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House Bill 1656


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House Bill 1656

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF HB1656 (Updated February 10, 2009 5:12 pm - DI 84)

State and local administration. Establishes a goal that contractors and subcontractors employ at least 90% Indiana residents on public works projects awarded by the department of administration, any other state agency or commission, the commission governing the ports of Indiana, the department of transportation, or a unit of local government. Requires the commissioner of the department of administration to prepare annual reports on the percentage of Indiana residents employed by contractors and subcontractors. Provides that a public works contract may include a requirement that only Indiana materials, equipment and goods may be used to fulfil the contract unless the price of using only Indiana materials, equipment or goods is determined to be unreasonable under the criteria established in the law. Imposes restrictions on establishing tollways between Interstate Highway 465 and Interstate Highway 64. Establishes the community infrastructure assistance program to assist local units of government with qualifying for federal and other grants available for transportation. Establishes the adult workforce training grant program to provides scholarships to Indiana residents who have become unemployed as a result of a reduction in the workforce of an Indiana employer. Appropriates money from the: (1) major moves construction fund for listed state highway projects; (2) federal funds for local transportation projects; (3) next generation trust fund for local transportation projects; (4) federal funds for the community infrastructure assistance program; (5) federal funds for an adult workforce training grant program; and (6) federal funds for certain state university repair and rehabilitation projects. Changes the terms of the next generation trust fund to permit the use of money from the fund.
Current Status:
 In Committee - 2nd House
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