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Substitute Bill No. 6818

    January Session, 2015




Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) The Commissioner of Transportation shall develop a program for the establishment and commencement of tolls within the state. Such program shall include, but need not be limited to, consideration of revenue, capital cost, operating and maintenance cost, net revenue, schedule for implementation, pricing alternatives, net impacts on capacity, congestion and diversion to other roadways, impact on in-state and out-of-state vehicles, impacts to all highway users and institutional alternatives for administration of tolls.

(b) As part of the program developed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, the commissioner shall (1) include consideration of safeguards to ensure that any moneys received from the operation of tolls are deposited in the Special Transportation Fund and used only for transportation purposes, and (2) identify potential state, interstate and federal legislative or administrative actions required to implement tolls.

(c) Not later than January 1, 2016, the commissioner shall report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation on the program developed pursuant to subsections (a) and (b) of this section.

Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) Any revenues to the state arising out of the program described in section 1 of this act shall be paid promptly to the State Treasurer and credited to the Special Transportation Fund, as provided in section 13b-61 of the general statutes, as amended by senate bill 937 of the current session.

(b) Any revenues to the state arising out of the program described in section 1 of this act shall be included in the funds, moneys and receipts of the state required to be credited, deposited or transferred to the Special Transportation Fund, as provided in house joint resolution 62 of the current session.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

New section

Sec. 2

from passage

New section

Statement of Legislative Commissioners:

In the second sentence of Sec. 1(a), the words "consideration of" before "impacts to" were moved to follow "limited to," for clarity.


Joint Favorable Subst.