2003 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Conference Report)

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Use of Bridge Funding (language only)

Item 472 #1c

Item 472 #1c

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.  A minimum of 50 percent of all funds apportioned to the Commonwealth through the federal Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program shall be programmed for bridge projects, and shall be allocated for such purposes each year.  Any transfer of federal bridge funds to any other funding program under federal law shall be reported promptly to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations, Senate Finance Committees and House and Senate Transportation Committees.  Such report shall include an explanation of why such funding could not be utilized for bridge projects and any potential penalty resulting from such transfer.  The Secretary of Transportation shall report to 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 and the status of the allocation of bridge funds in the fiscal year 2003-2009 VDOT Six Year Improvement Program."

(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.)