General Assembly: 78 (2000 Regular GA) - Chapter 1216 - Appropriations — transportation


Published: 2000-01-27

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2. The United States secretary of the interior has not issued a construction permit as provided in subsection I, but the commission of veterans affairs has determined there is substantial evidence of sufficient funding available for construction of the national World War II memorial.

Notwithstanding section 8.33, if the commission of veterans affairs has not made the contribution provided for in this section by June 30, 2002, the moneys appropriated in this section shall revert to the rebuild Iowa infrastructure fund.

Section 8.39 shall not apply to the appropriation in this section.

Approved January 27, 2000

CHAPTER 1216 APPROPRIATIONS - TRANSPORTATION

H.F.2538

AN ACT relating to and making transportation and other infrastructure-related appropriations to the state department of transportation, including allocation and use of moneys from the general fund of the state, road use tax fund, and primary road fund, and including fees for certain registration plates, allowing the department to conduct a pilot project, and providing for the nonreversion of certain moneys, and providing an effective date.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Section l. There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the state depart- ment of transportation for the fiscal year beginning July I, 2000, and ending June 30, 200 I, the following amounts, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated:

1. For airport engineering studies and improvement projects as provided in chapter 328: ................................................................................................................... $ 2,475,000

Of the amount appropriated in this subsection, $25,000 shall be allocated to the Iowa civil air patrol.

2. For the rail assistance program and to provide economic development project funding: ................................................................................................................... $ 662,000

Sec. 2. There is appropriated from the road use tax fund to the state department of transportation for the fiscal year beginning July 1,2000, and ending June 30, 2001, the following amounts, or so much thereof as is necessary, for the purposes designated:

1. For the payment of costs associated with the production of driver's licenses, as defined in section 321.1, subsection 20A: ................................................................................................................... $ 2,103,000

Notwithstanding section 8.33, unencumbered or unobligated funds remaining on June 30,2001, from the appropriation made in this subsection, shall not revert, but shall remain available for the following fiscal years for the purposes specified in this subsection.

2. For salaries, support, maintenance, and miscellaneous purposes: a. Operations and finance:

................................................................................................................... $ 5,267,313 b. Administrative services:

................................................................................................................... $ 946,149

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c. Planning and programming: ................................................................................................................... $ 511,728

d. Motor vehicles: ................................................................................................................... $ 26,636,290

3. For payments to the department of personnel for expenses incurred in administering the merit system on behalf of the state department of transportation, as required by chapter 19A: ................................................................................................................... $ 37,500

4. Unemployment compensation: ................................................................................................................... $ 17,000

5. For payments to the department of personnel for paying workers' compensation claims under chapter 85 on behalf of employees of the state department of transportation: ................................................................................................................... $ 77,000

6. For payment to the general fund of the state for indirect cost recoveries: ................................................................................................................... $ 92,000

7. For reimbursement to the auditor of state for audit expenses as provided in section 11.5B: ................................................................................................................... $ 42,000

8. For costs associated with the county issuance of driver's licenses: ................................................................................................................... $ 20,000

9. For transfer to the department of public safety for operating a system providing toll-free telephone road and weather conditions information: ................................................................................................................... $ 100,000

10. For improvements to the scale facilities in Clarke and Worth counties: ................................................................................................................... $ 940,000

Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated in this subsection that remain unen- cumbered or unobligated at the close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain available for expenditure for the purpose designated until the close of the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2003.

11. For up to the following amount for membership in the North America's superhighway corridor coalition: ................................................................................................................... $ 50,000

Sec. 3. There is appropriated from the primary road fund to the state department of transportation for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2000, and ending June 30, 2001, the following amounts, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes deSignated:

1. For salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes and the following full-time equivalent positions:

a. Operations and finance: ................................................................................................................... $ ............................................................................................................. FTEs

b. Administrative services: ................................................................................................................... $ ............................................................................................................. FTEs

c. Planning and programming: ................................................................................................................... $ ............................................................................................................. FTEs

d. Project development:

32,356,351 310.00

5,812,051 96.50

9,713,612 183.00

................................................................................................................... $ 59,063,194

............................................................................................................. FTEs 1,127.00 Not more than $421,000, plus an allocation for salary adjustment, shall be expended from

the highway beautification fund for salaries and benefits for not more than 9.00 FTEs. e. Maintenance:

................................................................................................................... $

............................................................................................................. FTEs f. Motor vehicles:

................................................................................................................... $

............................................................................................................. FTEs

105,609,152 1,580.00

1,057,812 563.00

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2. For deposit in the state department of transportation's highway materials and equip- ment revolving fund established by section 307.47 for funding the increased replacement cost of equipment: ................................................................................................................... $ 6,340,000

Not more than $3,575,000 plus an allocation for salary adjustment, from the highway materials and equipment revolving fund, shall be expended for salaries and benefits for not more than 89.00 FTEs.

3. For payments to the department of personnel for expenses incurred in administering the merit system on behalf of the state department of transportation, as required by chapter 19A: ................................................................................................................... $ 712,500

4. Unemployment compensation: ................................................................................................................... $ 328,000

5. For payments to the department of personnel for paying workers' compensation claims under chapter 85 on behalf of the employees of the state department of transportation: ................................................................................................................... $ 1,463,000

6. For disposal of hazardous wastes from field locations and the central complex: ................................................................................................................... $ 1,000,000

7. For payment to the general fund for indirect cost recoveries: ................................................................................................................... $ 658,000

8. For reimbursement to the auditor of state for audit expenses as provided in section 11.5B: ................................................................................................................... $ 255,000

9. For improvements to upgrade the handling of wastewater at various field facilities throughout the state: ................................................................................................................... $ 400,000

10. For replacement of roofs according to the department's priority list at field facilities throughout the state: ................................................................................................................... $ 400,000

11. For planning, design, and construction of field garage facilities in Sheldon and Allison: ................................................................................................................... $ 1,500,000

12. For the federal Americans With Disabilities Act accessibility improvements to depart- ment facilities throughout the state: ................................................................................................................... $ 200,000

13. For various repair projects to the northwest building on the Ames complex, including roof repairs and electrical work: ................................................................................................................... $ 900,000

14. For replacement of the radiant heating systems in field garage facilities throughout the state: ................................................................................................................... $ 200,000

15. For tuckpointing and repair of the brick exteriors of office buildings and field garage facilities throughout the state: ................................................................................................................... $ 100,000

16. For assistance in purchasing biodegradable hydraulic fluids manufactured from soy- beans pursuant to sections 18.22 and 307.21 : ................................................................................................................... $ 15,000

17. For assistance in purchasing biodiesel fuel for use in heavy-duty fleet vehicles of the department: ................................................................................................................... $ 20,000

Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated in subsections 9 through 17 that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain available for expenditure for the purposes designated until the close of the fiscal year that begins July 1,2003.

Sec. 4. Section 321.105, unnumbered paragraph 5, Code 1999, is amended to read as follows: Seriously disabled veterans who have been provided with an automobile or other vehicle

by the United States government under the provisions of sections 1901 to 1903, Title 38 of

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the United States Code, 38 U.S.c. § 1901 et seq. (1970), shall be exempt from payment of any automobile registration fee provided in this chapter, and shall be provided, without fee, with a registration plate. The disabled veteran, to be able to claim the above benefit, must be a resident of the state of Iowa. The disabled veteran may obtain a special or personalized plate under section 321.34 by paying the difference between the fee for a regular registration plate and the fee for the special or personalized registration plate.

Sec. 5. REFUNDS OF FEES - PILOT PROJECT. Notwithstanding the obligation to collect a fee for a renewal or duplicate of a nonoperator's identification card or a driver's license pursuant to section 321.190 or 321.191, the state department of transportation may conduct a pilot project for waiving or refunding such fees pursuant to rules adopted by the department. The department may conduct the pilot project at two driver's license stations in the state. In conducting the pilot project the department may waive payment of or refund all or a portion of the fees to an applicant for a renewal or a duplicate if the department deter- mines that the service standard for timely issuance has not been met or an error on the license or identification card requires the applicant to return to the driver's license station. The decision of the department not to issue a refund is final and not subject to review pursuant to the provisions of the Iowa administrative procedure Act in chapter 17 A.

Sec. 6. TEMPORARY TRANSFER OF RISE FUND MONEYS. Notwithstanding provi- sions to the contrary in chapter 315, if the state transportation commission receives and files a letter from the director of transportation certifying that the state department of transportation's cash flow funding may be inadequate to meet anticipated road construc- tion costs which arise during the period beginning on the effective date of this Act through June 30, 2001, the commission may authorize the temporary transfer of funds from the revitalize Iowa's sound economy (RISE) fund to the primary road fund. Transferred funds shall be repaid to the RISE fund within six months of transfer. The commission shall manage the RISE fund to ensure that funds will be available to meet contract obligations on approved RISE projects.

Sec. 7. EFFECTIVE DATE. Section 6 of this Act, being deemed of immediate impor- tance, takes effect upon enactment.

Approved April 7, 2000

CHAPTER 1217 APPROPRIATIONS - ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAMS FUNDING

S.F. 2416

AN ACT relating to energy conservation including making appropriations of petroleum overcharge funds.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. There is appropriated from those funds designated within the energy conser- vation trust created in section 473.11, for disbursement pursuant to section 473.11, to the following named agencies for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2000, and ending June 30, 2001, the following amounts, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be used for the purposes designated: