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H.784

Introduced by   Representative Howard of Rutland City

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Highways; town highway aid; traffic enforcement

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to authorize municipalities to use town highway aid for traffic enforcement on town highways.

AN ACT RELATING TO MUNICIPAL AUTHORIZATION TO USE TOWN HIGHWAY AID FOR TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  19 V.S.A. § 306(a)(5) is amended to read:

(a)  General state aid to town highways.  An annual appropriation to class 1, 2, and 3 town highways shall be made.  This appropriation shall increase or decrease over the previous year's appropriation by the same percentage as any increase or decrease in the transportation agency's total appropriations funded by transportation fund revenues, excluding the town highway appropriations for that year.  The funds appropriated shall be distributed to towns as follows:

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(5)  each town shall use the monies apportioned to it soley for town highway construction, improvement, and maintenance purposes or as the nonfederal share for public transit assistance.  These funds may also be used for traffic enforcement on town highways and for the establishment and maintenance of bicycle routes.  The members of the selectboard shall be personally liable to the state, in a civil action brought by the attorney general, for making any unauthorized expenditures from money apportioned to the town under this section.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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