Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1317

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 8-16.

Synopsis: New Harmony bridge. Requires the state to enter negotiations to purchase the bridge crossing the Wabash River on State Highway 66. Authorizes the transportation finance authority to: (1) accept the conveyance of the bridge; (2) operate and maintain the bridge; and (3) contract with the department of transportation to operate and maintain the bridge.

Effective: July 1, 2005.





Van Haaften, Becker




    January 13, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Roads and Transportation.







Introduced

First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1317



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning utilities and transportation.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 8-16-1-18; (05)IN1317.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 8-16-1-18 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 18. (a) A special and distinct fund is created to be known as the Indiana interstate bridge fund. Such fund shall be:
        (1) held in the name of the authority; and
        (2) administered by the authority.
All expenditures therefrom shall be made by the authority.
    (b) Except as provided in section 15 of this chapter, expenditures from the fund shall be made only for the purpose of:
        (1) paying the cost of constructing or acquiring, by purchase or condemnation, highway bridges and the approaches thereto, which may be constructed or acquired by authority of this chapter or acquired under IC 8-16-15; or
        (2) paying the cost of maintaining, enlarging, extending, or improving any such bridge or the approaches thereto.
The costs specified in subdivisions (1) and (2) shall include the expense of all engineering, architectural, legal, and other expert service

rendered to the authority and other preliminary and incidental expenses. Such payments may be made as such costs are incurred or such services rendered.
    (c) Any income from such fund or any part of the principal not pledged to the payment of bonds issued by the authority may be used for the purposes set forth in section 4 of this chapter, and the fund shall be reimbursed for any such expenditures out of the proceeds of any bonds issued for the construction or acquisition of any bridge on account of which such expenditures were made.

SOURCE: IC 8-16-1-26; (05)IN1317.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 8-16-1-26 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 26. (a) This section applies only to a bridge that:
        (1) was constructed under this chapter or was acquired under IC 8-16-15; and
        (2) crosses the Wabash River.
    (b) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, a bridge subject to this section does not become a part of the system of state highways free of tolls or a tollway under IC 8-15-3 when bonds are retired and all funds fully reimbursed.
    (c) (b) Money collected for the use of a bridge subject to this section shall be allocated to the authority and used for the following purposes:
        (1) Operation of the a toll bridge facility described in subsection (a).
        (2) Maintenance of the a toll bridge facility described in subsection (a).
        (3) A reserve fund for future toll bridges over the Ohio River to be located within the same county in which the bridge subject to this section is located.
SOURCE: IC 8-16-15-1; (05)IN1317.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 8-16-15-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 1. Subject to the provisions of this chapter and IC 8-16-1, the department is hereby authorized and empowered to Indiana transportation finance authority shall enter into negotiations with the proper authority having control of the state highways of the state of Illinois and with the owners of the bridge which that spans the Wabash River and over which State Highway No. 66 passes from this state Indiana into the state of Illinois for the purpose of acquiring the ownership of and title to such the bridge jointly, by the state of Illinois and in the name of the state of Indiana.
SOURCE: IC 8-16-15-2; (05)IN1317.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 8-16-15-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 2. (a) If the proper authorities of the state of Illinois are empowered by the laws of the

state of Illinois to enter into such negotiations and if the department and the authority having charge of the state highways of the state of Illinois can agree with the owners of such bridge on the purchase-price of such bridge, then and in that event the department is hereby authorized and empowered to acquire the ownership of and the title to such bridge, jointly, with the state of Illinois, to pay not to exceed fifty percent (50%) of the purchase-price agreed upon, out of any funds appropriated to the department which might otherwise be used for the construction of bridges, and to for the conveyance of the bridge described in section 1 of this chapter, the state of Indiana acting through the Indiana transportation finance authority shall accept the conveyance of the land, bridge, other improvements, and assets of the owners of the bridge.
    (b) The state of Indiana acting through the Indiana transportation finance authority may
enter into such agreements with the proper authorities of the state of Illinois as may be fair and equitable for the repair, maintenance, and upkeep of such the bridge and to expend such amounts of the money as may be necessary to maintain such the bridge.
     (c) After acquiring the bridge described in section 1 of this chapter, the Indiana transportation finance authority shall operate and maintain the bridge under IC 8-16-1. However, the Indiana transportation finance authority may contract with the Indiana department of transportation to operate and maintain the bridge.