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The Bridge Watch:  " HB 1712 " Regular Session, 2001
HOUSE BILL NO. 1712
BY REPRESENTATIVE NEVERS
TRANSPORTATION DEPT: Authorizes the Department of Transportation and Development to acquire immovable property for improvements to the Zachary Taylor Parkway
AN ACT 1
To authorize the Department of Transportation and Development to acquire immovable property for improvements to LA Highway 10 and LA Highway 1 and the replacement of the St. Francisville/New Roads Ferry; and to provide for related matters. Be it enacted by the Legislature of Louisiana: Section 1. Notwithstanding any provisions of law to the contrary, upon the request of the Zachary Taylor Parkway Commission, and subject to the approval of the state representative and state senator for the district in which the property is situated, the Department of Transportation and Development is hereby authorized to acquire immovable property in anticipation of the need for such property in connection with improvements to LA Highway 10 and LA Highway 1 and the replacement of the St. Francisville/New Roads ferry and to pay for any such acquisition with funds at least eighty percent of which are provided by the United States Congress for the parkway. The funds used for this purpose shall not exceed the total sum of two million dollars. Section 2. This Act shall become effective upon signature by the governor or, if not signed by the governor, upon expiration of the time for bills to become law without signature by the governor, as provided in Article III, Section 18 of the Constitution of Louisiana. If vetoed by the governor and subsequently approved by the legislature, this Act shall become effective on the day following such approval.

DIGEST
The digest printed below was prepared by House Legislative Services. It constitutes no part of the legislative instrument.
Nevers HB No. 1712
Abstract: Authorizes the Dept. of Transportation and Development to acquire immovable property for certain improvements to LA Hwy 10 and La. Hwy. 1 and the replacement of the St. Francisville/ New Roads ferry. Upon the request of the Zachary Taylor Parkway Commission and subject to the approval of the state representative and senator for the district in which the property is situated, the Dept. of Transportation and Development is authorized to acquire immovable property for improvements to LA Hwy 10 and LA Hwy 1 and for the replacement of the St. Francisville/ New Roads ferry. Further authorizes the dept. to pay at least 80% of the cost of acquisition of such property with funds provided by U.S. Congress for the Zachary Taylor Parkway. Effective upon signature of governor or lapse of time for gubernatorial action. Summary of Amendments Adopted by House Committee Amendments Proposed by House Committee on Transportation, Highways and Public Works to the original bill. 1. Adds stipulation that upon the request of the Zachary Taylor Parkway Commission and subject to the approval of the state representative and senator for the district in which the property is situated, DOTD is authorized to acquire the immovable property.

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