House File 2004 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 2004 BY FISHER , DOLECHECK , and GERHOLD A BILL FOR An Act requiring the construction and maintenance of rumble 1 strips on certain highways. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 5577HH (4) 88 mo/ns
H.F. 2004 Section 1. NEW SECTION . 321.260A Rumble strips. 1 1. As used in this section, unless the context otherwise 2 requires, “rumble strips” means a series of rough-textured, 3 slightly raised or depressed grooves along the surface of a 4 roadway used to alert motor vehicle operators about upcoming 5 road conditions, including an upcoming traffic control signal 6 or device. 7 2. Any governmental entity which exercises jurisdiction 8 over a highway under section 306.4 shall construct and maintain 9 rumble strips in advance of all stop signs and traffic-control 10 signals located on a highway under the governmental entity’s 11 control where the highway enters or crosses a primary highway. 12 This subsection does not apply if the highway on which the 13 rumble strips would be constructed is unpaved, is inside the 14 limits of any incorporated city, or has a speed limit of less 15 than fifty-five miles per hour. 16 Sec. 2. IMPLEMENTATION OF ACT. Section 25B.2, subsection 17 3, shall not apply to this Act. 18 EXPLANATION 19 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 20 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 21 This bill requires any governmental entity which exercises 22 jurisdiction over a highway to construct and maintain rumble 23 strips on certain highways. The bill defines the term “rumble 24 strips”. Under the bill, rumble strips are required in advance 25 of all stop signs and traffic-control signals located on a 26 highway where the highway enters or crosses a primary highway. 27 However, rumble strips are not required on unpaved highways, 28 on highways inside the limits of any incorporated city, or on 29 highways with a speed limit of less than 55 miles per hour. 30 The bill may include a state mandate as defined in code 31 section 25B.3. The bill makes inapplicable Code section 25B.2, 32 subsection 3, which would relieve a political subdivision from 33 complying with a state mandate if funding for the cost of 34 the state mandate is not provided or specified. Therefore, 35 -1- LSB 5577HH (4) 88 mo/ns 1/ 2
H.F. 2004 political subdivisions are required to comply with any state 1 mandate included in the bill. 2 -2- LSB 5577HH (4) 88 mo/ns 2/ 2