2006 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Federal Transportation Earmarks

Item 443 #28s

Item 443 #28s

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Transportation, Department of FY2007 $43,250,000 FY2008 $29,450,000 GF

Page 377, line 24, strike "$1,972,525,260" and insert "$2,015,775,260".
Page 377, line 24, strike "$1,688,525,260" and insert "$1,717,975,260".
Page 377, strike lines 37 through 58.
Page 378, strike lines 1 through 32 and insert:
“A.1. Included within the amount for Dedicated and Statewide Construction is $39,050,000 the first year and $33,950,000 the second year from the general fund to provide the required match not otherwise available from other Commonwealth revenues for Congressionally-designated projects included in P.L. 109-59 of the 109th Congress.  Such funds shall be deposited into the Transportation Trust Fund and used to advance those projects in accordance with federal laws, guidance, and/or regulations.  Upon federal notification and/or approval, the Director, Department of Planning and Budget shall transfer the appropriation to the managing state agency.  It is the intent of the General Assembly to match all of such federal earmarked projects while the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users remains in effect."

(This amendment provides $72.7 million GF to match federal earmarked transportation projects included in the SAFETEA-LU law passed the Congress in 2005. Budget language expresses legislative intent to match all of these projects while SAFETEA-LU remains in effect.)