Text: S.1534 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (07/29/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1534


To complete construction of the 13-State Appalachian development highway system, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 29, 2009

Mr. Reid (for Mr. Byrd (for himself, Mr. Rockefeller, Mr. Casey, Mr. Webb, Mr. Shelby, and Mr. Warner) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works


A BILL

To complete construction of the 13-State Appalachian development highway system, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Appalachian Development Highway System Completion Act of 2009”.

SEC. 2. Appalachian development highway system.

(a) Authorization of appropriations.—There are authorized to be appropriated out of the Highway Trust Fund (other than the Mass Transit Account) for the Appalachian development highway system program under section 14501 of title 40, United States Code, $1,080,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2015.

(b) Apportionment.—The Secretary shall apportion funds made available by subsection (a) for fiscal years 2010 through 2015 among the States based on the latest available cost-to-complete estimate for the Appalachian development highway system under section 14501 of title 40, United States Code, prepared by the Appalachian Regional Commission.

(c) Applicability of title 23.—Funds made available by subsection (a) shall be available for obligation in the same manner as if the funds were apportioned under chapter 1 of title 23, United States Code, except that—

(1) the Federal share of the cost of any project carried out using the funds shall be determined in accordance with section 14501 of title 40, United States Code; and

(2) the funds shall remain available until expended.

(d) Availability of funds.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law enacted before, on, or after the date of enactment of this Act, any obligation limitation enacted for any of fiscal years 2010 through 2015 shall not apply to obligations authorized for the Appalachian development highway system program under section 14501 of title 40, United States Code.

(e) Loans between States.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—On notice to the Secretary of Transportation, a State that receives an apportionment under subsection (b) may lend any amount of contract authority or obligation authority available to the State pursuant to the apportionment to any other State that is eligible for such an apportionment for use by the borrowing State for activities eligible under section 14501 of title 40, United States Code.

(2) REPAYMENT.—Any loan under paragraph (1) shall be repaid not later than September 30, 2015.

(f) Purposes.—Section 104(a) of title 23, United States Code, is amended by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the following:

“(2) PURPOSES.—

“(A) FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY AND OTHER PROGRAMS.—The funds authorized by this subsection shall be used to administer the provisions of law to be financed from appropriations for the Federal-aid highway program and programs authorized under chapter 2.

“(B) APPALACHIAN DEVELOPMENT HIGHWAY SYSTEM.—In any case in which an apportionment is made of the amounts made available for expenditure for the Appalachian development highway system program under section 14501 of title 40, from amounts made available from the Highway Trust Fund for the Appalachian development highway system, the Secretary shall transfer to the Appalachian Regional Commission such sums as the Appalachian Regional Commission determines to be appropriate, not to exceed $3,000,000 for each fiscal year, for administrative and planning activities associated with the Appalachian development highway system.”.

(g) Equity bonus program.—Section 105 of title 23, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)(2)—

(A) by striking subparagraph (J); and

(B) by redesignating subparagraphs (K) through (N) as subparagraphs (J) through (M), respectively; and

(2) in subsection (b)(2)—

(A) in subparagraph (I), by adding “and” at the end;

(B) by striking subparagraph (J); and

(C) by redesignating subparagraph (K) as subparagraph (J).