Rs 725.13 Federal Act Of 6 October 2006 On The Infrastructure Fund For Agglomeration Traffic, The Network Of National Roads As Well As For The Main Roads In The Mountain Regions And Peripheral Regions (In Fund Act

Original Language Title: RS 725.13 Loi fédérale du 6 octobre 2006 sur le fonds d’infrastructure pour le trafic d’agglomération, le réseau des routes nationales de même que pour les routes principales dans les régions de montagne et les régions périphériques (Loi sur le fonds d’in

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725.13 federal law on infrastructure fund for traffic of settlement, the network of national roads as well as the main roads in the mountain areas and the peripheral areas (infrastructure, LFInfr Fund Act) of 6 October 2006 (Status January 1, 2016) the Federal Swiss Confederation Assembly, see the art. 86, al. 3, and 173, al. 2, of the Constitution (Cst.), saw the message of the federal Council of 2 December 2005, stop: art. 1 Fund the infrastructure for trading in settlement money, the network of national roads as well as for the main roads in the mountain regions and peripheral regions is a fund legally dependent on the Federal Government. It has a clean accounting.
It is used to finance: a. completion of the network of national roads in accordance with art. 197, c. 3, Cst.; (b) the elimination of bottlenecks in the network of national roads; c. contributions to measures to improve transport infrastructure in the cities and towns; d. contributions for the maintenance of the quality of the main roads in the mountain regions and peripheral regions.

Art. 2 power infrastructure fund is powered: a. by the first payment of 2.6 billion francs collected on the State of the special funding of road traffic, as of the entry into force of this Act; (b) by a one-time payment in 2011 from 850 million francs collected on the State of financing of road traffic; c. annually by a part of net income provided for in art. 86, al. 3, Cst. and allocated by the Federal Assembly in the budget; d. by the product of the sanction under art. 13 of the Act of December 23, 2011 on CO2.

The payments provided for in para. 1, let. a and b, are exclusively intended for the financing of the tasks provided for in art. 1, al. 2, let. a, b, and d. The annual instalments provided for in para. 1, let. c, are intended for the financing of the tasks provided for in art. 1, al. 2, let. c. payments to the infrastructure fund are defined so that the tasks supported by the Fund and the other tasks provided for in art. 86, al. 3, Cst. have sufficient means.

New content according to chapter I of the Federal ACT of 1 October. 2010, in effect since July 1. 2011 (2011 1753 RO; FF 2010 3099 3111).
Introduced by chapter I of the Federal ACT of 1 October. 2010, in effect since July 1. 2011 (2011 1753 RO; FF 2010 3099 3111).
Introduced by art. 47 BA of 23 Dec. 2011 on the reduction of CO2 emissions, in effect since Jan. 1. 2013 (2012 6989 RO; FF 2009 6723, 2010 885).
RS 641.71 new content according to chapter I of the Federal ACT of 1 October. 2010, in effect since July 1. 2011 (2011 1753 RO; FF 2010 3099 3111).

Art. 3Credit of together at the same time that the adoption of this Act, the Federal Assembly to stop a whole credit and assigns it to the tasks provided for in art. 1, al. 2 RO 2008 1889 art. 4 use of the resources the resources of the infrastructure fund are intended to ensure efficient and ecological travel required by a society and competitive economy.
The use of resources is based on a global vision of transport, that: a. integrates all modes and means of transport, their advantages and disadvantages; b. gives priority to effective rather than new infrastructure alternatives; c. takes account of the long-term funding and the financial situation of the public authorities; d. includes coordination with the development of urbanization and the protection of the environment; (e) aims to take into account appropriate parts of the country.

Art. 5 completion of the national road network the network of national roads to be completed for the most part by 2015. The federal Council may extend this deadline in duly motivated cases.
The Federal Assembly allocates the resources necessary for the completion of the network of national roads for the entry into force of this Act.

Art. 6 Elimination of bottlenecks in the network of national roads bottlenecks within the meaning of this Act are sections of the existing network of national roads on which overloads are limited in a sustainable manner the ability to function across the network.
The federal Council submits to the Federal Assembly a program of elimination of bottlenecks in the network of national roads two years at the latest after the entry into force of this Act.
It reports to the Federal Assembly, generally every four years, the State of implementation of this program and offers to provide the means for the next period.

Art. 7 agglomeration traffic. the Federal Assembly means traffic of settlement projects that are urgent and ready to be made; It allocates the resources necessary for their funding for the entry into force of this Act. The right to these funds goes off if the phase of the implementation of the project has not begun at the end of 2008.
In addition, assistance to the agglomeration traffic is governed by art. 17A to 17 d of the Federal Act of 22 March 1985 concerning the use of the tax on mineral oils to mandatory assignment.
At the latest two years after the entry into force of this Act, the federal Council submits to the Federal Assembly agglomeration project co-financing program.
It reports to the Federal Assembly, generally every four years, the State of implementation of this program and offers to provide the means for the next period.
Contributions for the road and rail infrastructure as well as those of soft mobility are made, as long as they are located in a city or a settlement and that they contribute to facilitate traffic in such spaces.
Investments in rail infrastructure for agglomeration traffic are in principle financed by the instruments provided for by the legislation on the railways. Contributions under this Act are however permitted provided they generate added value for a city or a settlement and that they specifically allow to decongest road.
When the specific use of rolling stock allows significant savings in infrastructure, contributions may also be used to cover the additional costs of this material.

SR 725.116.2 art. 8 main roads in mountain regions and peripheral regions the benefits of Confederation in favor of the main roads in the mountain regions and peripheral regions are paid in the form of lump sums. These are calculated based on the length of the roads.
The federal Council designates the beneficiary cantons.

Art. 9 debt and interest the Fund must not go into debt.
The claims against the Confederation do not carry interest.

New content according to Chapter 4 of the annex to the Federal ACT of June 18, 2010, in force since Jan. 1. 2011 (2010 5003 RO; FF 2009 6525).

Art. 10 sampling procedure the Federal Assembly stop each year in the budget appropriations for the financing of the tasks provided for in art. 1, al. 2, in the form of a separate federal decree.

Art. 11Comptes of the Fund the Fund's accounts include the income statement, the balance sheet and the investment account.
The income statement presents at least: a. in respect of income payments within the meaning of art. 2; (b) in respect of charges: 1. the financing of the tasks provided for in art. 1, al. 2, as long as they are not of the al. 4 quality of spending that can be brought to the assets, 2. the revaluation of the highways under construction and loans allocated to rail projects through city traffic.

The report presents: a. assets: current assets and fixed assets; b. liabilities: foreign funds and own funds.

The investment account has at least: a. national highway construction within the meaning of art. 1, al. 2, let. a and b; b. the granting of loans for railway projects through city traffic.

New content according to Chapter 3 of the annex to the Federal ACT of 19 June 2015 (the Confederation's new accounting model optimization), in force since Jan. 1. 2016 (2015 4009 RO; FF 2014 9127).

Art. 12 adoption of the accounts and financial planning the federal Council submits annually the accounts of the Fund to the Federal Assembly, which approved them by a simple federal decree.
It establishes a financial planning and submits it to the Federal Assembly on the budget.

Art. 13 dissolution of the Fund the federal Council dissolved the Fund as soon as the network of national roads and the programs provided for in art. 6 and 7 have been completed, but no later than 20 years after the entry into force of this Act. It may extend that period of five years at the most. The balance of the Fund is assigned to the special funding of road traffic.

Art. 14 measures in favour of mountain regions and outlying areas beyond the scope of the infrastructure fund


Additional resources available to the cantons after the increase in the traffic of heavy goods vehicles tax related benefits (HVF) from 2008 are assigned to maintain the quality main roads in the mountain regions and peripheral regions. Art. 8 is applicable.
If there is no increase in revenues of the HVF from 2008 or it is only partial, the funding will be provided by the infrastructure fund. The federal Council may increase the credit to all provided in art. 3 of the corresponding amount.
The entry into force of the law of 6 October 2006 on the adoption and the amendment of acts in the context of financial equalisation and Division of tasks between the Confederation and the cantons (RPT), the federal Council calculates the overall amounts allocated to the main roads according to the factor of the altitude and the character of mountain road four times more weight than the other factors.
Contributions for the maintenance of the quality of rail infrastructure in the mountain regions and peripheral regions are guaranteed by legislation financing tools on the railways.

RO 2008 1889 this Act comes into force on Jan. 1. 2008 (2007 5779 5817 RO).

Art. 15 funding of investments already made infrastructure fund resources may be used to finance investments in rail infrastructure for traffic of settlement, in accordance with art. 7, al. 1, and made before the entry into force of the Act. These amounts are charged to the funding provided by the Federal Government.

Art. 16 running the federal Council shall issue implementing provisions.

Art. 17 coordination of entry into force if the RPT does not come into force at the latest with the Act, it comes into force with the new provisions of the Federal law of March 22, 1985, regarding the use of the tax on mineral oils to mandatory assignment as contained in the annex.

RO 2007 5779 SR 725.116.2 art. 18 referendum and entry into force the present law is subject to the referendum.
The federal Council shall determine the date of entry into force.

Annex (art. 17) amendment of the law in force.

The mod. can be found at the RO 2007 6017.

Status January 1, 2016