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Text of the State Transportation Emergency Flexibility Act of 2011

This bill was introduced on November 1, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Nov 1, 2011 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3294

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 1, 2011

(for himself, Mr. Farenthold, and Mr. Pence) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To amend title 23, United States Code, to provide funding flexibility for transportation emergencies, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the State Transportation Emergency Flexibility Act of 2011.

2.

Funding flexibility for transportation emergencies

(a)

In general

Chapter 3 of title 23, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

330.

Funding flexibility for transportation emergencies

(a)

In general

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the chief executive of a State, after declaring an emergency with respect to a transportation facility under subsection (b), may use any covered funds of the State to repair or replace the transportation facility.

(b)

Declaration of emergency

To declare an emergency with respect to a transportation facility for purposes of subsection (a), the chief executive of a State shall provide to the Secretary written notice of the declaration, which shall specify—

(1)

the emergency;

(2)

the affected transportation facility; and

(3)

the repair or replacement activities to be carried out.

(c)

Definitions

In this section, the following definitions apply:

(1)

Covered funds

The term covered funds means any amounts apportioned to a State under this title or section 1303 or 1404 of SAFETEA–LU (23 U.S.C. 101 note; 402 note), including any such amounts required to be set aside for a purpose other than the repair or replacement of a transportation facility under this section.

(2)

Emergency

The term emergency means any event or condition that—

(A)

affects a transportation facility; and

(B)

is determined to be an emergency by the chief executive of a State.

(3)

Transportation facility

The term transportation facility means any component of the National Highway System.

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(b)

Clerical amendment

The analysis for such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following:

330. Funding flexibility for transportation emergencies.

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