HB 1001-12_ Filed 04/09/2007, 10:58 Lanane

SENATE MOTION


MADAM PRESIDENT:

    I move that Engrossed House Bill 1001 be amended to read as follows:

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Notwithstanding any of the above conditions placed upon the use of the Public Mass Transportation appropriation, three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) shall be used in FY 2007- 2008 to fund the Joint Study Committee on Mass Transit and Transportation Alternatives as established under IC 2-5-28.     

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    SECTION 37. IC 2-5-28 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]:
     Chapter 28. Joint Study Committee on Mass Transit and Transportation Alternatives
    Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "committee" refers to the joint study committee on mass transit and transportation alternatives.
    Sec. 2. The joint study committee on mass transit and transportation alternatives is established.
    Sec. 3. The committee has the following membership:
        (1) The members of the standing senate committee on homeland security, transportation, and veterans affairs.
        (2) The members of the house of representatives standing committee on transportation.
    Sec. 4. The chairs of the standing committees specified in section 3(1) and 3(2) of this chapter shall serve as co-chairs of the committee.
    Sec. 5. The committee shall do the following:
        (1) Review Indiana department of transportation studies regarding mass transit that have been conducted by the department.
        (2) Review federal legislative activity regarding development and expansion of mass transit as well as

revenue streams on the federal level.
        (3) Review mass transit initiatives of other states.
    Sec. 6. The committee shall report on and make recommendations concerning the following issues:
        (1) The need to use mass transportation to mitigate congestion.
        (2) Ways to address the demand for workforce transportation that is reliable and secure.
        (3) Ways to eliminate barriers to investment in mass transportation created by the current structure of transportation funding.
        (4) Existing barriers to private investment in mass transportation facilities, including tax inequities.
        (5) Effective ways of leveraging funding under federal programs to supplement state funding of mass transportation.
        (6) The relationship between land use and investment in mass transportation infrastructure.
        (7) The role that mass transportation plays in promoting economic growth, improving the environment, and sustaining the quality of life.
    Sec. 7. The legislative service agency and the Indiana department of transportation shall provide support staff for the committee.
    Sec. 8. The committee shall operate under the policies governing study committees adopted by the legislative council.

    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to EHB 1001 as printed April 6, 2007.)

SOURCE: IC 8-14-14-5; (07)ES0105.2.2. -->

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Senator LANANE


DS 100102/DI jr
2007