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H0219.........................................by TRANSPORTATION AND DEFENSE
PAN AMERICAN HIGHWAY - Adds to existing law to designate U.S. Highway 95 as
the Pan American Highway.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature First Regular Session - 1999
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 219
BY TRANSPORTATION AND DEFENSE COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO HIGHWAYS; AMENDING CHAPTER 2, TITLE 40, IDAHO CODE, BY THE ADDI-
3 TION OF A NEW SECTION 40-210, IDAHO CODE, TO DESIGNATE U.S. HIGHWAY 95 AS
4 THE PAN AMERICAN HIGHWAY.
5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 SECTION 1. That Chapter 2, Title 40, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
7 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION , to be
8 known and designated as Section 40-210, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
9 40-210. U.S. HIGHWAY 95 DESIGNATED AS PAN AMERICAN HIGHWAY. U.S. Highway
10 95, from its entrance into the state at the Oregon border until it intersects
11 the Canadian border, shall be known and designated as the Pan American Highway
12 to encourage completion of the historic effort to connect North America and
13 South America by one (1) continuous route. The Idaho transportation department
14 may post suitable markers along U.S. Highway 95 indicating its designation as
15 the Pan American Highway.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation establishes U.S. Highway 95 as "The PanAmerican
Highway" to bring back the memory of that route from Alaska to South
America when it was established for commerce in the 1920s. The
international trade corridor has mostly been completed except for
the designation of a route through the United States. Research has
revealed that most who remember that ambitious project thought it
was established as U.S. 95. Idaho should officially identify that
corridor so as to bring back the national attention U.S. 95 needs
for up-date and repair. All indications are that this first step
will be very profitable for the State of Idaho.
The intention of this bill is only to allow it to be so designated
on maps. There would be no fiscal impact. If signage were ever
desireable, forty crossings would amount to approximately $5200.
CONTACT: Rep. Christian ZIMMERMANN
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/ FISCAL NOTE Bill No. H 219