Read House Bill 170 – The Transportation Funding Act

Late this afternoon, the House Clerk’s office released copies of the Transportation Funding Bill. While it won’t be up on the legislative website until sometime later, we have a copy of the bill, and have scanned it for your reading pleasure.

It’s only eight pages. And, it may very well change before it is passed by the full House. But, it’s a start.

Download (PDF, 724KB)

8 comments

  1. gt7348b says:

    Thanks for posting! One question – who distributes the funds from the annual registration fee for alternative vehicles?

    • Jon Richards says:

      The bill specified that the fee will go into the general fund. It also says it’s the intent of the legislature that those fees are to be used for transit. Without a constitutional amendment dedicating the AFV assessment to transit, it’s up to the legislature to make an annual appropriation.

  2. So it’s not going to transit. Got it.

    I’m just struggling with the funding mix numbers swiringling around and reconciling them to the local figures. I thought we needed $1B minimum for mtce, and $1B for projects?

    And this does ~$800 by moving to the excise tax.

    • analogkid says:

      Yeah, I don’t get that either. I think this is supposed to be a “first step” to funding everything, but we all know that this is going to be the only step. And Debbie Dooley is already running around calling this a “tax increase,” so they might as well have started at the excise tax amount that we actually needed and really given her something to howl about.

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