2020 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Bulova
Adjust Financial Assistance to Localities for Street Maintenance for Inflation

Item 451 #3h

Item 451 #3h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Department of Transportation FY2021 $8,524,605 FY2022 $8,524,605 NGF

Page 437, line 17, strike "$1,029,300,669" and insert "$1,037,825,274".
Page 437, line 17, strike "$1,036,179,898" and insert "$1,044,704,503".

Page 438, after line 4 insert:

"E. The Department of Transportation shall adjust for inflation the payments made as part of Financial Assistance to Localities distributions and report such inflation adjustment to the Commonwealth Transportation Board."


(This amendment restores funding for street maintenance to cities and towns that were held constant in fiscal year 2020. This amendment applies the state-forecasted 2.2 percent consumer price index to the fiscal year 2020 level-funded street maintenance payment. Local street maintenance costs will increase by at least the rate of inflation in fiscal year 2020. Cities and towns are already spending 30 percent more than funding amounts received from the state to maintain their street systems.)