An Act relating to the performance of railroad track construction work for the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities by the Alaska Railroad Corporation.
Version: SB 358 Contact: Richard Schmitz, 465-4921 Action: 05-05-04: House » Waiting transmittal to Gov
SB 358 unanimously passed the House May 5. It gives the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities flexibility in working with the Alaska Railroad on construction projects involving track construction by allowing the Railroad to perform the work under an agreement with DOT.
An Act relating to replat approval; relating to the platting of right-of-way acquired through eminent domain proceedings; and providing for an effective date.
Version: CS SB 382 (CRA) Am H Contact: Mary Jackson, 465-2828 Action: 05-24-04: Signed Into Law
SB 382 clarifies an ambiguity in existing eminent domain law that unnecessarily limits municipalities in their consideration of replat approval petitions. Authorizes municipalities to adopt replat approval procedures targeted specifically to the eminent domain process.
SB 384 moved out of the Senate Transportation Committee April 20. Names a route from Fairbanks to the Cook Inlet Basin, following, as best as possible, the right-of-way of the railroad, as one possible route for a natural gas line that utilizes Alaska Railroad Bonds.
Requests the governor to consider directing the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and other state agencies to use an approach under which a competitively selected contractor agrees to provide construction and maintenance services on an as-needed basis for projects between $250,000 and $1.5 million.