2006 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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State Maintenance of Effort (language only)

Item 427 #7s

Item 427 #7s

Transportation, Secretary of

Page 364, strike lines 42 through 53.
Page 365, strike lines 1 through 3 and insert:
"B.1.  New or increased revenues designated by the General Assembly as regional or local transportation dollars shall be used exclusively for transportation projects and services within that region or localities.  The Commonwealth shall not use the revenues for any other purpose.
2. Those localities receiving increased local revenues from actions taken by the 2006 Session of the General Assembly shall not have reductions of state funding provided for maintenance, construction or transit below the amounts provided in fiscal year 2006.”

(This amendment is based on a START Task Force recommendation. The language makes clear that the state cannot reduce its support to a region or locality if localities and regions increase local revenues for transportation. SB 708 amends the grantor tax in order to provide financial support at the local and regional level. The amount of this support is estimated at $210.0 million per year.)