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PUBLIC LAW 104-21—AUG. 4, 1995 109 STAT. 257 Public Law 104-21 104th Congress An Act To authorize an increased Federal share of the costs of certain transportation projects in the District of Columbia for fiscal years 1995 and 1996, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the "District of Columbia Emergency Highway Relief Act". SEC. 2. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA EMERGENCY HIGHWAY RELIEF. (a) TEMPORARY WAIVER OF NON-FEDERAL SHARE.—Notwithstanding any other law, during fiscal years 1995 and 1996, the Federal share of the costs of an eligible project shall be a percentage requested by the District of Columbia, but not to exceed 100 percent of the costs of the project. (b) ELIGIBLE PROJECTS. — In this section, the term "eligible project" means a highway project in the District of Columbia— (1) for which the United States— (A) is obligated to pay the Federal share of the costs of the project under title 23, United States Code, on the date of enactment of this Act; or (B) becomes obligated to pay the Federal share of the costs of the project under title 23, United States Code, during the period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act and ending September 30, 1996; (2) which is— (A) for a route proposed for inclusion on or designated as part of the National Highway System; or (B) of regional significance (as determined by the Secretary of Transportation); and (3) with respect to which the District of Columbia certifies that sufficient funds are not available to pay the non-Federal share of the costs of the project. SEC. 3. DEDICATED HIGHWAY FUND AND REPAYMENT OF TEMPORARY WAIVER AMOUNTS. (a) ESTABLISHMENT OF FUND.— Not later than December 31, 1995, the District of Columbia shall establish a dedicated highway fund to be comprised, at a minimum, of amounts equivalent to receipts from motor fuel taxes and, if necessary, motor vehicle taxes and fees collected by the District of Columbia to pay in accordance with this section the cost-sharing requirements established under title 23, United States Code, and to repay the United Aug. 4, 1995 [H.R. 2017] District of Columbia Emergency Highway Relief Act.