H. R. 4160
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
November 13, 2007
Mr. Fossella (for himself, Mr. Boehner, Mr. King of New York, Mr. Kuhl of New York, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Walsh of New York, Mrs. Myrick, Mr. Issa, Mr. Tancredo, Mr. Shays, Mr. Sessions, Mr. McHugh, Mr. English of Pennsylvania, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Terry, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Mica, Mr. Keller of Florida, Mr. Camp of Michigan, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Bilbray, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Gallegly, Mr. Burgess, Mr. Shuster, Mr. Jones of North Carolina, Mr. Bartlett of Maryland, Mr. Kingston, Mr. McHenry, Mr. David Davis of Tennessee, Mr. Poe, Mr. Hensarling, Mr. Price of Georgia, Mr. Goode, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. Buyer, and Mr. Barrett of South Carolina) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, 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
To withhold certain highway funds if a State does not comply with certain requirements in issuing a driver’s license or identification card, and for other purposes.
Withhold highways funds in certain cases
Percentage for certain calendar years
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if a State does not comply with the requirements of section 202 of title II of Division B of Public Law 109–13 (49 U.S.C. 30301 note), the Secretary shall withhold a percentage of the amount to be apportioned for Federal-aid highways under each of paragraphs (1), (3), and (4) of section 104(b) of title 23, United States Code, for certain calendar years as follows:
Calendar year 2010
For calendar year 2010, 2 percent.
Calendar year 2011
For calendar year 2011, 4 percent.
Calendar year 2012
For calendar year 2012, 6 percent.
Calendar year 2013 and each calendar year thereafter
For calendar year 2013 and in each calendar year thereafter, 8 percent.
If within 4 years after the date the apportionment for any State is reduced in accordance with this section the Secretary determines that such State has complied with the requirements of section 202 of title II of Division B of Public Law 109–13 (49 U.S.C. 30301 note), the Secretary shall apportion to such State an increase in an amount equal to such reduction. If at the end of such 4-year period, any State has not complied with such requirements, any amounts so withheld shall lapse.
REAL ID amendment
Section 202(d) of the REAL ID Act of 2005 (49 U.S.C. 30301 note) is amended—
by striking paragraph (11); and
redesignating paragraphs (12) and (13) as paragraphs (11) and (12), respectively.