Citations Affected: IC 8-14.
Synopsis: Historic bridges. Provides an annual grant that counties may
request based upon the number of historic bridges in the county and
subject to the amount appropriated from the state general fund for
historic bridge maintenance grants and not to exceed $100,000 per state
fiscal year. Requires the county executive to use the grant money for
the maintenance of historic bridges or covered bridges. (The introduced
version of this bill was prepared by the natural resources committee.)
Effective: July 1, 2001.
January 11, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Natural Resources.
January 30, 2001, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
utilities and transportation.
SECTION 1. IC 8-14-12 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS
A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
Chapter 12. Historic Bridge Maintenance Grant
Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "grant" refers to a historic bridge maintenance grant under this chapter.
Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "historic bridge" means a bridge that meets the following requirements:
(1) Is listed on:
(A) the National Register of Historic Places; or
(B) the register of Indiana historic sites and historic structures established under IC 14-21-1.
(2) Is not a covered bridge receiving funding for maintenance under IC 8-14-1-10.
Sec. 3. Before June 1 of each year, the county executive of a county having a historic bridge located on the county's road system may request a grant.
Sec. 4. Subject to the amount appropriated by the general assembly for historic bridge maintenance grants and not to exceed one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) per state fiscal year, the annual grant amount for a county is one thousand two hundred fifty dollars ($1,250) for each historic bridge located on the county's road system.
Sec. 5. Before September 1 of each year and subject to available funding, the auditor of state shall, by warrant drawn on the treasurer of state, distribute from the state general fund to each county the total amount to which the county is entitled for a grant under this chapter.
Sec. 6. A county executive may commingle and accumulate money received under this chapter with money received under IC 8-14-1-10 for the maintenance of covered bridges.
Sec. 7. A county executive shall use money received under this chapter only to maintain historic bridges or covered bridges in the county in a manner that the county executive determines.