April 3, 2013





ENGROSSED

HOUSE BILL No. 1011

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DIGEST OF HB 1011 (Updated April 2, 2013 1:23 pm - DI 58)



Citations Affected: IC 36-1; IC 36-9; noncode.

Synopsis: Public mass transportation. Provides that a political subdivision may not enter into an interlocal cooperation agreement with another political subdivision to establish a joint district or entity to provide public transportation services. Provides that a county or municipality may not establish a new regional transportation authority or become a member of an existing regional transportation authority. Establishes the central Indiana transit study committee. Requires the committee to report to the legislative council before December 15, 2013, concerning specified transportation issues.

Effective: Upon passage.





Torr, Kirchhofer, Porter, Pryor , DeLaney , Braun , Huston , Forestal
(SENATE SPONSORS _ MILLER PATRICIA, MERRITT,
TAYLOR, CRIDER)




    January 7, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Roads and Transportation.
    January 31, 2013, amended, reported _ Do Pass. Referred to Committee on Ways and Means pursuant to Rule 127.
    February 18, 2013, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
    February 20, 2013, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.
    February 21, 2013, engrossed.
    February 25, 2013, read third time, passed. Yeas 56, nays 39.

SENATE ACTION

    February 27, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Local Government.
    March 21, 2013, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass; reassigned to Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy.
    April 2, 2013, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






April 3, 2013

First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)


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ENGROSSED

HOUSE BILL No. 1011



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning transportation.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 36-1-7-17; (13)EH1011.2.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 36-1-7-17 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 17. A political subdivision may not, after the date on which this section takes effect, enter into an agreement under this chapter with one (1) or more other political subdivisions to establish a joint district or an entity to provide public transportation services.
SOURCE: IC 36-9-3-0.5; (13)EH1011.2.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 36-9-3-0.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 0.5. A county or municipality may not, after the effective date of this section, establish a new authority under this chapter or become a member of an existing authority under this chapter.
SOURCE: ; (13)EH1011.2.3. -->     SECTION 3. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) As used in this SECTION, "committee" refers to the central Indiana transit study committee established under subsection (b).
    (b) The central Indiana transit study committee is established.
    (c) The committee consists of the following members:
        (1) Three (3) members of the senate representing Marion County, appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate. Not more than two (2) members appointed under this subdivision may be members of the same political party.
        (2) Three (3) members of the house of representatives representing Marion County, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives. Not more than two (2) members appointed under this subdivision may be members of the same political party.
        (3) Two (2) members of the senate appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate as follows:
            (A) One (1) member representing Hamilton County.
            (B) One (1) member representing Hancock County.
        (4) Two (2) members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives as follows:
            (A) One (1) member representing Hendricks County.
            (B) One (1) member representing Johnson County.
        (5) Four (4) members of the general assembly appointed as follows:
            (A) One (1) member appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate.
            (B) One (1) member appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.
            (C) One (1) member appointed by the minority leader of the senate.
            (D) One (1) member appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives.
    (d) The chairman of the legislative council shall appoint a member of the committee to serve as the chairperson of the committee.
    (e) The committee shall do the following:
        (1) Identify diverse potential funding sources for bus and bus rapid transit.
        (2) Study all existing funding sources and expenditures concerning bus transit in central Indiana.
        (3) Study the use of the public mass transportation fund established by IC 8-23-3-8.
        (4) Study the ridership numbers of the public transportation corporations serving Marion County.
        (5) Study ways to improve bus service in central Indiana,

including improvements to the types of buses used and whether bus routes should be changed.
        (6) Study the extent to which bus transit systems can be supported by the users of bus transit systems.
        (7) Study the feasibility of entering public-private partnerships to expand bus transit.
        (8) Study whether tax credits for employers and employees who use bus transit will expand the ridership of bus transit systems.
        (9) Study the feasibility of light rail transportation, routes for light rail, and potential funding sources for, and impacts of providing, light rail transportation.
        (10) Identify ways in which private enterprise may provide transportation options in central Indiana.
        (11) Study the feasibility of using public-private partnerships for purposes of public transportation.
        (12) Study the issue of whether a referendum should be used in the process of establishing a transit district and, if a referendum should be used in the process, when the referendum should occur, and make recommendations to the general assembly on these issues, which may not include a recommendation for the holding of referendum before November 2014.
        (13) Study other issues associated with bus transit and light rail as determined by the committee.
    (f) Except as provided in subsection (g), the committee shall operate under the policies governing study committees adopted by the legislative council.
    (g) The committee may meet at any time before December 15, 2013.
    (h) The committee shall report its findings and recommendations to the legislative council before December 15, 2013.
    (i) This SECTION expires July 1, 2014.

SOURCE: ; (13)EH1011.2.4. -->
SOURCE: -->     SECTION 4. An emergency is declared for this act.