SB 60 (Hanger)
Bonds; tolls on I-66. Authorizes the Treasury Board to issue bonds pursuant to Article X, Section 9 (c) of the Constitution of Virginia in an amount up to $1.5 billion plus financing costs to finance the costs of acquiring, constructing, and equipping dynamically tolled lanes on a portion of Interstate 66. Issuance of the bonds is contingent on (i) the Commissioner of Highways finding that the private parties are unable to deliver the I-66 project outside the Beltway in a way that meets the term sheet, (ii) the Transportation Public-Private Partnership Advisory Committee concurs with the Commissioner’s finding, and (iii) that the Secretary of Finance further concurs and finds that the issuance of bonds is in the public interest. The bill is contingently effective on the requirements for changing the HOV-2 designation on I-66 being met and the Secretary certifying that such requirements have been met. No bonds shall be issued prior to February 20, 2017.