OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 6200

AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF TOLLS FOR THE EXTENSION OF ROUTE 11.

SUMMARY:

This bill authorizes the state Department of Transportation (DOT) to establish tolls to extend Route 11 from Salem to I-95. But DOT must discontinue the tolls when it has collected an amount equal to the cost of the bonds issued to build the extension.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2011

BACKGROUND

Legislative History

On April 12, the House referred the bill (File 384) to the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, which reported favorably a substitute (1) limiting establishment of tolls to the extension of Route 11 from Salem to I-95 and (2) eliminating a requirement that DOT also discontinue tolls when it had collected enough money to maintain and repair a highway or highway extension.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Transportation Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

23

Nay

12

(03/18/2011)

Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

37

Nay

15

(04/21/2011)