Text: H.R.2608 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2608


To amend title 23, United States Code, with respect to apportionments to States for certain highway programs, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 23, 2017

Mr. Foster (for himself, Mr. Kustoff of Tennessee, Mr. Arrington, and Mr. Gottheimer) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To amend title 23, United States Code, with respect to apportionments to States for certain highway programs, 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 “Fair Allocation of Highway Funds Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Calculation of amounts.

Section 104(c)(1)(B) of title 23, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by striking “The initial amounts” and inserting the following:

“(i) GENERAL RULE.—Except as provided in clause (ii), the initial amounts”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

“(ii) SPECIAL RULE FOR FISCAL YEARS 2018 THROUGH 2020.—

“(I) IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding clause (i), for each of fiscal years 2018, 2019, and 2020, the initial amounts resulting from the calculation under subparagraph (A) shall be adjusted to ensure that each State receives an aggregate apportionment equal to at least 95 percent, but not more than 105 percent, of the sum of—

“(aa) the estimated tax payments attributable to highway users in the State paid into the Highway Trust Fund (other than the Mass Transit Account) in the most recent fiscal year for which data are available; plus

“(bb) an amount which bears the same ratio to the General Fund transfer amount for the applicable fiscal year as—

“(AA) the aggregate of amounts collected in such State under the Federal internal revenue laws (other than the taxes and penalties described in section 9503(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986) in the most recent fiscal year for which data are available; bears to

“(BB) the aggregate of amounts collected in all States under such Federal internal revenue laws in such fiscal year.

“(II) TOTAL APPORTIONMENT.—After the adjustment described in subclause (I), the amount for each State determined under this subsection for each of fiscal years 2018, 2019, and 2020 shall be adjusted by a single multiplicative factor to ensure that the total amount apportioned will not be affected by this clause.

“(III) GENERAL FUND TRANSFER AMOUNT DEFINED.—In this clause, the term ‘General Fund transfer amount’ means, for a fiscal year, the product obtained by multiplying the amount identified in section 9503(f)(8)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 by the proportion that—

“(aa) the amount authorized for appropriation under section 1101(a)(1) of the FAST Act for that fiscal year; bears to

“(bb) the aggregate amount authorized for appropriation under section 1101(a)(1) of the FAST Act for fiscal years 2018, 2019, and 2020.”.