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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: April 8, 2019 11:40 AM
From: Representative Tim Hennessey and Rep. Mike Carroll
To: All House members
Subject: Introduction Of Bridge Bill #14
In the near future, we will be introducing a piece of legislation amending the Highway-Railroad and Highway Bridge Capital Budget Act. It may also be referred to as Bridge Bill #14. It is needed to keep the list current for bridges that need major rehabilitation or replacement. This bill lists local and state bridges only. You will be receiving a separate notice of legislation for highway capital projects.

The bill adds projects, both state and local, to the existing list of bridges authorized for design and construction. It is financed through general obligation bonds, the Highway Bridge Improvement Restricted Account in the Motor License Fund, Federal augmentation and Local Government participation.

Bridge Bill #1 was Act 235 of 1982, the "Highway-Railroad and Highway Bridge Capital Budget Act" and the General Assembly thereafter has adopted Bridge Bill Capital Budget Authorizations supplementing the original Act.

These bridges will also need to be placed on the PennDOT 12-year Transportation Program and in the case of local bridges a local match as high as 20 percent or as low as 5 percent must be secured.

Please consider co-sponsoring this important piece of legislation and joining us in our Bridge Bill initiative. Thank you.

Introduced as HB1359