2016 Idaho Statutes
Title 40 - HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES
Chapter 7 - APPROPRIATIONS
Section 40-709 - APPORTIONMENT OF FUNDS FROM HIGHWAY DISTRIBUTION ACCOUNT TO LOCAL UNITS OF GOVERNMENT.

ID Code § 40-709 (2016) What's This?

40-709. Apportionment of funds from highway distribution account to local units of government. Commencing July 1, 1999, and each fiscal year thereafter, from the moneys appropriated from the highway distribution account to local units of government, three hundred twenty-six thousandths of one percent (0.326%) is appropriated to the local highway technical assistance council, and the balance of the appropriation shall be distributed as follows:
(1) Thirty percent (30%) shall be apportioned among incorporated and specially chartered cities, in the same proportion as the population of the incorporated or specially chartered city bears to the total population of all the incorporated or specially chartered cities as shown by the last regular or special federal census.
(2) The remainder shall be apportioned:
(a) Ten percent (10%) shall be divided equally among all counties of the state.
(b) Forty-five percent (45%) shall be divided among the counties of the state in the proportion that the amount collected from motor vehicle registrations in each county during the last calendar year bears to the total amount of those collections in all counties in the state.
(c) Forty-five percent (45%) shall be divided among the counties of the state in the proportion that the number of miles of improved highways in the county highway system of each county bears to the total number of miles of improved highways in the county highway systems of all counties in the state. The director is directed to certify to the state controller, on or before January 1 of each year, the number of miles of improved highways in each county.
(3) Moneys paid to counties with highway districts shall be further distributed by the state as follows:
(a) Ten percent (10%) shall be divided equally among the county, if the county maintains any highways, and the highway districts;
(b) Forty-five percent (45%) shall be divided among the county, if the county maintains any highways, and the highway districts of the county in the proportion that the amount collected from motor vehicle registrations in each area designated during the last calendar year bears to the total amount of those collections in the entire county;
(c) Forty-five percent (45%) shall be divided among the county, if the county maintains any highways, and the highway districts in the proportion that the number of miles of improved highways in the county and the highway districts bear to the total number of miles of improved highways in the entire county highway system.
(4) The state controller shall ascertain the sums set for the apportionment and remit to the local governments their share of the amount computed. The apportionment hereby made shall be remitted to the local governments not later than January 25, April 25, July 25, and October 25 of each year.
(5) Moneys paid to incorporated or specially chartered cities shall be expended by the governing bodies of those cities solely in the construction and maintenance of highways within their corporate limits and to meet the interest and sinking fund requirements for the current year on any unpaid bonds issued by those cities for highway and bridge purposes, or refunding bonds issued to take up those bonds.
(6) Each highway district receiving an apportionment from the highway distribution account shall apportion those funds as follows: To the interest and sinking fund of the district, an amount as may be necessary to meet the interest and sinking fund requirements for that year on any unpaid bonds issued by that district, and any balance of those funds shall be used for highway and bridge maintenance and construction. Each district may expend all or any portion of the balance of those funds in the construction and maintenance of state highways within the district.
(7) No part of highway funds or any apportionment from it shall ever be used for any purposes other than those provided in this section and in section 40-709A, Idaho Code, except as specifically otherwise provided. At the end of any fiscal year an unexpended balance of highway funds shall be carried forward and retained and subsequently applied to the maintenance and construction of highways or the payment of bond interest and principal and sinking fund requirements.

History:
[40-709, added 1985, ch. 253, sec. 2, p. 624; am. 1993, ch. 126, sec. 1, p. 319; am. 1993, ch. 177, sec. 1, p. 456; am. 1994, ch. 180, sec. 80, p. 479; am. 1994, ch. 280, sec. 3, p. 869; am. 1999, ch. 284, sec. 1, p. 707; am. 2014, ch. 214, sec. 1, p. 562.]

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