2014 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Floor Approved)

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VDOT Project Advocacy (language only)

Item 427 #5h

Item 427 #5h

Transportation, Secretary of

Page 372, after line 43, insert:
"K. The Secretary of Transportation shall assure that no funds appropriated to any transportation agency are expended directly or indirectly, including by a private contractor, for propaganda purposes in support of any proposed transportation project for which construction funding has not been allocated in the Six Year Improvement Program. This prohibition shall not extend to advertising legally required for public notifications."

(This amendment prohibits any agency within the transportation secretariat from utilizing advertising to promote a project not already approved or beyond the requirements for public notification.)