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First Substitute S.B. 168
7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies the Transportation Code by amending provisions relating to highway
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . provides that $500,000 of the 30% appropriated from the Transportation Fund to the
14 class B and class C roads account shall be transferred to the Department of
15 Transportation to be used as nonlapsing dedicated credits for the State Park Access
16 Highways Improvement Program;
17 . amends apportionment provisions for the distribution of class B and class C roads
18 account funds; and
19 . makes technical changes.
20 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
22 Other Special Clauses:
23 This bill takes effect on July 1, 2008.
24 Utah Code Sections Affected:
26 72-2-107, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 126
27 72-2-108, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 126
29 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
30 Section 1. Section 72-2-107 is amended to read:
31 72-2-107. Appropriation from Transportation Fund -- Deposit in class B and
32 class C roads account.
33 (1) There is appropriated to the department from the Transportation Fund annually an
34 amount equal to 30% of an amount which the director of finance shall compute in the
35 following manner: The total revenue deposited into the Transportation Fund during the fiscal
36 year from state highway-user taxes and fees, minus:
37 (a) those amounts appropriated or transferred from the Transportation Fund during the
38 same fiscal year to:
39 (i) the Department of Public Safety;
40 (ii) the State Tax Commission;
41 (iii) the Division of Finance;
42 (iv) the Utah Travel Council; and
43 (v) any other amounts appropriated or transferred for any other state agencies not a part
44 of the department; and
45 (b) the amount of sales and use tax revenue deposited in the Transportation Fund in
46 accordance with Subsection 59-12-103 (6).
47 (2) [
48 in an account to be known as the class B and class C roads account to be used as provided in
49 this title.
50 (b) The director of finance shall annually transfer $500,000 of the amount calculated
51 under Subsection (1) to the department as nonlapsing dedicated credits for the State Park
52 Access Highways Improvement Program created in Section 72-3-207 .
53 (3) Each quarter of every year the director of finance shall make the necessary
54 accounting entries to transfer the money appropriated under this section to the class B and class
55 C roads account.
56 (4) The funds in the class B and class C roads account shall be expended under the
57 direction of the department as the Legislature shall provide.
58 Section 2. Section 72-2-108 is amended to read:
59 72-2-108. Apportionment of funds available for use on class B and class C roads
60 -- Bonds.
61 (1) For purposes of this section:
62 (a) "Graveled road" means a road:
63 (i) that is:
64 (A) graded; and
65 (B) drained by transverse drainage systems to prevent serious impairment of the road
66 by surface water;
67 (ii) that has an improved surface; and
68 (iii) that has a wearing surface made of:
69 (A) gravel;
70 (B) broken stone;
71 (C) slag;
72 (D) iron ore;
73 (E) shale; or
74 (F) other material that is:
75 (I) similar to a material described in Subsection (1)(a)(iii)(A) through (E); and
76 (II) coarser than sand.
77 (b) "Paved road" includes a graveled road with a chip seal surface.
78 (c) "Road mile" means a one-mile length of road, regardless of:
79 (i) the width of the road; or
80 (ii) the number of lanes into which the road is divided.
81 (d) "Weighted mileage" means the sum of the following:
82 (i) paved road miles multiplied by five;
83 (ii) graveled road miles multiplied by two; and
84 (iii) all other road type road miles multiplied by one.
85 (2) Subject to the provisions of Subsections (3) through (5), funds in the class B and
86 class C roads account shall be apportioned among counties and municipalities in the following
88 (a) 50% in the ratio that the class B roads weighted mileage within each county and
89 class C roads weighted mileage within each municipality bear to the total class B and class C
90 roads weighted mileage within the state; and
91 (b) 50% in the ratio that the population of a county or municipality bears to the total
92 population of the state as of the last official federal census or the United States Bureau of
93 Census estimate, whichever is most recent, except that if population estimates are not available
94 from the United States Bureau of Census, population figures shall be derived from the estimate
95 from the Utah Population Estimates Committee.
96 (3) For purposes of Subsection (2)(b), "the population of a county" means:
97 (a) the population of a county outside the corporate limits of municipalities in that
98 county, if the population of the county outside the corporate limits of municipalities in that
99 county is not less than 14% of the total population of that county, including municipalities; and
100 (b) if the population of a county outside the corporate limits of municipalities in the
101 county is less than 14% of the total population:
102 (i) the aggregate percentage of the population apportioned to municipalities in that
103 county shall be reduced by an amount equal to the difference between:
104 (A) 14%; and
105 (B) the actual percentage of population outside the corporate limits of municipalities in
106 that county; and
107 (ii) the population apportioned to the county shall be 14% of the total population of
108 that county, including incorporated municipalities.
109 (4) (a) If an apportionment under Subsection (2) to a county or municipality with a
110 population of less than [
111 county or municipality from the class B and class C roads account for fiscal year 1996-97, the
112 department shall:
113 (i) reapportion the funds under Subsection (2) to ensure that the county or municipality
114 receives an amount equal to 120% of the amount apportioned to the county or municipality
115 from the class B and class C roads account for fiscal year 1996-97; and
116 (ii) decrease proportionately as provided in Subsection (4)(b) the apportionments to
117 counties and municipalities for which the reapportionment under Subsection (4)(a)(i) does not
119 (b) The aggregate amount of the funds that the department shall decrease
120 proportionately from the apportionments under Subsection (4)(a)(ii) is an amount equal to the
121 aggregate amount reapportioned to counties and municipalities under Subsection (4)(a)(i).
122 (5) (a) [
123 county or municipality that qualifies for reapportioned monies under Subsection (4)(a)(i) shall
124 receive the percentage change in the class B and class C roads account compounded annually
125 beginning in fiscal year 2006-07.
128 (b) The adjustment under Subsection (5)(a) shall be made in the same way as provided
129 in Subsection (4)(a)(ii) and (b).
130 (6) The governing body of any municipality or county may issue bonds redeemable up
131 to a period of ten years under Title 11, Chapter 14, Local Government Bonding Act, to pay the
132 costs of constructing, repairing, and maintaining class B or class C roads and may pledge class
133 B or class C road funds received pursuant to this section to pay principal, interest, premiums,
134 and reserves for the bonds.
135 Section 3. Effective date.
136 This bill takes effect on July 1, 2008.
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