S. 1023 (104th): District of Columbia Emergency Highway Relief Act

104th Congress, 1995–1996. Text as of Jul 24, 1995 (Referred to House Committee).

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S 1023 RFH1S

104th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1023

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 24, 1995

Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


AN ACT

To authorize an increased Federal share of the costs of certain transportation projects in the District of Columbia for fiscal years 1995 and 1996, 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 ‘District of Columbia Emergency Highway Relief Act’.

SEC. 2. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA EMERGENCY HIGHWAY RELIEF.

    (a) TEMPORARY WAIVER OF NON-FEDERAL SHARE- Notwithstanding any other law, during fiscal years 1995 and 1996, the Federal share of the costs of a project within the District of Columbia described in subsection (b) shall be a percentage requested by the District of Columbia, but not to exceed 100 percent of the costs of the project.

    (b) ELIGIBLE PROJECTS- A project referred to in subsection (a) is a project--

      (1) for which the United States--

        (A) is obligated to pay under title 23, United States Code, on the date of enactment of this Act; or

        (B) becomes obligated to pay under title 23, United States Code, during any portion of the period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act and ending on September 30, 1996; and

      (2) that is--

        (A) for a route proposed for inclusion in the National Highway System; or

        (B) of regional significance (as determined by the Secretary of Transportation);

    with respect to which the Mayor of the District of Columbia certifies that sufficient funds are not available to pay the full non-Federal share of the costs of the project.

    (c) REPAYMENT-

      (1) OBLIGATION TO REPAY- Not later than September 30, 1996, the District of Columbia shall repay to the United States, with respect to each project for which an increased Federal share is paid under subsection (a), an amount equal to the difference between--

        (A) the amount of the costs of the project paid by the United States under subsection (a); and

        (B) the amount of the costs of the project that would have been paid by the United States but for subsection (a).

      (2) DEPOSIT OF REPAID FUNDS- A repayment made under paragraph (1) with respect to a project shall be--

        (A) deposited in the Highway Trust Fund established by section 9503 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; and

        (B) credited to the appropriate account of the District of Columbia for the category of the project.

      (3) FAILURE TO REPAY-

        (A) DEDUCTIONS- If the District of Columbia fails to make a repayment required under paragraph (1) with respect to a project, the Secretary of Transportation shall deduct an amount equal to the amount of the failed repayment from funds apportioned or allocated for the category of the project for fiscal year 1997 to the District of Columbia under title 23, United States Code.

        (B) REAPPORTIONMENT- Any amount deducted under subparagraph (A) shall be reapportioned for fiscal year 1997 in accordance with title 23, United States Code, to a State other than the District of Columbia.

SEC. 3. REPORT TO CONGRESS.

    Not later than November 1, 1995, and November 1, 1996, the Secretary of Transportation shall prepare and submit to the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives a report describing--

      (1) each project within the District of Columbia for which an increased Federal share has been paid under section 2;

      (2) any specific cause of delay in the rate of obligation of Federal funds made available under section 2; and

      (3) any other information that the Secretary of Transportation determines is relevant.

Passed the Senate July 20 (legislative day, July 10), 1995.

Attest:

KELLY D. JOHNSTON,

Secretary.