House Study Bill 668 - Introduced HOUSE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS BILL BY CHAIRPERSON SANDS) A BILL FOR An Act providing for the allocation of moneys from the primary 1 road fund and the disposition of federal aid road funds. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 6101YC (2) 84 dea/rj
H.F. _____ Section 1. Section 313.4, subsection 1, Code Supplement 1 2011, is amended by adding the following new paragraph: 2 NEW PARAGRAPH . c. The commission may allocate moneys from 3 the fund for the establishment, construction, and maintenance 4 of the secondary road system and municipal street system in 5 exchange for retaining in the fund all or a portion of federal 6 aid road funds that would otherwise be allocated to counties 7 and cities. 8 EXPLANATION 9 In the “Road Use Tax Fund Efficiency Report”, January 2012, 10 the department of transportation identified the following 11 partnership efficiency goal: “Develop, in conjunction with 12 the regional planning affiliations and metropolitan planning 13 organizations and other stakeholder groups, a process to 14 exchange STP (surface transportation program) federal funds 15 for primary highway system funds for the purpose of reducing 16 the number of small projects that have to meet onerous federal 17 requirements”. 18 This bill authorizes the transportation commission to 19 allocate moneys from the primary road fund to be used on the 20 secondary road system and the municipal street system. The 21 allocation would be in exchange for all or a portion of federal 22 aid road funds that would otherwise be allocated to counties 23 and cities. 24 -1- LSB 6101YC (2) 84 dea/rj 1/ 1