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652Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20010501Primary Sponsor: WilsonAll Sponsors: Wilson, Land, Alexander, Anderson, Bauer, Branton, Courson, Drummond, Elliott, Fair, Ford, Giese, Glover, Gregory, Grooms, Hawkins, Hayes, Holland, Hutto, Jackson, Leatherman, Leventis, Martin, Matthews, McConnell, McGill, Mescher, Moore, O'Dell, Passailaigue, Patterson, Peeler, Pinckney, Rankin, Ravenel, Reese, Richardson, Ritchie, Ryberg, Saleeby, Setzler, Short, J. Verne Smith, Thomas, Verdin, WaldrepDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\nbd\11606htc01.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20010529Subject: Highway matching funds requirement for federal funds, Congress requests to waive; Transportation, Federal GovernmentHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 20010529 Received from House House 20010524 Adopted, returned to Senate with concurrence ------ 20010524 Scrivener's error corrected House 20010523 Committee report: Favorable 24 HIMR House 20010502 Introduced, referred to Committee 24 HIMR Senate 20010501 Introduced, adopted, sent to House Versions of This Bill Revised on May 23, 2001 - Word format Revised on May 24, 2001 - Word format
May 23, 2001
Introduced by Senators Wilson, Land, Alexander, Anderson, Bauer, Branton, Courson, Drummond, Elliott, Fair, Ford, Giese, Glover, Gregory, Grooms, Hawkins, Hayes, Holland, Hutto, Jackson, Leatherman, Leventis, Martin, Matthews, McConnell, McGill, Mescher, Moore, O'Dell, Passailaigue, Patterson, Peeler, Pinckney, Rankin, Ravenel, Reese, Richardson, Ritchie, Ryberg, Saleeby, Setzler, Short, J. Verne Smith, Thomas, Verdin and Waldrep
S. Printed 5/23/01--H.
Read the first time May 2, 2001.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (S. 652) memorializing the Congress of the United States to waive the matching funds requirement for federal highway funds available to South Carolina pursuant to the Revenue Aligned Budget Authority Act, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
RONALD N. FLEMING for Committee.
MEMORIALIZING THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO WAIVE THE MATCHING FUNDS REQUIREMENT FOR FEDERAL HIGHWAY FUNDS AVAILABLE TO SOUTH CAROLINA PURSUANT TO THE REVENUE ALIGNED BUDGET AUTHORITY ACT (RABA).
Whereas, after years of being a donor state to the Federal Highway Trust Fund, a situation in which only seventy-three cents of each dollar of federal gasoline taxes collected in this State was returned to South Carolina for highway programs, Congress in the TEA-21 and Revenue Aligned Budget Authority (RABA) Acts has taken significant steps to eliminate the funding inequity for donor states; and
Whereas, this improvement has lead to an eighty-four cents for each dollar return in fiscal year 2000 and an anticipated ninety-five cents for each dollar return in fiscal year 2001, a welcome and long overdue recognition of the past inequitable distribution; and
Whereas, to be able to benefit from this additional federal funding, state funds must be used to match the federal funds, which at current Department of Transportation funding levels requires diversion into the match requirement funds desperately needed for highway maintenance; and
Whereas, since the thrust of the RABA legislation was to alleviate the inequity in the distribution formula for federal highway funds, it is appropriate to waive the matching funds requirements that essentially require donor states to "buy" federal highway funds previously lost to them under the inequitable formula. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That by this resolution, the General Assembly of South Carolina memorializes the Congress of the United States to waive the matching funds requirement for federal highway funds available to South Carolina pursuant to the Revenue Aligned Budget Authority Act (RABA).
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the Federal Highway Administrator, and each member of this state's congressional delegation.
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