Maine LD 505: An Act To Increase the Funding Level of the Local Road Assistance Program

LD 505 (subjects: ROADS , MAINTENANCE )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=505&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. James Gillway of Searsport: (R – District 98) — e-mail | Facebook

8 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/24/2015 House Committee on Transportation suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on TRANSPORTATION.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/24/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Collins of York, REFERRED to the Committee on Transportation, in concurrence.
4/28/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative McLEAN of Gorham, the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report was ACCEPTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/29/2015 Senate Reports READ.
On motion by Senator COLLINS of York the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report ACCEPTED, in concurrence.
Placed in the Legislative Files (DEAD).

Bill Text

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An Act To Increase the Funding Level of the Local Road Assistance Program

Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and

Whereas, the 90-day period may not terminate until after the beginning of the next fiscal year; and

Whereas, certain obligations and expenses incident to the operation of state departments and institutions will become due and payable immediately; and

Whereas, recent reductions in state payments amid continuous and in many cases drastic increases in local road infrastructure improvement needs have created both a financial emergency and dangerous public safety conditions for local governments and citizens; and

Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore,

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 23 MRSA 1803-B, sub- 1, D, as amended by PL 2013, c. 354, Pt. I, 2 and affected by 4, is further amended to read:

D. Beginning July 1, 2014 2015, the annual funding dedicated for the Local Road Assistance Program must be 9% 10% of the Highway Fund allocation to the Department of Transportation. On July 1, 2014 2015 and every July 1st thereafter, the Commissioner of Transportation shall administratively adjust the base funding and the reimbursement rates per lane mile proportionately according to revenue available.

Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.

SUMMARY

This bill increases the annual funding dedicated for the Local Road Assistance Program from 9% to 10% of the Highway Fund allocation to the Department of Transportation.

Patterns of Support

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