Governor Charles D. Baker's Budget Recommendation - House 2 Fiscal Year 2017

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Western Turnpike Toll Use Clarification

SECTION 43.   Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, if all notes and bonds issued by the department relating to the turnpike, as defined in section 1 of chapter 6C of the General Laws, and payable from turnpike revenues have been paid and all obligations pursuant to all trust agreements pertaining to such notes and bonds have been discharged, all revenue received from tolls, rates, fees, rentals and other charges for transit over or through all turnpike tolled roads, bridges or tunnels shall be applied, first, to the cost of owning, maintaining, repairing, reconstructing, improving, rehabilitating, policing, using, administering, controlling and operating such turnpike, and otherwise, to the cost of owning, maintaining, repairing, reconstructing, improving, rehabilitating, policing, using, administering, controlling and operating those portions of the state highway system outside the perimeter bounded by Route 128 that provide necessary access to such turnpike.
 
 

Summary:
This section provides transitional rules for spending Western Turnpike revenues in the event that the existing notes and bonds relating to the Western Turnpike are paid off. These rules ensure that Western Turnpike revenues will continue to be spent on the Western Turnpike and on related facilities.



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