Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1392

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 8-6-7.7-6.1.

Synopsis: Railroad grade crossing fund. Provides that money in the railroad grade crossing fund may be used for maintenance and improvement of roads and highways occupied by railroad tracks.

Effective: July 1, 2005.





Saunders, Borders




    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. 1392



    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 8-6-7.7-6.1; (05)IN1392.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 8-6-7.7-6.1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 6.1. (a) The railroad grade crossing fund is created.
    (b) The railroad grade crossing fund may be used by the Indiana department of transportation for the following purposes:
        (1) To carry out the provisions of this chapter.
        (2) For passive railroad crossing safety improvement projects by a unit of government, including:
            (i) (A) illumination;
            (ii) (B) pavement markings;
            (iii) (C) median barriers;
            (iv) (D) signage; and
             (E) maintenance and improvement of roads and highways occupied by railroad tracks, including:
                (i) the space between the rails of a railroad track;
                (ii) the space between railroad tracks, if there are at least two (2) railroad tracks; and
                (iii) the space that extends eighteen (18) inches from the outside of each rail; and

            (v) (F) other safety improvement measures.
        (3) For passive railroad crossing safety projects submitted by railroad companies, including:
            (i) (A) illumination;
            (ii) (B) sight obstruction removal;
            (iii) (C) signage;
            (iv) (D) reflectorized taping; and
             (E) maintenance and improvement of roads and highways occupied by railroad tracks, including:
                (i) the space between the rails of a railroad track;
                (ii) the space between railroad tracks, if there are at least two (2) railroad tracks; and
                (iii) the space that extends eighteen (18) inches from the outside of each rail; and

            (v) (F) other safety improvement measures.
    (c) Notwithstanding subsection (b), an entity undertaking a passive railroad crossing safety project under this section shall pay the cost of acquiring any easements required by the passive railroad crossing safety project and shall be responsible for the maintenance and operation of the completed project.
    (d) The balance of money in the railroad grade crossing fund does not revert to the state general fund at the close of any fiscal year but remains available to the Indiana department of transportation.