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§ 12b. Joint Transportation Oversight Committee
(a) There is created a Joint Transportation Oversight Committee composed of the Chairs of the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, the House and Senate Committees on Transportation, the House Committee on Ways and Means, and the Senate Committee on Finance. The Committee shall be chaired alternately by the Chairs of the House and Senate Committees on Transportation, and the two-year term shall run concurrently with the biennial session of the Legislature. The Chair of the Senate Committee on Transportation shall chair the Committee during the 2009-2010 legislative session.
(b) The Committee shall meet during adjournment for official duties. Meetings shall be convened by the Chair and when practicable shall be coordinated with the regular meetings of the Joint Fiscal Committee. Members shall be entitled to compensation and reimbursement pursuant to 2 V.S.A. § 23. The Committee shall have the assistance of the staff of the Office of Legislative Counsel, the Office of Legislative Operations, and the Joint Fiscal Office.
(c) The Committee shall provide legislative oversight of the Transportation Fund revenues collection and the operation and administration of the Agency of Transportation construction, paving, and rehabilitation programs. The Secretary of Transportation shall report to the Oversight Committee upon request.
(d) If and when applicable, the Secretary shall submit electronically to the Joint Fiscal Office for distribution to members of the Joint Transportation Oversight Committee a report summarizing any plans or actions taken to delay project schedules as a result of:
(1) a generalized increase in bids relative to project estimates;
(2) changes in the consensus revenue forecast of the Transportation Fund or Transportation Infrastructure Bond Fund; or
(3) changes in the availability of federal funds. (Added 1993, No. 25, § 78, eff. May 18, 1993; amended 1993, No. 211 (Adj. Sess.), § 11, eff. June 17, 1994; 2005, No. 80, §§ 44, 45; 2009, No. 50, § 87; 2009, No. 123 (Adj. Sess.), § 23; 2011, No. 153 (Adj. Sess.), § 30; 2015, No. 158 (Adj. Sess.), § 22; 2019, No. 144 (Adj. Sess.), § 28.)