Bill Would Protect Transportation Funds

The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee approved the transportation funding bill (HB 1515) today. Maryland Chamber President/CEO Kathy Snyder, CCE urged committee members to strengthen the language protecting transportation funds from being diverted for other uses. While the bill passed with no amendments, the committee also unanimously approved legislation that would enact the stronger protections the Maryland Chamber has been advocating.

The bill, SB 829, would amend Maryland’s constitution to require a declaration of a fiscal emergency from the Governor and a three-fifths vote of both houses of the Maryland General Assembly to transfer funds out of the Transportation Trust Fund.

Both bills could be considered by the full Senate as early as tomorrow. For more information, contact Deriece Pate Bennett at dpatebennett@mdchamber.org.

Legislative Issues Tag: Transportation

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