Bill Summary for H 93 (2015-2016)

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Feb 16 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 93 (Public) Filed Monday, February 16, 2015
AN ACT TO ELIMINATE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF TOLLS ON FERRY ROUTES.
Intro. by Speciale.

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Bill summary

Amends GS 136-82(a) through (d) deleting any language referring to the establishment, collection, and use of tolls on ferries by the Board of Transportation.  Establishes the Ferry Capital Improvement Account as a reserve account in the Highway Fund. Provides that the following funds will be credited to the account: (1) net receipts generated from the approved receipt-generating activities in GS 136-82(f), (2) any unallotted and unencumbered balances on the last day of the fiscal year of the funds appropriated from the Highway Fund to the Ferry Division, and (3) any other funds from General Assembly appropriations or any contributions and grants from public or private sources. Requires such funds to be used for prioritized improvements to the vessels and facilities of the NC Ferry System.

Makes technical and conforming changes.

Directs the Board of Transportation to stop collecting ferry tolls on the effective date of this bill and to take action as fast as possible to repeal its regulations implementing ferry tolls. Requires funds or commuter pass payments received after the effective date of this bill to be refunded.

Effective July 1, 2015.

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