OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 6200 (as amended by House "A")*

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. DOT must discontinue the tolls when all bonds issued to build the extension have been retired.

*House Amendment “A” eliminates a requirement that tolls issued to extend the highway be discontinued when the state has collected money equal to the cost of the bonds issued for its construction, instead requiring the tolls to be discontinued when all bonds issued for its construction have been retired.

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 favorably reported 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)