Bill Text: MI SB0408 | 2019-2020 | 100th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Transportation; other; installation of electric vehicle charging stations at certain state locations; allow. Amends sec. 2 of 1941 PA 205 (MCL 252.52).

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-2)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-08-20 - Referred To Committee On Transportation And Infrastructure [SB0408 Detail]

Download: Michigan-2019-SB0408-Introduced.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SENATE BILL No. 408

 

 

August 20, 2019, Introduced by Senators GEISS, LASATA, MCMORROW, ALEXANDER,  ANANICH, BULLOCK, POLEHANKI, IRWIN, WOJNO, RUNESTAD and BRINKS and      referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

 

 

 

     A bill to amend 1941 PA 205, entitled

 

"An act to provide for the construction, establishment, opening,

use, discontinuing, vacating, closing, altering, improvement, and

maintenance of limited access highways and facilities ancillary to

those highways; to permit the acquiring of property and property

rights and the closing or other treatment of intersecting roads for

these purposes; to provide for the borrowing of money and for the

issuing of bonds or notes payable from special funds for the

acquisition, construction or improvement of such highways; and to

provide for the receipt and expenditure of funds generated from the

facilities,"

 

by amending section 2 (MCL 252.52), as amended by 2002 PA 150.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 2. (1) The state transportation department, a board of

 

county road commissioners, or a city or village, acting alone or in

 

cooperation with each other or with a federal, state, or local

 

agency having authority to participate in the construction and

 


maintenance of highways, may establish, open, discontinue, vacate,

 

close, alter, improve, maintain, and provide for the public use of

 

limited access highways, subject to section 1(i) of 1925 PA 352,

 

MCL 213.171.

 

     (2) The state transportation department shall allow only the

 

installation of vending machines at selected sites on the limited

 

access highway system to dispense food, drink, and other articles

 

that the state transportation department determines appropriate.

 

The state transportation department shall allow only the

 

installation of vending machines at selected travel information

 

centers. Following a 2-year trial period the state transportation

 

department shall use its discretion with the advice of the

 

commission for the blind to allow only vending machines at other

 

locations on the limited access highway system. The vending

 

machines shall be operated solely by the commission for the blind,

 

which is designated as the state licensing agency under section

 

2(a)(5) of chapter 638, 49 Stat. 1559, 20 U.S.C. 107a. 20 USC 107a.

 

Except as otherwise provided in this section, no other commercial

 

enterprise shall be authorized or conducted within or on property

 

acquired for or designated as a limited access highway. The

 

commission for the blind shall require evidence of liability

 

insurance and monitor compliance as it pertains to only vending

 

machines in the designated areas, holding harmless and shall hold

 

the state transportation department harmless.

 

     (3) In conjunction with the exemption granted by federal law

 

from the restrictions contained in section 111 of title 23 of the

 

United States Code, 23 U.S.C. 111, and under 23 USC 111, as


described in part 2g of the "manual on uniform traffic control

 

devices for streets and highways", U.S. department of

 

transportation and federal highway administration, part 2g (LOGOS),

 

manual on uniform traffic control devices for streets and highways,

 

this section does not prohibit the use of facilities located in

 

part on the right-of-way of I-94 in the vicinity of the interchange

 

of I-94 and I-69 business loop/I-94 business loop for the sale of

 

only those articles which that are for export and consumption

 

outside the United States.

 

     (4) This section does not prohibit the use of facilities

 

located in the vicinity of the international bridge International

 

Bridge in the city City of Sault Ste. Marie for the sale of only

 

those articles which are for export and consumption outside the

 

United States to the extent that the use is not restricted by

 

federal law.

 

     (5) This section does not prohibit the operation of customs

 

brokering facilities on state owned property available for that use

 

at the sites of the blue water bridge Blue Water Bridge in Port

 

Huron and the international bridge International Bridge in Sault

 

Ste. Marie.

 

     (6) The state transportation department may enter into a lease

 

for facilities described in subsection (3), (4), or (5), the

 

revenue from which shall be deposited in the state trunk line fund

 

if attributable to the blue water bridge Blue Water Bridge site or

 

in the fund created under section 7 of 1954 PA 99, MCL 254.227, if

 

attributable to the international bridge International Bridge site.

 

     (7) This section does not prohibit the use of facilities


located at rest areas or welcome centers to distribute, either

 

directly or through electronic technologies, free travel related

 

information or assistance, or both, to the traveling public if the

 

distribution is approved by the state transportation department.

 

     (8) The state transportation department may enter into

 

agreements for the activities described in subsection (7), the

 

revenue from which shall be deposited in the state trunk line fund.

 

     (9) The state transportation department may enter into

 

agreements to authorize the use of property acquired for or

 

designated as a limited access highway or acquired for or

 

designated for ancillary purposes for the installation, operation,

 

and maintenance of commercial or noncommercial electronic devices

 

and related structures so long as the electronic devices and

 

related structures are intended to assist in providing travel

 

related information to motorists who subscribe to travel related

 

information services, the public, or the state transportation

 

department. All revenue generated by the agreements shall be

 

deposited in the state trunk line fund. The state transportation

 

department may accept facilities or in-kind services to be used for

 

public purposes in lieu of, or in addition to, monetary

 

compensation.

 

     (10) This section does not prohibit the use of logo signage

 

within the right-of-way of limited access highways. For purposes of

 

this subsection, "logo signage" means a sign containing the

 

trademark or other symbol that identifies a business in a manner

 

and at locations approved by the state transportation department.

 

The state transportation department may enter into agreements to


allow logo signage, and any revenue received by the state

 

transportation department under this subsection shall be deposited

 

into the state trunk line fund established under section 11 of 1951

 

PA 51, MCL 247.661. As used in this subsection, "logo signage"

 

means a sign containing the trademark or other symbol that

 

identifies a business in a manner and at locations approved by the

 

state transportation department.

 

     (11) At the request of a hospital that provides 24-hour

 

emergency care, the state transportation department shall place and

 

maintain signs on all limited access highways that indicate exits

 

that are within 2 miles of that hospital. The signs shall indicate

 

the name of the hospital or the name of the nonprofit corporation

 

that owns or operates the hospital and the exit number of the exit

 

that is within the 2 miles of the hospital. At least 1 sign shall

 

be placed for each exit that is within 2 miles of a requesting

 

hospital that provides 24-hour emergency care. The cost of placing

 

and maintaining the sign shall be paid by the hospital requesting

 

the signs. The state transportation department shall adopt

 

guidelines specifying the size, shape, design, number, and

 

placement of the signs authorized under this subsection. The state

 

transportation department shall not remove signs on limited access

 

highways that exist on the effective date of the amendatory act

 

that added this subsection July 23, 2001 and that indicate exits

 

within 10 miles of a hospital that provides 24-hour emergency care

 

but that do not otherwise satisfy the requirements of this

 

subsection. As used in this subsection, "hospital" means a health

 

facility that is licensed as a hospital under part 215 article 17


of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.21501 to

 

333.21568.333.20101 to 333.22260.

 

     (12) The department may install or allow the installation of

 

charging stations for electric vehicles at state park and ride

 

sites in this state. The department may enter into a lease for the

 

installation or operation of charging station infrastructure.

 

Revenue from such a lease at a state park and ride site shall be

 

deposited, respectively, into the state trunk line fund established

 

under section 11 of 1951 PA 51, MCL 247.661.

 

     (13) The department shall coordinate with the Michigan agency

 

for energy, electric utilities, and other interested parties to

 

identify specific state park and ride sites best suited for

 

electric vehicle charging stations. In determining suitability, the

 

department shall consider where grid infrastructure exists

 

sufficient to support charging and where seasonal traffic patterns

 

and state park and ride sites visitation volumes necessitate access

 

to charging to accommodate long distance or local travel and use of

 

state park and ride sites. Within 1 year after the effective date

 

of the amendatory act that added this subsection, the department

 

shall submit a report of its findings to the legislative committees

 

of the senate and house of representatives with responsibility for

 

issues involving electric vehicles and transportation and shall

 

post the report on its website. The department shall maintain the

 

website posting for at least 4 years.

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