HB 266 (BR 963) - R. Rand, R. Adkins, L. Clark, R. Damron, G. Stumbo, T. Thompson
AN ACT relating to appropriations providing financing and conditions for the operations, maintenance, support, and functioning of the Transportation Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
The Transportation Cabinet Budget: appropriate from the General Fund, Restricted Funds, Federal Funds, and Road Fund $2,370,948,900 in fiscal year 2012-2013 and $2,393,125,700 in fiscal year 2013-2014 for operating costs; appropriate from Restricted Funds, Federal Funds, Bond Funds, Road Fund, and Investment Income for various capital projects; require the Secretary of the Transportation Cabinet to produce a document detailing the 2012-2014 Biennial Highway Construction Program and the Highway Preconstruction Program; provide debt service to the General Administration and Support budget unit; allow reallocation of appropriations among budget units; allow the Transportation Cabinet to receive funds and services for the Adopt-A-Highway Litter Program; provide funds for Aviation's operational costs; provide debt service to the Aviation budget unit; provide funds for Economic Development Road lease-rental payments; provide that no portion of the revenues to the state Road Fund accrue to the Debt Payment Acceleration Fund account; provide debt service for Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle (GARVEE) Bonds; provide funds for the State-Supported Construction Program, Biennial Highway Construction Program, Highway Construction Contingency Account, and the Kentucky Pride Fund; authorize projects in the 2010-2012 Biennial Highway Construction Plan to continue into the 2012-2014 biennium; provide funds for the Kentucky Transportation Center and new highway equipment purchases; authorize the Transportation Cabinet to match federal highway moneys; prioritize projects should any additional federal highway moneys become available; authorize the Transportation Cabinet to continue the Cash Management Plan and to make programmatic adjustments; provide for carry forward of any unexpended Road Fund appropriations in the Highways budget unit for various programs; provide debt service for wetland restoration; authorize use of design/build procurement methods for demonstration projects and the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project; provide for the transfer of Road Fund resources for judgments; authorize the Transportation Cabinet to maximize the use of Toll Credits; provide funds for the County Road Aid Program, the Rural Secondary Program, the Municipal Road Aid Program, and the Energy Recovery Road Fund; provide debt service to the Vehicle Regulation budget unit; provide for Capital Construction Fund appropriations and reauthorizations; provide for the expiration of existing line-item capital construction projects; detail bond proceeds investment income; provide for payments for wetland restoration; authorize various capital projects; and specify funds transfers.
HB 266 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Retain original provisions except require the Transportation Cabinet to continue the SAFE Patrol Program; provide that excess funds be transferred to the State Construction Account; increase the Road Fund appropriation for Highways; increase funds provided for the State Supported Construction Program; decrease funds provided for the Biennial Highway Construction Program; provide Highway Construction Contingency Account funds for the Kentucky Pride Fund and the Shortline Railroad Assistance Fund; allow up to five demonstration projects in each fiscal year and establish a reporting requirement; provide funds for federal construction projects, the State Resurfacing Program, and highways maintenance; allow interlocal cooperative agreements to maintain traffic control devices; authorize the Kentucky Public Transportation Infrastructure Authority to act as the developing and issuing authority on the Louisville-Southern Ohio River Bridges Project and authorize funding for two years of the project; require a financial plan for the Brent Spence Bridge Project and prohibit authorization of funds until after Federal Highway Administration approval; increase the General Fund appropriation for Public Transportation; provide funds for nonpublic school transportation; transfer funds from the County Clerk information technology account.
SCS - Retain original provisions except: delete language giving the Secretary of the Transportation Cabinet authority to request reallocation of funds among budget units; appropriate General Fund moneys for riverport improvement; increase the Restricted Funds and decrease the Road Fund appropriation under the Aviation budget unit and decrease funding for new debt service; decrease funds for economic development road lease-rental payments; decrease the General Fund and increase the Road Fund appropriations under the Highways budget unit; increase funds for the State Supported Construction Program and the Biennial Highway Construction Program; delete funding for the Shortline Assistance Railroad Fund; provide funds for railroad crossing reconstruction and safety equipment; delete wetland restoration and aviation bond issue; delete language authorizing demonstration projects; delete language authorizing local governments to enter cooperative agreements with the Transportation Cabinet to maintain traffic control devices; decrease the Road Fund appropriation under the Vehicle Regulation budget unit, and decrease funds for debt service; add language making excess costs imposed on county clerks in connection with Road Fund tax administration necessary government expenses; delete funds transfer from the Department of Highways; decrease funds transfer from the Department of Aviation.
Jan 17-introduced in House
Jan 18-to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
Feb 24-posted in committee
Feb 27-taken from Appropriations & Revenue (H); 1st reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
Feb 28-taken from Appropriations & Revenue (H); 2nd reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
Mar 15-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 16, 2012
Mar 16-3rd reading, passed 88-4-1 with Committee Substitute
Mar 19-received in Senate; taken from Committee on Committees (S); 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S)
Mar 20-taken from Committee on Committees (S); 2nd reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S); to Transportation (S)
Apr 12-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute