Sen. Chapin Rose

Filed: 3/24/2023





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1211 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Road
5Designation Program Act.
6    Section 5. Purpose. This Act establishes a designation
7program for the naming and subsequent placement of signage
8upon interstate or State-numbered highway interchanges or upon
9bridges or segments of highway under the jurisdiction of the
10Department of Transportation.
11    Section 10. Definitions. As used in this Act:
12    "Department" means the Department of Transportation.
13    "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Department of



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1    Section 15. Road designation program.
2    (a) Any person who desires to have an interstate or
3State-numbered highway interchange or bridge or segment of
4highway under the jurisdiction of the Department designated
5shall petition the Department by submitting an application in
6a form prescribed by the Secretary. The form shall include the
7amount of the fee under subsection (b) and contain the
9        (1) a description of the interstate or State-numbered
10    highway interchange or bridge or segment of highway under
11    the jurisdiction of the Department for which the
12    designation is sought and the proposed name of the
13    interchange, bridge, or relevant segment of highway; and
14        (2) a letter of sponsorship from the State
15    Representative and State Senator for each district in
16    which the road is located.
17    (b) After determining that the petitioner meets all of the
18application requirements of subsection (a), the Department
19shall submit a recommendation containing the proposed
20designations to the sponsors in the General Assembly named in
21the application. The Department shall be notified upon the
22approval or denial of a proposed designation. Upon the
23approval of a proposed designation, the petitioner shall
24submit a fee to be determined by the Secretary to cover the
25costs of constructing and maintaining the proposed signs on
26the interchange, bridge, or segment of highway. The fee shall



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1not exceed the cost of constructing and maintaining each sign.
2    (c) The Department shall give notice of any proposed
3designation under this Section on the Department's official
4public website.
5    (d) The honorary signs may be placed upon interstate or
6State-numbered highway interchanges or upon bridges or
7segments of highway under the jurisdiction of the Department
8according to the provisions of this Section, and any
9applicable federal and State limitations or conditions on
10highway signage, including location and spacing.
11    (e) Two signs shall be erected for each interchange,
12bridge, or segment of highway designation processed under this
14    (f) No interchange, bridge, or segment of highway may be
15named or designated under this Section if it carries an
16existing designation.
17    (g) All money received by the Department for the
18construction and maintenance of interchange, bridge, or
19segment of highway signs shall be deposited into the Road
21    (h) The documents and fees required under this Section
22shall be submitted to the Department. The Department shall
23waive all fees for road designations made in honor of members
24of the United States Armed Forces and first responders who
25have died in the line of duty.



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1    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
2becoming law.".