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HJM013........................................by TRANSPORTATION AND DEFENSE
NATIONAL SURFACE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM - Requesting Congress to
reauthorize a national surface transportation program.
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03/03 3rd rdg - ADOPTED - voice vote - to Senate
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fourth Legislature Second Regular Session - 1998
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL NO. 13
BY TRANSPORTATION AND DEFENSE COMMITTEE
1 A JOINT MEMORIAL
2 TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, TO THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF
3 TRANSPORTATION, TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED
4 STATES IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED AND TO THE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION REPRE-
5 SENTING THE STATE OF IDAHO.
6 We, your Memorialists, the House of Representatives and the Senate of the
7 State of Idaho assembled in the Second Regular Session of the Fifty-fourth
8 Idaho Legislature, do hereby respectfully represent that:
9 WHEREAS, the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of
10 1991, Public Law 102-240, expired on September 30, 1997, and federal surface
11 transportation programs are now being temporarily authorized under the Surface
12 Transportation Extension Act (STEA) of 1997, which expires on May 1, 1998; and
13 WHEREAS, delay or disruption of federal surface transportation funds to
14 the states and local governments would cause serious transportation and eco-
15 nomic problems for the states and their citizens; and
16 WHEREAS, the United States Congress is currently considering various bills
17 and amendments concerning a multiyear reauthorization of ISTEA; and
18 WHEREAS, the Legislature of the State of Idaho recognizes the many posi-
19 tive aspects of ISTEA which should be retained in any new federal surface
20 transportation authorization act, including: the need for development of
21 intermodal transportation systems; the development of partnerships between
22 federal, state, local and tribal governments for the delivery of transporta-
23 tion systems and services; and an increased level of responsibility and flexi-
24 bility given to state, local and tribal governments to address their unique
25 transportation needs and characteristics; and
26 WHEREAS, ISTEA does need revision in order to eliminate programs that are
27 no longer needed or are unproductive and to remove or revise those provisions
28 which are overly restrictive on the states.
29 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Second Regular Ses-
30 sion of the Fifty-fourth Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and
31 the Senate concurring therein, that the Congress of the United States adopt,
32 in as timely a manner as possible, a multiyear federal surface transportation
33 program reauthorization legislation which:
34 1. Increases total federal funding for highways to the maximum level
35 sustainable by federal law, including spending authority for funds
36 derived from transfer of 4.3[ in motor fuel taxes from the General
37 Fund to the Highway Trust Fund;
38 2. Includes fair and equitable formulas for distribution of federal
39 highway funds, based on the extent and use of the highway system,
40 both rural and urban;
41 3. Recognizes the national interest in federal lands and the economic
42 impact on states with a large percentage of federal lands;
43 4. Streamlines and simplifies ISTEA by reducing regulations and mandates
44 on the states;
1 5. Provides greater flexibility for state and local highway programs to
2 spend funds in accordance with their unique transportation character-
3 istics and priorities.
4 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Clerk of the House of Representa-
5 tives be, and she is hereby authorized and directed to forward a copy of this
6 Memorial to President Bill Clinton, Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater,
7 the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of
8 Congress, and the congressional delegation of the State of Idaho in the Con-
9 gress of the United States.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this Memorial is to strongly encourage the U.S.
Congress to enact a new Intermodal Surface Transportation
Efficiency Act (ISTEA).
Congress adopted a 6-month Short Term Extension Act (STEA)
which will expire on May 1, 1998.
Without a reauthorization, Idaho will be left with only state
funds to operate our transportation programs.
Idaho's portion of the 6-month extension is $52.9 million. The loss
could be approximately double if not reauthorized or extended.
CONTACT: Rep. Dave Bivens
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/ FISCAL NOTE