Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) (Watch) 

Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) (Watch) 

HB 575 (Beshears) and SB 1516 (Perry) revise the voting membership requirements for MPOs according to population. MPOs designated in an urbanized area with a population of 500,000 or fewer must consist of at least five, but not more than 11, apportioned members. MPOs designated in an urbanized area with a population of 500,000 or more must consist of at least five, but not more than 15, apportioned members. The bills prohibit an entire county commission from being members of the MPO governing board. The bills also prohibit an MPO from adopting a weighted voting structure.

HB 807 (Diamond) and SB 984 (Brandes) require MPOs designated after July 1, 2018, to consist of at least five members, with the exact number determined on an equitable geographic-population ratio basis. The bills do not affect MPOs designated before July 1, 2018. (Branch)