INDIANAPOLIS -- Senate lawmakers today voted 48-0 to approve legislation authored by Sen. Connie Lawson (R-Danville) to allow Putnam County to have additional funds for maintenance and repair of roads.
Rep. Jim Baird (R-Greencastle) will sponsor Senate Bill 172 in the House of Representatives. The legislation will allow county officials to use 10 percent of its hazardous waste disposal tax revenues to help cover cost of maintaining and repairing county roads in Putnam County.
"I am appreciative of the Senate's passage of this legislation, which will provide Putnam County with needed road funding," Lawson said. "I will work with Rep. Baird to hopefully get this through the House and signed into law."
Currently the hazardous waste disposal tax funds are used to monitor and test for contamination of land near the disposal facility. They also provide training and equipment to local public health and safety officers who handle hazardous substances and waste emergencies.
SB 172 now moves to the House of Representatives for further action.