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SB 176 - Authorizes Funding for a Mass Transit System - Key Vote

Indiana Key Votes

David Long voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Funding for a Mass Transit System

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (32-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Funding for a Mass Transit System

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes funding for a public mass transit system in certain counties.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the fiscal body of an “eligible county” to submit a question to the voters of the county that would grant the fiscal body the authority to impose certain taxes for the development of a public transportation project (Sec. 17). 
  • Defines “eligible county” as certain counties that include, but are not limited to, the following counties (Sec. 17):
    • Delaware;
    • Hamilton; 
    • Hancock; 
    • Marion; and 
    • Madison.
  • Requires any of the following taxes imposed by the fiscal body of an eligible county to be between 0.1 percent and 0.25 percent (Sec. 17):
    • County adjusted gross income tax;
    • County option income tax; and
    • County economic development income tax.
  • Requires an eligible county to establish fares and charges that cover at least 25 percent of the operating costs of a public transportation project if the eligible county establishes a public transportation project through the provisions of this bill (Secs. 19 & 20).
  • Requires a certain portion of the funding for a public mass transit system to be raised from sources other than taxes or fares in the following amounts (Sec. 17):
    • At least 10 percent of the revenue that the county is expected to receive from a county tax imposed to fund the transit system during the first year of operations; and
    • At least 10 percent of the annual operating costs of the transit system during the second and subsequent years of operation.
  • Requires a county with a public transportation project authorized by this bill to establish a nonprofit entity that is responsible for providing at least 10 percent of the operating expenses of the transportation project each year (Sec. 17).
  • Requires the county in which the public mass transit system is located to pay the difference in the event that the nonprofit entity established by this bill fails to fund 10 percent of the operating expenses each year (Sec. 17). 
  • Prohibits an eligible county from using any funds received from the provisions of this bill on a light rail project (Sec. 17). 
  • Authorizes certain townships to require a county to fund and carry out a public transportation project authorized by this bill if a majority of the township voters approve the referendum and the township meets the following conditions (Sec. 17):
    • The township is located within a county that has not adopted an ordinance authorizing a transportation project;
    • The township is adjacent to an eligible county or township with a public transportation project.

 

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (66-34) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Funding for a Mass Transit System

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes funding for a public mass transit system in certain counties.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the fiscal body of an “eligible county” to submit a question to the voters of the county that would grant the fiscal body the authority to impose certain taxes for the development of a public transportation project (Sec. 17). 
  • Defines “eligible county” as certain counties that include, but are not limited to, the following counties (Sec. 17):
    • Delaware;
    • Hamilton; 
    • Hancock; 
    • Marion; and 
    • Madison.
  • Requires any of the following taxes imposed by the fiscal body of an eligible county to be between 0.1 percent and 0.25 percent (Sec. 17):
    • County adjusted gross income tax;
    • County option income tax; and
    • County economic development income tax.
  • Requires an eligible county to establish fares and charges that cover at least 25 percent of the operating costs of a public transportation project if the eligible county establishes a public transportation project through the provisions of this bill (Secs. 19 & 20).
  • Requires a certain portion of the funding for a public mass transit system to be raised from sources other than taxes or fares in the following amounts (Sec. 17):
    • At least 10 percent of the revenue that the county is expected to receive from a county tax imposed to fund the transit system during the first year of operations; and
    • At least 10 percent of the annual operating costs of the transit system during the second and subsequent years of operation.
  • Requires a county with a public transportation project authorized by this bill to establish a nonprofit entity that is responsible for providing at least 10 percent of the operating expenses of the transportation project each year (Sec. 17).
  • Requires the county in which the public mass transit system is located to pay the difference in the event that the nonprofit entity established by this bill fails to fund 10 percent of the operating expenses each year (Sec. 17). 
  • Prohibits an eligible county from using any funds received from the provisions of this bill on a light rail project (Sec. 17). 
  • Authorizes certain townships to require a county to fund and carry out a public transportation project authorized by this bill if a majority of the township voters approve the referendum and the township meets the following conditions (Sec. 17):
    • The township is located within a county that has not adopted an ordinance authorizing a transportation project;
    • The township is adjacent to an eligible county or township with a public transportation project.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (52-47) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Funding for a Mass Transit System

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes funding for a public mass transit system in certain counties.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the fiscal body of an “eligible county” to submit a question to the voters of the county that would grant the fiscal body the authority to impose certain taxes for the development of a public transportation project (Sec. 16). 
  • Defines “eligible county” as certain counties that include, but are not limited to, the following counties (Sec. 16):
    • Delaware;
    • Hamilton; 
    • Hancock; 
    • Marion; and 
    • Madison.
  • Requires any of the following taxes imposed by the fiscal body of an eligible county to be between 0.1 percent and 0.25 percent (Sec. 16):
    • County adjusted gross income tax;
    • County option income tax; and
    • County economic development income tax.
  • Requires an eligible county to establish fares and charges that cover at least 25 percent of the operating costs of a public transportation project if the eligible county establishes a public transportation project through the provisions of this bill (Secs. 15 & 16).
  • Requires at least 10 percent of the annual operating revenue for a public transportation system authorized by this bill to be derived from sources other than fares and taxes, and include the following types of revenue options (Sec. 13):
    • General sponsorships;
    • Cost share for new transit stations or vehicles; 
    • Advertising;
    • Group purchasing or discounts; and
    • Minimum monthly sales guarantees of transit purchases. 
  • Prohibits a public transportation corporation established under the provisions of this bill from being required to enter into an agreement with an authorized labor organization that provides binding arbitration provisions regarding the certain benefits including, but not limited to, the following benefits (Sec. 19):
    • Wages;
    • Hours;
    • Working Conditions;
    • Pensions; and
    • Insurance.  
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (28-20) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Funding for a Mass Transit System

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes funding for a public mass transit system in certain counties.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the fiscal body of an “eligible county” to submit a question to the voters of the county that would grant the fiscal body the authority to impose certain taxes for the development of a public transportation project (Sec. 17). 
  • Defines “eligible county” as certain counties that include, but are not limited to, the following counties (Sec. 17):
    • Delaware;
    • Hamilton; 
    • Hancock; 
    • Marion; and 
    • Madison.
  • Requires any of the following taxes imposed by the fiscal body of an eligible county to be between 0.1 percent and 0.25 percent (Sec. 17):
    • County adjusted gross income tax;
    • County option income tax; and
    • County economic development income tax.
  • Requires an eligible county to establish fares and charges that cover at least 25 percent of the operating costs of a public transportation project if the eligible county establishes a public transportation project through the provisions of this bill (Secs. 19 & 20).
  • Requires a certain portion of the funding for a public mass transit system to be raised from sources other than taxes or fares in the following amounts (Sec. 17):
    • At least 10 percent of the revenue that the county is expected to receive from a county tax imposed to fund the transit system during the first year of operations; and
    • At least 10 percent of the annual operating costs of the transit system during the second and subsequent years of operation.
  • Requires a county with a public transportation project authorized by this bill to establish a nonprofit entity that is responsible for providing at least 10 percent of the operating expenses of the transportation project each year (Sec. 17).
  • Requires the county in which the public mass transit system is located to pay the difference in the event that the nonprofit entity established by this bill fails to fund 10 percent of the operating expenses each year (Sec. 17). 
  • Prohibits an eligible county from using any funds received from the provisions of this bill on a light rail project (Sec. 17). 
  • Authorizes certain townships to require a county to fund and carry out a public transportation project authorized by this bill if a majority of the township voters approve the referendum and the township meets the following conditions (Sec. 17):
    • The township is located within a county that has not adopted an ordinance authorizing a transportation project;
    • The township is adjacent to an eligible county or township with a public transportation project.

 

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Funding for a Mass Transit System

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