ME SP 543
Authorizes multiple General Fund bond Issues to improve highways, bridges and multimodal facilities.
Amendment changes the amount of funds provided by the bond issue to $105,000,000 in fiscal year 2017 and adds funds for a competitive grant program that matches local funding for the upgrade of municipal culverts at stream crossings. The amendment removes Part B of the bill. The funds provided by these bond issues, in the amount of $100,000,000 in both 2017 and 2018, will be used for the construction, reconstruction and rehabilitation of highways and bridges and for facilities or equipment related to ports, harbors, marine transportation, freight and passenger railroads, aviation, transit and bicycle and pedestrian trails, matching an estimated $137,000,000 per year in federal and other funds.
4/27/2017 Referred to Senate Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs.
07/20/2017 Senate passed to be engrossed as amended by committee amendment A. Ordered sent down for concurrence.
07/20/2017 Passed by House in concurrence as amended. To Governor.
08/02/2017 Passed without Governor's signature.