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§ 8915.3. Lease of Interstate 80; related agreements. The department and the commission shall enter into a lease agreement relating to Interstate 80 prior to October 15, 2007. The lease agreement shall include provisions setting forth the terms and conditions of the conversion of Interstate 80 to a toll road. The lease agreement and any related agreement, at a minimum, shall include the following: (1) A provision that the term of the lease agreement shall be 50 years, unless extended upon mutual agreement of the parties to the lease agreement and upon approval of the General Assembly. (2) A provision establishing the conversion period and authorizing extension of the conversion period at the sole option of the commission for three one-year extension periods after consultation with the secretary. The commission shall notify the secretary of its intent to extend the conversion period not less than 90 days before the scheduled expiration of the conversion period. During the conversion period, all legal, financial and operational responsibility for Interstate 80 shall remain with the department. All operations and programmed rehabilitation shall be maintained at levels no less favorable than those set forth in the department's 12-year plan at the time of the execution of the lease, with modifications as are approved in writing by the chairman of the commission. (3) A provision permitting the commission to exercise its option to convert Interstate 80 to a toll road prior to the expiration of the conversion period by providing the conversion notice to the secretary. Beginning on the conversion date, all legal, financial and operational responsibility for Interstate 80, as well as all toll revenues subsequently collected with respect to its use, shall automatically transfer to the commission. The secretary, within five business days after receiving the conversion notice, shall forward notice of the conversion date to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. Any revenues collected prior to the conversion date shall be retained by the department. The commission may contract with the department for any portion of the maintenance of Interstate 80 at cost levels agreed to by the department and the commission. (4) A provision requiring the commission to pay annual base payments to the department during the term of the lease agreement. (5) A provision requiring the commission to pay annual additional payments to the department. The annual additional payments shall be payable in four equal installments on the last business day of each July, October, January and April of each year during the term of the lease agreement. (6) A provision requiring the commission to pay, commencing in the fiscal year including the conversion date, annual surplus payments to the department. The annual surplus payments shall be payable by the commission within 30 days of receipt by the commission of the Auditor General's certificate. (7) A provision stating that the obligation of the commission to pay the annual base payments, the annual additional payments and annual surplus payments shall be a subordinate obligation of the commission payable from amounts in the general reserve fund of the commission only as permitted by any financing documents, financial covenants, liquidity policies or agreements in effect at the commission. (July 18, 2007, P.L.169, No.44, eff. imd.) 2007 Amendment. Act 44 added section 8915.3. Section 11.1 of Act 44 provided that Act 44 shall apply retroactively to July 1, 2007. Cross References. Section 8915.3 is referred to in sections 8901, 9511.4 of this title; sections 1506, 8116 of Title 74 (Transportation).

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§ 8915.3. Lease of Interstate 80; related agreements. The department and the commission shall enter into a lease agreement relating to Interstate 80 prior to October 15, 2007. The lease agreement shall include provisions setting forth the terms and conditions of the conversion of Interstate 80 to a toll road. The lease agreement and any related agreement, at a minimum, shall include the following: (1) A provision that the term of the lease agreement shall be 50 years, unless extended upon mutual agreement of the parties to the lease agreement and upon approval of the General Assembly. (2) A provision establishing the conversion period and authorizing extension of the conversion period at the sole option of the commission for three one-year extension periods after consultation with the secretary. The commission shall notify the secretary of its intent to extend the conversion period not less than 90 days before the scheduled expiration of the conversion period. During the conversion period, all legal, financial and operational responsibility for Interstate 80 shall remain with the department. All operations and programmed rehabilitation shall be maintained at levels no less favorable than those set forth in the department's 12-year plan at the time of the execution of the lease, with modifications as are approved in writing by the chairman of the commission. (3) A provision permitting the commission to exercise its option to convert Interstate 80 to a toll road prior to the expiration of the conversion period by providing the conversion notice to the secretary. Beginning on the conversion date, all legal, financial and operational responsibility for Interstate 80, as well as all toll revenues subsequently collected with respect to its use, shall automatically transfer to the commission. The secretary, within five business days after receiving the conversion notice, shall forward notice of the conversion date to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. Any revenues collected prior to the conversion date shall be retained by the department. The commission may contract with the department for any portion of the maintenance of Interstate 80 at cost levels agreed to by the department and the commission. (4) A provision requiring the commission to pay annual base payments to the department during the term of the lease agreement. (5) A provision requiring the commission to pay annual additional payments to the department. The annual additional payments shall be payable in four equal installments on the last business day of each July, October, January and April of each year during the term of the lease agreement. (6) A provision requiring the commission to pay, commencing in the fiscal year including the conversion date, annual surplus payments to the department. The annual surplus payments shall be payable by the commission within 30 days of receipt by the commission of the Auditor General's certificate. (7) A provision stating that the obligation of the commission to pay the annual base payments, the annual additional payments and annual surplus payments shall be a subordinate obligation of the commission payable from amounts in the general reserve fund of the commission only as permitted by any financing documents, financial covenants, liquidity policies or agreements in effect at the commission. (July 18, 2007, P.L.169, No.44, eff. imd.) 2007 Amendment. Act 44 added section 8915.3. Section 11.1 of Act 44 provided that Act 44 shall apply retroactively to July 1, 2007. Cross References. Section 8915.3 is referred to in sections 8901, 9511.4 of this title; sections 1506, 8116 of Title 74 (Transportation).

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Statutes > Pennsylvania > Title-75 > Chapter-89 > 8915-3

§ 8915.3. Lease of Interstate 80; related agreements. The department and the commission shall enter into a lease agreement relating to Interstate 80 prior to October 15, 2007. The lease agreement shall include provisions setting forth the terms and conditions of the conversion of Interstate 80 to a toll road. The lease agreement and any related agreement, at a minimum, shall include the following: (1) A provision that the term of the lease agreement shall be 50 years, unless extended upon mutual agreement of the parties to the lease agreement and upon approval of the General Assembly. (2) A provision establishing the conversion period and authorizing extension of the conversion period at the sole option of the commission for three one-year extension periods after consultation with the secretary. The commission shall notify the secretary of its intent to extend the conversion period not less than 90 days before the scheduled expiration of the conversion period. During the conversion period, all legal, financial and operational responsibility for Interstate 80 shall remain with the department. All operations and programmed rehabilitation shall be maintained at levels no less favorable than those set forth in the department's 12-year plan at the time of the execution of the lease, with modifications as are approved in writing by the chairman of the commission. (3) A provision permitting the commission to exercise its option to convert Interstate 80 to a toll road prior to the expiration of the conversion period by providing the conversion notice to the secretary. Beginning on the conversion date, all legal, financial and operational responsibility for Interstate 80, as well as all toll revenues subsequently collected with respect to its use, shall automatically transfer to the commission. The secretary, within five business days after receiving the conversion notice, shall forward notice of the conversion date to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. Any revenues collected prior to the conversion date shall be retained by the department. The commission may contract with the department for any portion of the maintenance of Interstate 80 at cost levels agreed to by the department and the commission. (4) A provision requiring the commission to pay annual base payments to the department during the term of the lease agreement. (5) A provision requiring the commission to pay annual additional payments to the department. The annual additional payments shall be payable in four equal installments on the last business day of each July, October, January and April of each year during the term of the lease agreement. (6) A provision requiring the commission to pay, commencing in the fiscal year including the conversion date, annual surplus payments to the department. The annual surplus payments shall be payable by the commission within 30 days of receipt by the commission of the Auditor General's certificate. (7) A provision stating that the obligation of the commission to pay the annual base payments, the annual additional payments and annual surplus payments shall be a subordinate obligation of the commission payable from amounts in the general reserve fund of the commission only as permitted by any financing documents, financial covenants, liquidity policies or agreements in effect at the commission. (July 18, 2007, P.L.169, No.44, eff. imd.) 2007 Amendment. Act 44 added section 8915.3. Section 11.1 of Act 44 provided that Act 44 shall apply retroactively to July 1, 2007. Cross References. Section 8915.3 is referred to in sections 8901, 9511.4 of this title; sections 1506, 8116 of Title 74 (Transportation).

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