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S1501aa,aaH...............................................by TRANSPORTATION PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION POLICY - Amends existing law to revise public transportation policy; to redefine the role of the Idaho Transportation Department; to revise membership of the advisory council; to delete the regional advisory committees; and to revise membership and procedures of the interagency working group. 02/21 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/22 Rpt prt - to Transp 03/03 Rpt out - to 14th Ord 03/07 Rpt out amen - to engros 03/08 Rpt engros - 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg as amen 03/09 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg as amen 03/15 3rd rdg as amen - PASSED - 35-0-0 AYES -- Andreason, Boatright, Branch, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Crow, Danielson, Darrington, Davis, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure, Geddes, Hawkins, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King-Barrutia, Lee, McLaughlin, Noh, Parry, Richardson, Riggs, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Thorne, Wheeler, Whitworth, Williams NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- None Floor Sponsor - Keough Title apvd - to House 03/16 House intro - 1st rdg as amen - to Transp 03/23 Rpt out - to Gen Ord 03/27 Rpt out amen - to 1st rdg as amen 03/28 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg as amen 03/29 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg as amen 03/30 3rd rdg as amen - PASSED - 50-2-18 AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Bell, Bieter, Black, Boe, Campbell, Chase, Cheirrett, Clark, Deal, Denney, Ellsworth, Field(13), Field(20), Hadley, Hammond, Hansen(23), Hansen(29), Henbest, Jaquet, Jones(Jones), Judd, Kempton, Kendell, Loertscher, Marley, Meyer, Montgomery, Mortensen, Moss, Pearce, Pischner, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Ringo, Robison, Sali, Schaefer, Shepherd, Smith, Smylie, Stevenson, Stoicheff, Stone, Trail, Wheeler, Wood, Zimmermann, Mr Speaker NAYS -- Hornbeck, McKague Absent and excused -- Barrett, Bruneel, Callister, Crow, Cuddy, Gagner, Geddes, Gould, Kellogg, Kunz, Lake, Linford, Mader, Moyle, Ridinger, Sellman, Taylor, Tilman Floor Sponsor - Smith Title apvd - to Senate 03/31 Senate concurred in House amens - to engros 04/03 Rpt engros - 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg as amen 04/04 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg as amen 04/05 3rd rdg as amen - PASSED - 35-0-0 AYES--Andreason, Boatright, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Crow, Danielson, Darrington, Davis, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure, Geddes, Hawkins, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King-Barrutia, Lee, McLaughlin, Noh, Parry, Richardson, Riggs, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Thorne, Walton, Wheeler, Whitworth, Williams NAYS--None Absent and excused--None Floor Sponsor - Keough Title apvd - to enrol Rpt enrol - Pres signed - Sp signed 04/06 To Governor 04/17 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 417 Effective: 07/01/00
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000 IN THE SENATE SENATE BILL NO. 1501, As Amended, As Amended in the House BY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION POLICY; AMENDING SECTION 40-117, IDAHO CODE, 3 TO DEFINE "PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES" AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORREC- 4 TIONS; AMENDING SECTION 40-514, IDAHO CODE, TO SPECIFY REPORTING REQUIRE- 5 MENTS FOR STATE AGENCIES AND OTHER ENTITIES, TO CLARIFY DUTIES OF THE 6 DEPARTMENT, TO REVISE THE NAME OF THE ADVISORY COUNCIL, TO PROVIDE DUTIES 7 OF THE COUNCIL, TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL CRITERIA FOR APPOINTMENTS TO THE 8 COUNCIL, TO REDUCE THE TERM OF OFFICE FOR COUNCIL MEMBERS TO THREE YEARS, 9 TO AUTHORIZE THREE COUNCIL MEETINGS PER YEAR, TO REVISE MEMBERSHIP OF THE 10 INTERAGENCY WORKING GROUP, TO PROVIDE FOR MEETINGS OF THE INTERAGENCY 11 WORKING GROUP, TO PROVIDE FOR ANNUAL ELECTION OF A CHAIRMAN FOR THE INTER- 12 AGENCY WORKING GROUP AND TO DELETE PROVISION FOR APPOINTMENT OF REGIONAL 13 ADVISORY COMMITTEES. 14 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 15 SECTION 1. That Section 40-117, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 16 amended to read as follows: 17 40-117. DEFINITIONS -- P. 18 (1) "Person" includes every natural person, firm, fiduciary, copartner- 19 ship, association, corporation, trustee, receiver or assignee for the benefit 20 of creditors. 21 (2) "Place." (See "Maintain," section 40-114, Idaho Code) 22 (3) "Primary system" or "primary highway" means any portion of the high- 23 ways of the state, as officially designated, or as may hereafter be so desig- 24 nated, by the Idaho transportation board, and approved by the secretary of 25 transportation, pursuant to the provisions of title 23, U.S. Code, 26 "Highways." .27 (4) "Public highway agency" means the state transportation department, 28 any city, county, highway district or other political subdivision of the state 29 with jurisdiction over public highway systems and public rights-of-way. 30 (5) "Public highways" means all highways open to public use in the state, 31 whether maintained by the state or by any county, highway district, city, or 32 other political subdivision. (Also see "Highways," section 40-109, Idaho Code) 33 (6) "Public right-of-way" means a right-of-way open to the public and 34 under the jurisdiction of a public highway agency, where the public highway 35 agency has no obligation to construct or maintain said right-of-way for vehic- 36 ular traffic. 37 (7) "Public transportation services" means, but is not limited to, fixed 38 transit routes, scheduled or unscheduled transit services provided by motor 39 vehicle, bus, rail, van, aerial tramway and other modes of public conveyance; 40 paratransit service for the elderly and disabled; shuttle and commuter service 41 between cities, counties, health care facilities, employment centers, educa- 42 tional institutions or park-and-ride locations; subscription van and car pool- 43 ing services; transportation services unique to social service programs; and 2 1 the management and administration thereof. 2 SECTION 2. That Section 40-514, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 3 amended to read as follows: 4 40-514. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES -- PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES 5 ADVISORY COUNCIL CREATED -- INTERAGENCY WORKING GROUP CREATED -- REGIONAL6 ADVISORY COMMITTEES CREATEDDEPARTMENT SUPPORT. (1) The department shall coor-7 dinate planning of public funds from all sources expended on public transpor-8 tation services in Idaho, and aAll state agencies except the department of 9 education, and all public entities that use public funds to provide public 10 transportation services within the state shall annuallyreport not less often 11 than semiannually to the department the amount of funding , personnel and12 expended, audits conducted, the number of passengers carried, the agency vehi- 13 cles directedused and the vehicle miles driven to provide transportation for 14 Idaho citizens. Upon receipt of such information, the department shall: 15 (a) Develop a uniform data collection and reporting system; information 16 from said system shall be submitted annually to the joint finance- 17 appropriations committee of the Idaho legislature; and as public informa- 18 tion, it shall also be available upon request; which includes funding,19 personnel and equipment information on all state and other publicly-20 supported transportation services;21 (b) In cooperation with other state agencies and public entities, develop 22 a comprehensive plan for public transportation; and 23 (c) Provide assistance to operators of local and regional transportation 24 systems that are consistent with public program objectives of the state 25 plan ;26 (d) Maintain a state commitment to improve public transportation for27 presently served areas and unserved areas; and28 (e) Increase the efficiency and productivity of publicly-funded transpor-29 tation services. 30 (2) There is hereby created the public transportation servicesadvisory 31 council to advise the Idaho transportation department on issues and policies 32 regarding public transportation in Idaho. The council shall participate in 33 planning activities, identify transportation needs, and promote coordinated 34 transportation systems. Before setting programs and priorities, the council 35 shall seek pertinent information, facts and data from local governments, agen- 36 cies and providers regarding rural public transportation issues. 37 The advisory council shall be composed of six (6) members appointed by the 38 Idaho transportation board. Appointed members shall be representatives of 39 local governments and agencies, private organizations, citizen groups and pri- 40 vate providers that have an interest in public transportation, and people with 41 disabilities and the elderly who utilize public transportation. The board 42 shall appoint said members from recommendations submitted by said organiza- 43 tions, groups, providers, users and state agencies in each district. One (1) 44 member shall be appointed from each of the six (6) transportation department 45 director districts as provided in section 40-303, Idaho Code. The term of each 46 member shall be sixthree ( 63) years and the initial appointments to the coun- 47 cil shall be such that one (1) membertwo (2) members shall be appointed each 48 year thereafter. 49 The number ofcouncil meetings per year shall not exceed the number of50 meetingsis authorized to meet three (3) times per year with additional meet- 51 ings as authorized by the board. 52 Members of the advisory council shall be reimbursed according to the pro- 53 visions of section 59-509(g), Idaho Code. 3 1 (3) The director of the Idaho transportation department together with the 2 directors of the affected state agencies shall establish an interagency work- 3 ing group to advise and assist the department in analyzing public transporta- 4 tion needs, identifying areas for coordination, and developing strategies for 5 eliminating procedural and regulatory barriers to coordination at the state 6 level. The group shall undertake detailed work assignments related to trans- 7 portation services which promote cooperation and collaboration among systems. 8 The working group shall be composed of a representative from the office of 9 the governor and one (1) staff representative from each of the following agen- 10 cies which expend public funds for transportation services or associations 11 representing public transportation interests: 12 (a) Idaho officecommission on aging; 13 (b) Idaho head start association; 14 (c) Two (2) representatives from the Idaho department of health and wel- 15 fare, one (1) of whom shall represent the division of medicaid; 16 (d) Idaho department of education; 17 (e) Idaho transportation department; 18 (f) Community transportation association; 19 (g) Idaho council on developmental disabilities; and20 (h) Any other participating agencyDivision of vocational rehabilitation; 21 and 22 (i) Idaho department of labor, workforce development council. 23 Ex officio members may be appointed to the group as deemed necessary. Members 24 of the working group representing state agencies shall be reimbursed by their 25 respective agencies according to the provisions of section 59-509(b), Idaho 26 Code. 27 (4) The transportation board shall appoint one (1) regional advisory com-28 mittee within each of the six (6) transportation department director districts29 as provided in section 40-303, Idaho Code. Each committee shall be composed of30 not more than four (4) members who shall advise and assist the council members31 in planning, resource identification, coordination and evaluation of regional32 and local transportation services. The term of each regional advisory commit-33 tee member shall not exceed three (3) years and members may be reappointed.34 The number of committee meetings per year for each of the committees shall not35 exceed the number authorized by the board. Members shall be reimbursed by the36 department for travel and expenses according to the limits specified in sec-37 tion 67-2008, Idaho CodeThe interagency working group established in subsec- 38 tion (3) of this section shall: 39 (a) Meet at least once in each calendar quarter; and 40 (b) Discuss all agenda items submitted to it by any member of the group; 41 and 42 (c) Provide notice of each meeting at least two (2) weeks in advance of 43 the meeting; and 44 (d) Annually elect a chairman from among its members; such person shall 45 not serve consecutive terms as chairman. 46 (5) The department shall provide the administrative support required by 47 the council and the interagency working group.
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000 Moved by Keough Seconded by Sandy IN THE SENATE SENATE AMENDMENT TO S.B. NO. 1501 1 AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 2 2 On page 2 of the printed bill, in line 9, delete "and all private"; in 3 line 11, delete "quarterly" and insert: "semiannually"; in line 34, following 4 "organizations" delete the remainder of the line and insert: ", citizen groups 5 and private providers that"; in line 35, following "transportation" insert: ", 6 and people with disabilities and the elderly who utilize public 7 transportation"; in line 36, delete "a list of three (3)"; and also in line 8 36, following "by" delete the remainder of the line; and in line 37, delete 9 "tion providers" and insert: "said organizations, groups, providers, users". Moved by Smith Seconded by Wood IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE AMENDMENT TO S.B. NO. 1501, As Amended 10 AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 2 11 On page 2 of the engrossed bill, in line 12, following "expended," 12 insert: "audits conducted,"; in line 15, following "system" insert: "; infor- 13 mation from said system shall be submitted annually to the joint finance- 14 appropriations committee of the Idaho legislature; and as public information, 15 it shall also be available upon request"; and in line 31, following "systems" 16 insert: ". Before setting programs and priorities, the council shall seek per- 17 tinent information, facts and data from local governments, agencies and 18 providers regarding rural public transportation issues.".
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS10179 The purpose of this legislation that reorganizes and restructures the advisors to the Idaho Transportation Department Division of Public Transportation as required by Section 40-514, idaho code by eliminating the six Regional Public Transportation Advisory Committees and to more clearly define the membership and role of the Public Transportation Advisory Council and the Interagency Working Group. Idaho Code currently requires an Advisory Council with six (6) members, Six Regional Public Transportation Advisory Committees with a total of 24 members and an Interagency Working Group with at least seven members to advise and consult with the department. The advisory group requirements in Idaho Code were established as a result of an Interim Committee Report in 1992. The awareness of public transportation has changed dramatically in the intervening eight years. The division now has access to local information through Regional Public Transportation Authorities, Local Transportation Committees and other groups interested in transportation issues that did not exist when the report was written. Staff currently spends time organizing regional committee meetings and working with committees. This time could be spent working with local organizations to better coordinate transportation in local areas and to facilitate inter-regional transportation. Section 40-514 (2), Idaho Code requires the Advisory Group to advise the department but did not include language defining the nature of the advice. Language has been added from the 1992 Legislative Interim Committee Report to clarify the role of the Advisory Council. Section 40-514 (3) has been amended to define the frequency of meetings, to define the chairmanship of the group and to add a representative from the office of the governor. Language has been added to allow non-state agencies to participate in the group. FISCAL IMPACT This legislation would bring about an estimated annual cost savings to the department of $3,000 in federal funds which would be redirected toward other coordination and planning activities. This estimate includes travel and expenses for the committee members, and costs of preparing agendas and minutes. In addition, $500 of ITD secretarial time and $15,000 of planner and grant officer time would be redirected to other coordination activities. CONTACT: Senator Shawn Keough Phone: 332-1340 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/ FISCAL NOTE S 1501