Two bills that would boost state aid for roads and bridges by about $100 million per year won final legislative approval Tuesday morning.
The measures are Senate Bills 122 and 221.
They cleared the Senate 39-0 and 35-1 respectively after winning lopsided House approval on Monday.
They are sponsored by Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Robert Adley, R-Benton.
SB 122 would change state budget practices to add $100 million into the state’s general fund.
SB 221 would allow for that money to be moved to the Transportation Trust Fund, with the first $70 million designated for road and bridge maintenance.
The plan is contingent on state financial conditions.
It would take effect on July 1, 2016 at the earliest.
It would also nullify a 2008 state law that called for up to $400 million per year of vehicle sales tax dollars to be moved to the transportation fund once state revenue reaches certain levels.
Three other bills that offer short-term fixes for road and bridge problems are awaiting final approval on Tuesday.
The 2015 legislative session ends on Thursday at 6 p.m.