House File 2059 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 2059 BY FISHER 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 5724YH (3) 89 th/ns
H.F. 2059 Section 1. NEW SECTION . 321.260A Rumble strips. 1 1. As used in this section, “rumble strips” means a series 2 of rough-textured, slightly raised or depressed grooves 3 along the surface of a roadway used to alert motor vehicle 4 operators about upcoming road conditions, including an upcoming 5 traffic-control signal or device. 6 2. Any governmental entity which exercises jurisdiction 7 over a highway under section 306.4 shall construct and maintain 8 rumble strips in advance of all stop signs and traffic-control 9 signals located on a highway under the governmental entity’s 10 control where the highway enters or crosses a primary highway. 11 This subsection does not apply if the segment of the highway 12 on which the rumble strips would be constructed is unpaved, 13 is inside the limits of any incorporated city, is within two 14 hundred yards of a person’s bona fide residence dwelling, or 15 has a speed limit of less than fifty-five miles per hour. 16 Sec. 2. STATE MANDATE FUNDING SPECIFIED. In accordance 17 with section 25B.2, subsection 3, the state cost of requiring 18 compliance with any state mandate included in this Act shall 19 be paid by a political subdivision from road use tax fund 20 moneys received by the political subdivision under chapter 310, 21 312, or 312A. This specification of the payment of the state 22 cost shall be deemed to meet all of the state funding-related 23 requirements of section 25B.2, subsection 3, and no additional 24 state funding shall be necessary for the full implementation of 25 this Act by and enforcement of this Act against all affected 26 political subdivisions. 27 EXPLANATION 28 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 29 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 30 This bill requires any governmental entity which exercises 31 jurisdiction over a highway to construct and maintain rumble 32 strips on certain highways. The bill defines the term “rumble 33 strips”. Under the bill, rumble strips are required in advance 34 of all stop signs and traffic-control signals located on a 35 -1- LSB 5724YH (3) 89 th/ns 1/ 2
H.F. 2059 highway where the highway enters or crosses a primary highway. 1 However, rumble strips are not required if the segment of 2 highway is unpaved, is inside the limits of any incorporated 3 city, is within 200 yards of a person’s bona fide residence 4 dwelling, or has a speed limit of less than 55 miles per hour. 5 The bill may include a state mandate as defined in Code 6 section 25B.3. The bill requires that the state cost of any 7 state mandate included in the bill be paid by a political 8 subdivision from road use tax fund moneys received by 9 the political subdivision. The specification is deemed 10 to constitute state compliance with any state mandate 11 funding-related requirements of Code section 25B.2. The 12 inclusion of this specification is intended to reinstate the 13 requirement of political subdivisions to comply with any state 14 mandates included in the bill. 15 -2- LSB 5724YH (3) 89 th/ns 2/ 2