WEST virginia legislature
2017 regular session
Senate Bill 421
By Senators Carmichael (Mr.
President) and Prezioso
(By Request of the Executive)
[Introduced February 23, 2017; Referred
to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; and then to the Committee on Finance]
A BILL to amend and reenact §17-17A-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to increasing the amount of authorized federal Grant Anticipation Notes the Division of Highways may apply for from $200 million to $500 million.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §17-17A-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 17A. CONSTRUCTION FINANCING FOR SURFACE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS.
§17-17A-1. Purpose and scope.
This article is intended to
facilitate the acquisition of right-of-way for, the construction of, the
reconstruction of and the improvement or repair of any interstate or other
highway, secondary road, bridge and toll road to be funded wholly or in part by
amounts to be made available pursuant to the federal Surface Transportation
Assistance Act of 1982, or from amounts to be made available pursuant to any
other federal legislation, or from amounts specifically appropriated or
dedicated therefor by the state, or from amounts which may be properly expended
from the State Road Fund under article three, chapter seventeen of this code.
This article authorizes notes, in an aggregate amount of outstanding notes not
$200 $500 million, to be issued to provide financing
for such projects in anticipation of reimbursement from such sources, but such
notes will be special obligations of the state only, and will not be general
obligations of the state or secured by any claim on the general credit or
taxing powers of the state.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to increase from $200 million to $500 million the amount the Division of Highways is allowed to use to apply for Federal Grant Anticipation Notes to be reimbursed from the funds made available to West Virginia from the federal government’s Highway Fund for West Virginia. Funds obtained from this federal grant will only be used for the completion of interstate or other highway facilities designated as part of the federal-aid highway system or for toll bridges.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.