2010 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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VDOT Vegetation Policy (language only)

Item 436 #2c

Item 436 #2c

Transportation, Secretary of

Page 307, after line 12, insert:
"G. The Secretary of Transportation is hereby directed to review the Virginia Department of Transportation's vegetation management policies with the objective of evaluating the costs savings associated with limiting mowing and the removal of vegetation only within such distances from actively used pavements or shoulders consistent with traffic safety and convenience.  A proposal for a new vegetation management policy shall by submitted to the Chairmen of the House Transportation and Appropriations Committees and the Senate Finance and Transportation Committees for review and concurrence no later than 60 days before implementation of such policy.  Such proposal shall be submitted to the aforementioned Committees no later than October 15, 2010."

(This amendment is intended to reduce the costs associated with excess mowing which produces no tangible benefit to the traveling public.)