HB 1261-1_ Filed 03/01/2005, 08:47 Ayres


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    WITHDRAWN        Noes _______
    RULED OUT OF ORDER


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HOUSE MOTION ____

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MR. SPEAKER:

    I move that House Bill 1261 be recommitted to a Committee of One, its sponsor, with specific instructions to amend as follows:

    Page 5, after line 15 , begin a new paragraph and insert:
"SECTION 3. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) As used in this
SECTION, "commission" refers to the northwest Indiana
transportation, infrastructure, and economic development
coordination interim study commission established by this
SECTION.
    (b) The general assembly finds that:
     (1) the proximity of Lake County to the third largest
     population center in the United States; and
     (2) Lake County's location as the gateway between a highly
     populated northern corridor of Indiana counties and           Illinois; presents unique transportation, economic      development, and infrastructure challenges that require           the establishment of the commission.
    (c) There is established the northwest Indiana transportation, infrastructure, and economic development coordination interim study commission. The commission shall do the following:
     (1) Review the planning, oversight, financing, and
     development of transportation services in northwest      Indiana and recommend changes directed at:
        (A) improving the service delivery for all citizens of         the region;
        (B) lowering long term costs; and
        (C) consolidating organizational structures          whenever possible.

     (2) Review planned expansion of transportation     

infrastructure developments as to cost, scheduling,      oversight, and authorities involved and recommend      changes consistent with improving service delivery and      economic development potential.
     (3) Consider possible changes to economic development
     organizational structures and their financing across the      region to facilitate economic growth and employment      growth throughout northwest Indiana.
     (4) Review other infrastructure development projects vital      to northwest Indiana and how they may be facilitated.
     (5) Study any other topic assigned by the legislative      council.
    (d) The commission consists of the following members:
     (1) One (1) member appointed by the shoreline      development commission (IC 36- 7- 13.5- 2).
     (2) One (1) member appointed by an airport development
     authority established by an eligible entity described in
     IC 8- 22- 3.7- 4.5(1).
     (3) One (1) member appointed by a regional transportation
     authority established under IC 36- 9- 3- 2 and serving the
     metropolitan district.
     (4) One (1) member appointed by a commuter      transportation district established under IC 8- 5- 15 and      serving the metropolitan district.
     (5) One (1) member appointed by the northwestern      Indiana regional planning commission established by IC      36- 7- 7.6- 3.
     (6) One (1) member appointed by the county executive of
     Porter County.
     (7) One (1) member appointed by the county executive of
     LaPorte County.
     (8) Four (4) senators appointed by the president pro      tempore of the senate in consultation with the minority      leader of the senate, not more than two (2) of whom may be      members of the same political party.
     (9) Four (4) representatives appointed by the speaker of      the house of representatives in consultation with the      minority leader of the house of representatives, not more      than two (2) of whom may be members of the same      political party.
    (e) Except as otherwise provided in this SECTION, the
commission shall operate under the policies governing study
committees adopted by the legislative council.
    (f) The affirmative votes of a majority of the members appointed the commission are required for the commission to take action any measure, including final reports.
    (g) This SECTION expires January 1, 2006.
".
Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
(Reference is to HB 1261 as printed February 25, 2005.)

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Representative AYRES




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Adopted Rejected

COMMITTEE REPORT

MR. SPEAKER:

    Your Committee of One, to which was referred House Bill 1261, begs leave to report that said bill has been amended as directed.

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Representative AYRES


RH 126102/DI jh
2005