SENATE BILL No. 314
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.
January 11, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Homeland Security,
Transportation & Veterans Affairs.
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;
(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.