2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Committee Approved)

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State Welcome Centers & Rest Areas (language only)

Item 493.10 #3s

Item 493.10 #3s

Transportation, Department of

Page 447, line 19, strike "Replacement of Diverted Transportation Funds" and insert "One-time General Fund Support for Transportation".
Page 448, strike lines 19 through 54.
Page 449, strike lines 1 through 19 and insert:
"8. The Director, Department of Planning and Budget, shall transfer general fund appropriations in the second year from this Item to Item 488 of this Act.  Up to $23,607,050 shall be used to support any public-private partnership developed through the efforts made by the Secretary of Transportation to obtain a waiver from federal law and regulation concerning privatization of the state's welcome centers and rest areas.  If no such waiver is obtained, the Department of Transportation shall use the general fund appropriations to repair, improve, construct, or replace these facilities.  The Department shall prioritize its spending on those facilities in the I-95 and I-64 corridors.  Any unexpended general fund balances remaining for this purpose on June 30, 2005 and June 30, 2006, shall be reappropriated and realloted for expenditure."

(This amendment designates $23.6 million GF for the repair or replacement of the state's welcome centers and rest areas. The money can be used for public-private partnership projects or by the Department itself for this purpose.)