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Highway and Bridge Trust Fund Bonds

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First General Resolution Trust Fund Bonds (as of 4/01/12) - There are no longer any First Resolution Bonds outstanding.


Second General Resolution DEBT OUTSTANDING (As of 07/01/14)
Series Amount Insurer1
2005A $ 14,710,000 MBIA
2005B 1,993,640,000 Ambac, FGIC, Assured Guaranty Municipal - formerly FSA
2006A 216,080,000 Ambac
2007A 266,385,000 Uninsured
2007B 271,150,000 Uninsured
2008A 315,865,000 Uninsured
2008B 504,670,000 Uninsured
2009A 169,465,000 Uninsured
2009B 249,150,000 Uninsured
2010A 220,180,000 Uninsured
2010B (Federally Taxable Build America Bonds) 276,970,000 Uninsured
2011A 376,600,000 Uninsured
2012A 606,130,000 Uninsured
Total Second General Bonds $5,480,995,000 1Portions of each series are insured unless otherwise noted.

FUTURE BOND ISSUANCES: New York State currently has no plans to issue additional Trust Fund Bonds.

PURPOSE: Under the terms of the State's Multi-Year Capital Program, the Bonds will be used to fund capital improvements for State highways and bridges. NOTE: Legislation enacted in 2005 increased the aggregate principal amount of Bonds authorized to be issued to $16.5 billion.

SECURITY: The Bonds are payable from and secured by revenues of the Dedicated Highway and Bridge Trust Fund held in the joint custody of the Commissioner of Taxation and Finance and the State Comptroller subject to appropriation by the State Legislature. The revenues are estimated to be derived from eight tax fees, and subsidy sources for the State Fiscal Year 2013-14 as listed below and reflect the estimates contained in the 2014-15 Enacted Budget.

Estimated Revenue Sources
Source %
Motor Vehicle Fees 35
Petroleum Business Tax 31
Motor Fuel Tax 20
Highway Use Tax 7
Auto Rental Tax 3
Other Sources (a) 4
Total: 100
(a) Includes Build America Bonds subsidy, Certain Special Revenues, and Transmission and Transportation Taxes.

Note that in the event the State Legislature fails to appropriate, the State Comptroller is then prohibited from transferring any available revenues from the Local Government Assistance Tax Fund (1% sales tax fund) to the State's General Fund. Also note, however, that Local Government Assistance Corporation funds are not pledged for payment of these Bonds.

DEBT SERVICE RESERVE FUND: The Second General Resolution Bonds are not secured by a debt service reserve fund.

DEBT SERVICE COVERAGE: As of May 1, 2013, Trust Fund Revenues were approximately 2.3 times the maximum annual Aggregate Debt Service for all outstanding Trust Fund Bonds.

 

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