2006 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Conference Report)

View Budget Item
View Budget Item amendments

State Maintenance of Effort (language only)

Item 427 #4c

Item 427 #4c

Secretary Of Transportation

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 General Assembly in calendar year 2006 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.)