2022 Session

Budget Amendments - HB29 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Krizek
Provide Hazard Pay Bonus to Public Transit

Item 479.20 #1h

Item 479.20 #1h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations FY2021 $0 FY2022 $20,000,000 NGF

Page 256, line 48, strike "$9,094,043,771" and insert "$9,114,043,771".

Page 274, after line 36, insert:

"K. In addition to the amounts appropriated in the paragraphs above, $20,000,000  the second year from the revenues received from the federal State and Local Recovery Fund shall be appropriated to provide pay signing and retention bonuses for employees of public transit agencies throughout the Commonwealth. The Department of Rail and Public Transportation shall develop a methodology for the distribution of the funding to the agencies across the Commonwealth and submit the methodology to the Governor and the Chairs of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees by June 1, 2022."    


(This amendment provides $20.0 million in federal ARPA funds to provide bonuses to public transit workers similar to those that have been provided to health care works and public safety personnel during the pandemic.)