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Relating to the adoption of a state scenic byways program.
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
Quoting from the Fiscal Note by the Legislative Budget Board: "For the purposes of this analysis, it is assumed a project receiving a federal grant would include a federal share of 80 percent and nonfederal share of 20 percent of the project cost, and a third party would contribute funds toward the nonfederal share or other costs not covered under the federal grant."
Rather than allow the nonfederal share to be covered by state highway funds, we recommend SB 941 be amended to prohibit state highway funds from being used to cover the gap which should be covered by private contributions or political subdivisions of the state seeking the Scenic Byway designation.