2006 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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START Recommendations

Item 427 #5s

Item 427 #5s

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Transportation, Secretary of FY2007 $50,000 FY2008 $50,000 GF

Page 364, line 3, strike "$685,500" and insert "$735,500".
Page 364, line 3, strike "$685,500" and insert "$735,500".
Page 367, after line 22, insert:
“G.1.  The Secretary of Transportation, with the assistance of the Secretaries of Natural Resources, and Commerce and Trade, shall review the actions recommended in January 2006 by the Statewide Transportation Analysis and Recommendation Task Force (START), and report to the 2007 Session of the General Assembly on incentives and disincentives the Commonwealth can provide to maximize the capacity of existing transportation infrastructure, improve mobility, increase accessibility, protect the environment, increase public safety on the state’s road network, increase more affordable housing to provide opportunities for people to live closer to where they work, and promote economic development.  The Secretary shall include in his report the incentives and disincentives that can be implemented through executive action and those incentives and disincentives that require new legislative authority.
2.  To develop the report, the Secretary shall seek input from representatives of local government, local and regional planning organizations, developers, homebuilders, environmental organizations, road builders, rail, and public transit.  
3.  In preparing the report, the Secretary shall cooperate with the Senate Finance, Senate Transportation, House Appropriations, House Finance, and House Transportation Committees.  The Committees shall make periodic inquiries on the progress and content of the report."

(This amendment provides $100,000 of one-time GF support for the Secretary of Transportation to develop recommendations on the use of state incentives and disincentives to improve transportation in Virginia. The Secretary is to work in a collaborative manner with other state agencies and with affected stakeholders, including local governments, environmental groups, developers, and advocates of rail and transit. The first recommendations are to be submitted to the 2007 Session. The amendment is based on a START Task Force recommendation.)