House Study Bill 518 - IntroducedA Bill ForAn Act 1relating to certain reporting requirements of the
2department of transportation.
1   Section 1.  2015 Iowa Acts, chapter 2, section 12, subsection
22, is amended to read as follows:
   32.  It is the intent of the general assembly that the state
4department of transportation and the state transportation
5commission shall utilize one hundred percent of the revenue
6produced as a result of the increase in the excise taxes on
7motor fuel and certain special fuel enacted in this Act that
8is allocated to the department on critical road and bridge
9construction projects. The department shall identify the
10critical road and bridge construction projects funded with such
11revenue in the department’s annual five-year transportation
12improvement program report.

13   Sec. 2.  2015 Iowa Acts, chapter 2, section 12, subsection 3,
14is amended by striking the subsection.
15   Sec. 3.  REPEAL.  2012 Iowa Acts, chapter 1129, section 4,
16as amended by 2014 Iowa Acts, chapter 1123, section 21, is
19The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
20the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly.
   21In 2012, the general assembly required the department of
22transportation (DOT) to submit quarterly reports regarding the
23implementation of efficiency measures identified in the road
24use tax fund efficiency report published in January 2012. The
25DOT is required to provide details of activities undertaken
26relating to one-time and long-term program efficiencies and
27partnership efficiencies. Issues required to be covered in the
28reports include but are not limited to savings realized from
29the implementation of particular efficiency measures; updates
30concerning measures that have not been implemented; efforts
31involving cities, counties, other jurisdictions, or stakeholder
32interest groups; any new efficiency measures identified or
33undertaken; and identification of any legislative action that
34may be required to achieve efficiencies. In 2014, the general
35assembly amended this reporting requirement by making it an
-1-1annual, rather than a quarterly, report. This bill repeals the
2entire reporting requirement.
   3In 2015, the general assembly enacted legislation that,
4among other things, increased the state fuel tax. That
5legislation included a requirement that the DOT identify the
6critical road and bridge construction projects funded with
7revenue gained as a result of the legislation in the DOT’s
8annual five-year transportation improvement program report.
9The bill strikes that reporting requirement.
   10In addition, the 2015 legislation required the DOT to
11identify $10 million in efficiencies for FY 2015-2016 and
12FY 2016-2017. The DOT is required to provide details of
13activities undertaken to implement those efficiencies in the
14annual road use tax fund efficiency report. The bill strikes
15this provision.