HOUSE BILL No. 1110
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: None (noncode).
Synopsis: Inland port study committee. Establishes the inland port
study committee to study the feasibility of an inland port in Indiana.
Effective: Upon passage.
January 8, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative
First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1110
A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning utilities and transportation.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
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SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] Sec. 1. (a) As used
in this SECTION, "committee" refers to the interim study
committee on inland ports established by this SECTION.
(b) The interim study committee on inland ports is established.
The committee shall study the following:
(1) The availability and feasibility of approximately eight
thousand (8,000) acres of land located in eastern Vigo County
and western Clay County, formerly known as the Chinook
mine, to serve as an inland port to serve regional industrial,
assembly, logistics, and distribution businesses.
(2) The advantages for an inland port of proximity to the
Terre Haute international airport, airport development zone,
and foreign trade zone.
(3) The feasibility and costs of relocating from State Road 46
to Tabortown Road a proposed bypass and connector to
Interstate Highway 70.
(4) The construction and financing of a commerce connector
to provide services to the inland port and surrounding cities.
(5) The statewide benefits of an inland port, specifically
benefits to existing port authorities in Indiana.
(6) Necessary federal, state, and local environmental and
(7) Any other matter assigned to the committee.
(c) The committee shall operate under the policies governing
study committees adopted by the legislative council.
(d) The affirmative votes of a majority of the voting members
appointed to the committee are required for the committee to take
action on any measure, including final reports.
(e) The following agencies shall provide information concerning
the topics listed in subsection (b) to the committee upon request:
(1) The Indiana department of transportation established by
(2) The Indiana economic development corporation
established by IC 5-28-3-1.
(3) The department of environmental management established
by IC 13-13-1-1.
(4) The department of natural resources created by
(5) The Indiana port commission created by IC 8-10-1-3.
(f) This SECTION expires December 31, 2007.
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SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.