2003 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Committee Approved)

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Use of Bridge Funding (language only)

Item 472 #1h

Item 472 #1h

Transportation, Secretary of

Page 445, after line 37, insert:
"G. Funds apportioned under federal law for the Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation program shall be allocated as required by federal law and to bridge projects across the Commonwealth.  All funds apportioned to the Commonwealth through the federal Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program shall be programmed for bridge projects, and the Commonwealth's full apportionment of such funds shall be allocated for such purposes each year.  No federal bridge funds may be transferred to any other funding program, regardless of the provisions of federal law.  The Secretary of Transportation shall report the chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees no later than July 1, 2003, on the Department of Transportation's efforts to expedite the expenditure of available bridge funds."

(This amendment states that no federal bridge funds available to the Commonwealth may be used for other purposes and directs the Secretary of Transportation to report on his efforts to expedite VDOT's utilization of bridge funds.)