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Fiscal Note & Local Impact Statement

127 th General Assembly of Ohio

Ohio Legislative Service Commission

77 South High Street, 9th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215-6136 Phone: (614) 466-3615

Internet Web Site: http://www.lsc.state.oh.us/

BILL:

H.B. 394

DATE:

April 1, 2008

STATUS:

As Introduced

SPONSOR:

Reps. Bubp and Widener

LOCAL IMPACT STATEMENT REQUIRED:

No

Permissive

 


CONTENTS:

Names two memorial highways

 

State Fiscal Highlights

 

STATE FUND

FY 2009

FY 2010

FUTURE YEARS

Highway Operating Fund (Fund 7002)

Revenues

- 0 -

- 0 -

- 0 -

Expenditures

Minimal increase for markers

Potential minimal increase to maintain markers

Potential minimal increase to maintain markers

Note: The state fiscal year is July 1 through June 30. For example, FY 2009 is July 1, 2008 June 30, 2009.

 

        The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) may experience minimal costs to install suitable markers along the designated portions of US-50 and SR-334. There may be future maintenance costs for routine upkeep or for repairs if the markers are damaged.

Local Fiscal Highlights

 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

FY 2008

FY 2009

FUTURE YEARS

Municipalities in Clermont and Clark counties

Revenues

- 0 -

- 0 -

- 0 -

Expenditures

Potential minimal increase for markers

Potential minimal increase to maintain markers

Potential minimal increase to maintain markers

Note: For most local governments, the fiscal year is the calendar year. The school district fiscal year is July 1 through June 30.

 

        If ODOT chooses not to erect markers, municipalities may incur minimal costs if they choose to install markers on the designated portions of US-50 and SR-334 within municipal boundaries. There could also be some future upkeep and repair costs if these markers are installed.


 


 

 

Detailed Fiscal Analysis

 

The bill designates a portion of United States Route 50 within Clermont County as the "LCPL Nicholas B. Erdy Memorial Highway" and names State Route 334 within Clark County as the "Lance Cpl. Kevin S. Smith Memorial Highway."

 

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) may experience minimal costs to install suitable plaques or signs along the designated portions of US-50 and SR-334. Current costs to manufacture, install, and maintain a single set of memorial plaques or markers at one location are estimated to be a few hundred dollars, more or less, depending on the size of the marker(s), equipment and materials needed to install them, and the frequency of maintenance.

 

When a highway or bridge is designated as a memorial, the Department's policy is to first install a memorial plaque in a rest area, scenic overlook, recreational area, or other appropriate location.[1] If this is not practical, a marker is installed along the highway or near the bridge instead. Two plaques or two markers are usually installed, one in each direction at each location.

 

More often than not, ODOT erects markers for memorial highways named through legislation. However, if ODOT chooses not to install the plaques or markers, municipalities may install such markers on the designated portions of US-50 and SR-334 within municipal boundaries and would incur the expense for doing so.

 

 

 

LSC fiscal staff: Jason Phillips, Budget Analyst

 

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[1] Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways, 2003.