Senate Bill No. 171

Introduced By _______________________________________________________________________________

A Bill for an Act entitled: "An Act requiring the department of transportation to phase in over a 3-year period the privatization of surveying of all public roads and highways for which the department is responsible; and providing an immediate effective date."

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

NEW SECTION. Section 1.  Department surveys -- privatization. (1) Subject to subsection (2), the department shall contract for the survey of all public roads and highways or portions of public roads and highways that the department is required to maintain.

(2) The department shall:

(a) prepare a privatization plan that conforms to 2-8-303; and

(b) phase in privatization of contracted surveys over a 3-year period.

(3) The legislative auditor shall review the department's survey privatization plan and its implementation pursuant to the criteria in 2-8-304.

NEW SECTION. Section 2.  Codification instruction. [Section 1] is intended to be codified as an integral part of Title 60, chapter 2, part 2, and the provisions of Title 60, chapter 2, part 2, apply to [section 1].

NEW SECTION. Section 3.  Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.