2013 Maryland Code
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§ 8-408 - Permitted uses of highway user revenues


MD Transp Code § 8-408 (2013) What's This?

§8-408.

(a) Highway user revenues distributed to Baltimore City and Kent County may be used only to pay or finance:

(1) Costs incurred in the construction, reconstruction, or maintenance of its highways and streets;

(2) Costs incurred by its police department for carrying out traffic functions and enforcing the traffic laws;

(3) Costs incurred in its other highway related activities for:

(i) Lighting the highways;

(ii) Stormwater drainage of the highways; and

(iii) Street cleaning, but not including the cost of collection of garbage, trash, and refuse;

(4) The payment of its debt service on bonds or other evidences of obligation for:

(i) The construction, reconstruction, or maintenance of its highways and streets; and

(ii) Any other of its highway activities, including lighting the highways and providing stormwater drainage;

(5) The cost of transportation facilities, as defined in § 3-101 of this article;

(6) As to Kent County:

(i) The cost of maintaining county owned boat landings; and

(ii) Costs incurred in providing traffic crossing guards; or

(7) As to Baltimore City, through fiscal year 2010, students’ costs of discounted Maryland Transit Administration fares for eligible public school students in Baltimore City.

(b) The net share of highway user revenues distributed for a county other than Kent County may be used only:

(1) First, to pay debt service on outstanding bonds or other evidences of obligation issued before June 1, 1947, by or for the county or any municipality in the county to finance construction, reconstruction, or maintenance of roads or streets, to the extent that gasoline tax revenues have been lawfully dedicated, pledged, or otherwise committed to that debt service, so that the dedication, pledge, or commitment remains unimpaired and continues as a charge against the county’s share of the gasoline tax to the same extent that it was a charge against any gasoline tax revenues under prior laws; and

(2) Then, as to the remainder of the county’s share, to pay or finance:

(i) The cost of transportation facilities, as defined in § 3-101 of this article;

(ii) For Talbot County, maintenance of private roads as authorized in Article 25, § 3(o)(4) of the Code;

(iii) The construction, reconstruction, or maintenance of county roads; and

(iv) Debt service on bonds or other evidences of obligation that, for the construction, reconstruction, or maintenance of county roads, are lawfully issued on or after June 1, 1947, by or for the county or by or for a municipality in the county that is not receiving its own share under § 8-407 of this subtitle.

(c) The net share of highway user revenues distributed for a municipality may be used only to pay or finance:

(1) The cost of transportation facilities, as defined in § 3-101 of this article;

(2) The construction, reconstruction, or maintenance of roads or streets; and

(3) Debt service on bonds or other evidences of obligation lawfully issued by or for the municipality for the construction, reconstruction, or maintenance of roads or streets.

(d) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, for fiscal year 1997 only, of the highway user revenues distributed to Baltimore City:

(1) Up to $5,000,000 may be used to pay or finance the costs of convention center marketing and convention center debt service payments; and

(2) Of the $5,000,000, at least $3,000,000 shall be appropriated specifically for convention center marketing.

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