-aid systems and state highways.

(2) The commission may enter into an agreement with a unit of local government, on mutually beneficial terms, to exchange property interests or responsibilities, including maintenance, on any portion of a federal-aid or state highway and on any portion of a county road or city street."

Section 2.  Section 60-2-128, MCA, is amended to read:

"60-2-128.   Maintenance system -- designation of highways. The commission shall designate the public highways that are to be included on the state maintenance system. The Except as provided in 60-2-107, the system must include all the highways that the department maintained on July 1, 1976."