Bill Text: IA SF158 | 2021-2022 | 89th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: A bill for an act restricting the state transportation commission from allocating certain primary road fund moneys to counties and cities unless the applicable projects comply with federal buy America requirements.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 14-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-27 - Subcommittee: Zumbach, Bisignano, and Rozenboom. S.J. 173. [SF158 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2021-SF158-Introduced.html
Senate File 158 - Introduced SENATE FILE 158 BY BOULTON , GIDDENS , BOLKCOM , BISIGNANO , TRONE GARRIOTT , MATHIS , JOCHUM , HOGG , PETERSEN , J. SMITH , KINNEY , RAGAN , WAHLS , and DOTZLER A BILL FOR An Act restricting the state transportation commission from 1 allocating certain primary road fund moneys to counties and 2 cities unless the applicable projects comply with federal 3 buy America requirements. 4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 5 TLSB 1508XS (4) 89 th/ns
S.F. 158 Section 1. Section 313.4, subsection 1, paragraph c, Code 1 2021, is amended to read as follows: 2 c. The commission may, after consultation with stakeholders 3 including regional planning affiliations, metropolitan planning 4 organizations, the Iowa state association of counties, and the 5 Iowa league of cities, periodically allocate moneys from the 6 fund for the establishment, construction, and maintenance of 7 the secondary road system and the municipal street system in 8 exchange for retaining all or a portion of federal aid road 9 funds that would otherwise be allocated to counties and cities. 10 However, the commission shall not allocate moneys from the fund 11 in this manner to a county or city until the county or city 12 certifies to the commission that, for each project receiving 13 moneys from the fund, the county or city will comply with the 14 buy America requirements set forth in 23 C.F.R. §635.410. 15 EXPLANATION 16 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 17 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 18 Current law permits the state transportation commission 19 (STC) to allocate moneys from the primary road fund (PRF) 20 for the establishment, construction, and maintenance of the 21 secondary road system and the municipal street system in 22 exchange for retaining all or a portion of federal aid road 23 funds that would otherwise be allocated to counties and cities. 24 This bill restricts the STC from allocating PRF moneys 25 in this manner until the county or city certifies that, for 26 projects receiving PRF moneys, the county or city will comply 27 with federal buy America requirements (23 C.F.R. §635.410). 28 Under those requirements, a project must either include no 29 permanently incorporated steel or iron materials, or if steel 30 or iron materials are to be used, all manufacturing processes, 31 including application of a coating, for these materials must 32 occur in the United States unless certain exceptions apply. 33 -1- LSB 1508XS (4) 89 th/ns 1/ 1
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