Bill Text: OR HB2690 | 2013 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Relating to the Columbia River Crossing Project; declaring an emergency.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Failed) 2013-07-08 - In committee upon adjournment. [HB2690 Detail]

Download: Oregon-2013-HB2690-Introduced.html

     77th OREGON LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY--2013 Regular Session

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LC 1282

                         House Bill 2690

Sponsored by Representative GREENLICK


The following summary is not prepared by the sponsors of the
measure and is not a part of the body thereof subject to
consideration by the Legislative Assembly. It is an editor's
brief statement of the essential features of the measure as

  Prohibits Department of Transportation from expending moneys
for Columbia River Crossing Project until certain conditions are
  Declares emergency, effective on passage.

                        A BILL FOR AN ACT
Relating to the Columbia River Crossing Project; and declaring an
Be It Enacted by the People of the State of Oregon:
  SECTION 1.  { + (1) Notwithstanding any other law, after June
30, 2013, the Department of Transportation may not expend moneys
for any purpose related to the Columbia River Crossing Project
until the following occur:
  (a) The United States Coast Guard issues a permit for the
  (b) The Federal Transit Administration enters into a full
funding grant agreement under the New Starts program obligating
the federal government to pay at least $850 million toward the
costs of light rail transit as part of the Columbia River
Crossing Project.
  (c) The State Treasurer determines that the department has
funds available or has funds committed to cover all of Oregon's
share of the costs of completing and operating the Columbia River
Crossing Project, including Oregon's share of any cost overruns,
Oregon's share of repayment and debt service on toll revenue
bonds and Oregon's share of repayment and debt service on bonds
for any initial commitment of construction funds for the project,
and the State Treasurer gives written notice of that
determination to the Oregon Transportation Commission and to:
  (A) The Joint Committee on Ways and Means, if the determination
is made during a session of the Legislative Assembly; or
  (B) The Emergency Board, if the determination is made during
the interim between sessions of the Legislative Assembly.
  (d) The Oregon Transportation Commission certifies to the
appropriate legislative committees that the department is able to
complete the Columbia River Crossing Project while providing at
least the same level of funding for maintenance of the highways
of this state as was provided in the biennium beginning July 1,
2011, and without forgoing the timely delivery of any of the
existing transportation projects that the commission has
committed to implement as of the effective date of this 2013 Act.
  (2) As used in this section, 'Columbia River Crossing Project'
means a bistate, multimodal corridor improvement project between
the Washington State Route 500 interchange with Interstate 5 in
Vancouver, Washington, and the Victory Boulevard interchange with
Interstate 5 in Portland, Oregon. The project includes:
  (a) New multimodal river crossings;
  (b) Replacement, modification and removal of the existing
Interstate 5 bridges; and
  (c) Multimodal improvements to facilitate travel in the bistate
corridor. + }
  SECTION 2.  { + This 2013 Act being necessary for the immediate
preservation of the public peace, health and safety, an emergency
is declared to exist, and this 2013 Act takes effect on its
passage. + }