View Amendment Current Amendment: 17 to Bill 3516 Rep. TOOLE proposes the following Amendment No. 17 to H. 3516 (COUNCIL\DG\3516C049.BBM.DG17):

Reference is to Printer's Date 2/14/17-H.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking SECTION 3 and inserting:

/      SECTION      3.      A.      Section 12-28-310 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding an appropriately lettered subsection to read:

     "( )      On July 1, 2017, the department shall permanently increase the amount of the user fees imposed pursuant to subsection (A) by two cents. All of the funds raised by the increase in the motor fuel user fee imposed by this subsection must be credited to the Infrastructure Maintenance Trust Fund."

B.      The General Assembly finds that:
     (1)      The transportation infrastructure system in this State is improving and stifling its momentum would cause harm.
     (2)      An additional two cents a gallon on the motor fuel user fee would benefit the transportation infrastructure system, but is insufficient to bring the system to the necessary level; however, an increase in the motor fuel user is not the only manner in which additional funds can be utilized to improve the system.
     (3)      Redirecting funds from the current motor fuel user fee away from non-road allocations to addressing road needs would be equivalent to a six cent increase in the motor fuel user fee.
     (4)      Repealing some of the eighty-two sales tax exemptions could bring additional revenues to address road needs.
     (5)      Increasing the motor fuel user fee by two cents will keep the momentum of improving the transportation infrastructure system while allowing the General Assembly to discover new cost savings and revenue raising measures to address the transportation infrastructure system in the future.            /

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