Friday, February 18, 2022

House subcommittee approves additional $30M for county roads, bridges

House Subcommittee Approves Additional $30M for Roads, Bridges

OKLAHOMA CITY – A House subcommittee has given the first approval to a bill that would increase the amount of appropriations the County Improvements for Roads and Bridges Fund may receive by $30 million.

House Bill 3318 raises the maximum amount that can be apportioned to the County Improvements for Roads and Bridges Fund from motor vehicle revenue from $120 million to $150 million. The bill received a hearing before the House Appropriations & Budget Subcommittee on Transportation on Monday afternoon.

"I was glad to hear the Governor's call for additional infrastructure funding during his State of the State address last week," said Rep. Nicole Miller, who chairs the House A&B Subcommittee on Transportation. "Investment in infrastructure is an investment in every single Oklahoman. The drivability and safety of roads and bridges greatly influences a community's ability to function and grow. We must continue in our efforts not only to maintain, but to improve and grow all of our infrastructure systems across the state."

HB3318 passed 8-0 and is now eligible to be heard before the full House Appropriations & Budget Committee. The bill is authored in the Senate by Sen. Chris Kidd (R-Waurika).


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