Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 314

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 8-23-23-5.

Synopsis: Participation in the interstate oasis program. Requires the department of transportation (INDOT) to participate in the federal interstate oasis program. Provides that INDOT may not reopen a closed interstate rest area or construct a new interstate rest area unless INDOT has fully implemented the interstate oasis program. Requires INDOT to report to the governor and the general assembly on the impact of the interstate oasis program on the traveling public and the state budget.

Effective: July 1, 2007.





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    January 11, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Homeland Security, Transportation & Veterans Affairs.







Introduced

First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)


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SENATE BILL No. 314



    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 8-23-23-5; (07)IN0314.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 8-23-23-5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 5. (a) As used in this section, "interstate oasis program" refers to the interstate oasis program established under P.L.109-59 (119 Stat. 1219) by the United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration.
    (b) As used in this section, "Secretary" refers to the United States Secretary of Transportation.
    (c) The department shall participate in the interstate oasis program and may designate as an interstate oasis a privately owned facility that:
        (1) offers products and services to the public;
        (2) permits twenty-four (24) hour access to restrooms;
        (3) permits public parking for automobiles and heavy trucks; and
        (4) meets any other standard established by the Secretary.
    (d) After June 30, 2007, the department may not reopen a closed

interstate rest area or construct a new interstate rest area unless the department has fully implemented the interstate oasis program.

SOURCE: ; (07)IN0314.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007] (a) Notwithstanding IC 8-23-23-5, as added by this act, the Indiana department of transportation may continue to maintain interstate rest areas and may fulfill its obligations under any contract entered into before July 1, 2007.
    (b) Before July 1, 2008, the Indiana department of transportation shall report to the governor and the general assembly on the impact of the interstate oasis program on the traveling public and the state budget. The report submitted to the general assembly must be in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6.