Amendment #83 to H.3382

Amendments to the Commonwealth Transportation Fund

Mr. Sciortino of Medford move that the bill be amended by adding the following section:



"Section XX. Section 2ZZZ of chapter 29 is hereby amended by deleting the words “pursuant to chapters 64A, 64E, 64F” in subsection (a), and inserting instead the following words:- “pursuant to chapters 64A, 64C, 64E, 64F, and any other applicable general or special law and all amounts appropriated into the fund by the general court.



Section 2ZZZ of Chapter 29 is hereby amended by deleting the last sentence of subsection (a) and inserting instead the following:- “The fund shall be subject to appropriation and shall be used for transportation related expenses of the Massachusetts department of transportation, the Massachusetts bay transportation authority or any successor agencies or authorities, including to pay or reimburse the General Fund for payment of debt service on bonds issued by, or otherwise payable pursuant to a lease or other contract assistance agreement by, the commonwealth for transportation purposes. Notwithstanding any other applicable general or special law to the contrary, all revenues in the fund may be used for any transportation purposes notwithstanding the origin of those revenues.”



Section 2ZZZ of Chapter 29 is hereby amended by striking out subsection (c) and inserting in place thereof the following:- “(c) In addition to those revenues credited to the fund under subsection(a), there shall be credited to the fund, after distribution to the funds established in sections 35T and 35BB of chapter 10, the net of monies received by the commonwealth from the imposition of certain taxes levied pursuant to the portion of the sales tax in 64H related to computer services, any gains related to the repeal of utility corporation tax classifications, found in sections 52A and 68C both of chapter 63 , and sections 3, 25 and 26 of chapter 64H and sections 4, 26, and 27 of chapter 64I as excises upon the sale and use at retail of tangible property or of services, and upon the storage, use or other consumption of tangible property or of services, including interest thereon or penalties, but not including any portion of the taxes that constitute special receipts within the meaning of subsection (b1/2) or section 10 of chapter 152 of the acts of 1997 or within the meaning of said subsection (b1/2); provided however that if in a fiscal year the amount credited to the fund under this subsection is less than $275,000,000, then the comptroller shall transfer an amount credited to the fund and $275,000,000, not later than September 1 of the following fiscal year.”