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§ 11. Section 1 of chapter 54 of the laws of 1992 enacting the capital projects budget, is amended by repealing the items hereinbelow set forth in brackets and by adding to such section the other items italicized in this section.

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§ 12. Subdivision 3 of section 356 of the public authorities law, as amended by chapter 53 of the laws of

1991, is amended read follows:

3. The Catskill section. Beginning at the northerly end of the Hudson section, extending in a general northerly direction in the vicinity of Central Valley, Highland Mills, Woodbury Falls, Vails Gate, thence through or passing Newburgh on the west, including highway connection which runs from the Pennsylvania line at Port Jervis to the Connecticut border east of Brewster, presently known as interstate route 84, except for that portion of the highway connection between the interchange with the easternmost state highway on the west shore of the Hudson river (currently des nated state touring route 9W)

9W) and the interchange with the westernmost state highway on the east shore of the Hudson river (currently designated state touring route 9D) which is subject to the jurisdiction of the New York state bridge authority, thence northerly past Plattekill and New Paltz, thence passing through or near the city of Kingston and continuing northerly to the west of Saugerties and Catskill, continuing northerly passing in the vicinity of West Coxsackie and Ravena, thence northerly passing the

the Feura Bush railroad yards in the vicinity of either their easterly or westerly extremities, thence continuing northerly passing to the west

or through the westerly part of the city of Albany, and intersecting United States route number twenty in the vicinity of

McKownville. $ 13. Subdivision 1 of section 11 of chapter 53 of the laws of 1991, enacting the aid to localities budget, is amended to read as follows:

1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the Thruway Authority is hereby authorized to acquire by transfer without consideration from the state acting through the commissioner of transportation, the highway connection presently known as interstate route 84, excluding that portion subject to the jurisdiction of the New York state bridge authority, together with any other rights in land necessary for the proper and safe operation of said highway connection. Such highway connection shall be [tranferred] transferred without consideration from the state to the thruway authority pursuant to an agreement between the commissioner of transportation and the chairman of the thruway authority, the terms and conditions of which shall address the continuing responsibility of the state department of transportation and the thruway authority for maintaining the facilities and future reconstruction or improvement projects thereon. In addition to any other provisions as may be agreed to between the parties, the agreement shall during its term: (i) provide for assumption of responsibility for

for performance of operation and maintenance of said highway by the thruway authority; and (ii) provide that the thruway authority shall have financial obligations with respect to the costs of any construction, reconstruction, improvements

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work done in and about said thruway connection, the financing of such continuing to be the responsibility of the state, unless otherwise agreed to by the parties. The agreement shall be consistent with any and all applicable provisions of federal law, rules and

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regulations governing interstate routes and their eligibility to receive federal assistance. In no event shall such highway connection be deemed a toll road and in no event shall the thruway authority take any action to make such highway connection a toll road or to impose any fee, rental or charge for the use of such

connection. $ 14. Nothing contained in section 10 or section 11 of chapter 53 of the laws of 1991 should be construed to modify or limit, in any way, the jurisdiction of the New York state bridge authority with regard to the Newburgh-Beacon bridges or to restrict the right of that authority to impose and collect tolls for the use of such bridges as provided for in title 2 of article 3 of the public authorities law.

15. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the two capital program plans for the five-year period commencing January 1, 1992 required be submitted by the metropolitan transportation authority to the metropolitan transportation authority capital program review board pursuant to section 1269-b of the public authorities law shall contain capital programs for only the one-year period from January 1, 1992 to December 31, 1992. Such one-year plans shall be approved or disapproved in the same manner as set forth in such section 1269-b, and all other provisions of such section shall continue to apply to such plans. The legislature recognizes that the needs of the metropolitan transportation authority should addressed a long-term stable basis, and this authorization for the submission of one-year capital program plans shall not permit the metropolitan transportation authority to cease or reduce its five-year planning process. On or before October 1, 1992, the metropolitan transportation authority shall submit amendments to these one-year plans to cover the five-year period commencing January 1, 1992, and hereafter no further one-year submissions shall be permitted. This section shall only apply to such one year plans submitted for calendar year 1992.

§ 16. The sum of $20,340,835, or so much thereof as may be available, is hereby appropriated as follows:

(a) $8,000,000 to municipalities for repayment of eligible costs of federal aid municipal street and highway projects pursuant to section 15 11 of chapter 329 of the laws of 1991 as added by section 9 of chapter 330

of the laws of 1991. The department of transportation shall provide such E information to the municipalities as may be necessary to maintain the

federal tax exempt status of any bonds, notes, or other obligations issued by such municipalities to provide for the non-federal share of the cost of projects pursuant to chapter 330 of the laws of 1990 or section 80-b of the highway law. (b) $12,340,835

to counties, cities, towns and villages, for reimbursement of eligible costs of local highway and bridge projects pursuant

to section 16 of chapter 329 of the laws of 1991 as added by secį tion 9 of chapter 330 of the laws of 1991.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law, the amounts distributed to each municipality in accordance with paragraph

(b) of this section shall be distributed to counties, cities, towns, and į

villages in such a manner that the amount shall be equal to the difference between the amount a municipality received under the local assistance operating allocation made pursuant to chapter 53 of the laws of 1991 as

amended by chapter 331 of the laws of 1991 minus the amount a municipality would receive under a local assistance operating allocation

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based on a total available amount of $69,984, 165 if such new allocation were made in the same manner as chapter 53 of the laws of 1991 amended by chapter 331 of the laws of 1991 and under the assumption of the same level of funding provided in state fiscal year 1991-92 pursuant to section 16 of chapter 329 of the laws of 1991 as added by section 9 of chapter 330 of the laws of 1991.

It is the intent of this section to utilize the capital funds provided herein to directly offset for each county, city, town and village that portion of the Executive's 14.9 percent reduction of the 1991-92 CHIPS' operating assistance total funding of $82,325,000.

(d) Payments pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section shall be made available as moneys become available for such payments.

(e) Payments pursuant to paragraphs (b) and (d) of this section shall be made on June 15, 1992, September 15, 1992,

December 15, 1992 and March 15, 1993 or as soon thereafter as moneys become available for such payments.

(f) No moneys of the state in the state treasury or any of its funds shall be made available for payments pursuant to this section.

§ 17. Subdivision (e) of section 11 of chapter 329 of the laws of 1991 amending the state finance law and other laws relating to the establishment of the dedicated highway and bridge trust fund and the dedicated mass transportation trust fund, as amended by section 6 of chapter 330 of the laws of 1991, is amended to read as follows:

(e) Any service contract or contracts for projects entered into pursuant to subdivision (a) of this section shall provide for state commitments to provide annually to the thruway authority a sum or sums, upon such terms and conditions as shall be deemed appropriate by the director of the budget, to fund, or fund the debt service requirements of any bonds or any obligations of the thruway authority issued to fund such projects having a cost not in excess of $146 million in state fiscal year 1991-92 and ($294] $306.4 million cumulatively by the end of

fiscal year 1992-93. § 18. The rapid transit law is amended by adding a new section 21-b to read as follows:

§ 21-b. Construction and equipment of a rapid transit railroad line.

1. The New York city transit authority, acting under and pursuant to the provisions of this chapter and of title nine of article five of the public authorities law, is hereby authorized to effect the construction and equipment of a rapid transit line in the borough of Queens in the city of New York, along the following route:

A route lying wholly within the borough of Queens beginning at & point under Forty-first avenue at or near Twenty-ninth street, where connection can conveniently be made with the tracks at the easterly end of the Sixty-third street line; thence curving and extending northeasterly to a point under Northern boulevard across Fortieth avenue, Thirty-first street, Thirty-ninth evenue, Honeywell street, Thirty-second street, and Thirty-third street to a point under Thirty-fourth street and Northern boulevard.

2. Notwithstanding any defect, irregularity or omission of any lawful requirement or lack of statutory authority therefore, the acts and proceedings heretofore taken by the New York city tran

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sit authority in adopting, approving or consenting to plans and conclusions, general plan of construction, route or any other matters, with respect to the rapid transit line provided for in this section, hereby legalized, ratified, validated and confirmed.

3. Notwithstanding any other state or local law, this section shall constitute the sole state or local governmental authority required for the construction and equipment of the route set forth in subdivision one of this section.

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$ 19. Section 2 of chapter 51 of the laws of 1992, enacting the Legislature and Judiciary budget, is amended to read as follows:

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appropriations contained herein for expenditures from Federal Grants beginning on or after April 1, 1991 supplement existing appropriations for the same Federal Grant authorized by chapter 53, section 14, of the laws of 1991 and reappropriated by tion 3 of this act. The several amounts named in this section, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to accomplish the purposes designated by the appropriations, are hereby appropriated and authorized to be paid as hereinafter provided, to the respective public officers and for the several purposes specified, which amounts shall be available for the state fiscal year beginning April 1, 1992.

The comptroller is hereby authorized and directed to loan money by transfer to the fund or fund/accounts identified in this bill which authorized to receive a loan from the general fund or any other fund, which loans shall be limited to the amounts immediately required to meet disbursements,

made in pursuance of an appropriation by law and authorized by a certificate of approval issued by the director of the budget with copies thereof filed with the comptroller and the chairmen of the senate finance committee and the assembly ways and means committee. The director of the budget shall not issue such a certificate unless he shall have determined that the amounts to be so transferred are receivable

account are otherwise readily available for payment. When making loans, the comptroller shall establish appropriate accounts and if the loan is not repaid by the end of the month, provide on or before the 15th day of the following month to the director of the budget, the chairmen of the senate finance committee and the assembly ways and means committee,

accurate accounting and reporting of the financial resources of each such fund at the end of such month. Within 10 days of

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