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HB304 (BR996) - R. Rand

     +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 $2,225,545,500 in fiscal year 2016-2017 and $2,258,619,300 in fiscal year 2017-2018 for operating costs; appropriate from the Road Fund, Investment Income for various capital projects; require the Secretary of the Transportation Cabinet to produce a document detailing the 2016-2018 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 Aviation Development debt service; 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 2014-2016 Biennial Highway Construction Plan to continue into the 2016-2018 biennium; provide funds for the Kentucky Transportation Center; 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 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; authorize various capital projects; specify funds transfers.


HB304 - AMENDMENTS

     HCS1 - Retain original provisions except: increase General Fund appropriations in fiscal years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 for General Administration and Support; delete provision relating to reallocation of appropriations among budget units; require that the Cabinet to continue the SAFE Patrol Program at the current service level; provide funds for riverport improvements; allow excess Road Fund debt service to lapse to the Road Fund surplus account; decrease Road Fund appropriations in fiscal year 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 for Aviation; provide funds for the Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport; allow any moneys not required to meet lease-rental payments or administrative costs of the Kentucky Turnpike Authority to be transferred to the State Construction Account; increase Road Fund appropriations in fiscal years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 for Highways; provide funds for Shortline Railroads; stipulate that if projects in previously enacted highway construction plans conflict with the 2016-2018 Biennial Highway Construction Plan, the projects in the Plan will control; require the Transportation Cabinet to provide quarterly reports to the Interim Join Committee on Appropriations and Revenue; provide funds for federal construction projects; provide funds for the State-Supported Construction Program; provide funds for Highways Maintenance; require the Secretary of the Transportation Cabinet to report on any project included in the enacted Biennial Highway Construction Plan which has been delayed beyond the fiscal year for which the project was authorized; direct the Transportation Cabinet to conduct a study on all merit employee classifications within the Transportation Cabinet; direct the Secretary of the Transportation Cabinet to work with the Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Transportation to study and develop a highway plan to extend the Mountain Parkway; stipulate that economic development projects be given priority; increase General Fund appropriations in fiscal years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 for Public Transportation; provide funds for nonpublic school transportation; provide for the continuation of Flex Funds and the 80/20 Bridge Replacement Programs.

     Jan 27, 2016 - introduced in House
     Jan 28, 2016 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
     Feb 26, 2016 - posted in committee
     Mar 08, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 09, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 10, 2016 - recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
     Mar 22, 2016 - reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1); taken from Rules; placed in the Orders of the Day; 3rd reading, passed 60-38 with Committee Substitute (1)
     Mar 23, 2016 - received in Senate; taken from Committee on Committees (S); 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S)
     Mar 24, 2016 - taken from Committee on Committees (S); 2nd reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S); to Transportation (S)
     Apr 01, 2016 - reported favorably, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, April 1, 2016; 3rd reading, passed 35-0; received in House
     Apr 15, 2016 - enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 27, 2016 - line items vetoed (Acts, ch.148)