2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Carr
Co-Patron(s): Hayes, Hester, James, Loupassi, McQuinn, Mullin, Price, Stolle, Villanueva, Ward
Increase Funding for Urban Maintenance Payments

Item 456 #2h

Item 456 #2h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Department of Transportation FY2017 $0 FY2018 $54,694,882 NGF

Page 442, line 23, strike "$947,678,871" and insert "$1,002,373,753".

Page 443, after line 15 insert:

"E. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 33.2-219, Code of Virginia, beginning with fiscal year 2018, payments to cities and towns eligible for urban maintenance funds under this section shall be made to affected localities based on vehicle miles traveled on the urban street system.  No town or city shall receive less funding than it received in fiscal year 2016.  The Commonwealth Transportation Board shall approve program payment amounts at a level sufficient to accomplish this purpose.  The Board is further authorized to reallocate funds from such other programs as it deems necessary to accomplish this purpose."


(This amendment provides increased funding for the Urban Street Maintenance Payment program. Accompanying language directs that the payments be made based on vehicle miles traveled rather than based on moving lane miles to better reflect actual maintenance needs. The language includes a hold harmless provision and the increased funds ensure that each town and city receives at least the same level of funds they currently receive.)