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the Town of Ashland;
the City of Richmond; and
the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, and Powhatan.



Richmond Regional
Planning District Commission

9211 Forest Hill Avenue
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Richmond, VA 23235

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Legislative Update
march 8, 2001

Dates to Remember
Synopsis
Bills by Committee
Status of Bills Tracked


Dates to Remember

  • March 10: Last day for DPB to provide Appropriations and Finance Committees with agency 15 percent withholdings

  • March ? (Governor to announce): Special Session to consider budget amendments (or maybe not)

  • March 26: Last day for Governor to act on legislation (30 days after adjournment)

  • March 31, April 2: Public hearings on redistricting

  • April 4:  Reconvened Session

  • First week in April, after April 4 Veto Session: Redistricting Session

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Synopsis

Adjournment

 The 2001 General Assembly adjourned February 24 without having enacted a budget bill, which means that the 2000 Appropriations Act approved by the 2000 General Assembly becomes the budget by default.  (Must slash $421 M to balance because of slowed economy.)

  Executive Order 74 (action by DPB must be reported by March 10 to Appropriations and Finance Committees): 
  
     Up to 15 percent will be withheld from each agency (except for K-12 education or essential health and human services)
   
     Freezes capital projects funded through the state’s general fund.
        Special session in late March (no date yet) to consider budget amendments but negotiations must include the car tax provisions

 Note: best numbers available for developing local budgets are the numbers distributed in early January, based on the Governor’s introduced budget.

Call Ellen Davenport at VACo 343-2503 or edavenport@vaco.org for specific questions/concerns.

 Car Tax Impasse

 Senate: 55 percent; House: 70 percent

  Special session in late March (no date yet) to consider budget amendments      

Transportation

Governor’s Transportation Reform - Required VDOT to develop and implement a system of purchasing goods and services    and created a construction audit function to review construction projects for contract compliance

Currently: Virginia Transportation Act (VTA) of 2000 authorized $70m GF for 2002.  This was eliminated, however, from the   
 Governor’s proposals this year due to the anticipated FRANS. 

Tobacco Settlement Funds

By previous agreement, 50 percent of money (about $4 billion if taken in 20 annual payments) is to be used for economic development in tobacco-dependent regions affects by the anti-smoking sentiment.

Bill introduced by Governor to receive lump sum of  $600 millionrather than in installments was left in committee

Community and Economic Development

  Regional Competitiveness Act

  The default budget (Appropriations Act of 2000) provides $300,000 to each PDC (Governor’s introduced versions brings the level back down to $250,000)

PDCs

The default budget (Appropriations Act of 2000) provides an additional $210,000 to PDCs (Governor's introduced versions eliminates $10,000 per PDC.)

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Bills by Committee

The following is a general summary of bills categorized by committee which have been
tracked since the 2001 General Assembly convened and that are of interest to localities.

Senate Agriculture, Conservation, and Natural Resources

Passed Legislation: 

SB 1087 (Chesapeake Bay 2000 agreement annual report) requires the Secretary of Natural Resources to submit an annual report on specific progress made toward implementing the provisions of the Chesapeake Bay 2000 agreement.  The report shall include, but not be limited to, a description of the programs, activities, and initiatives of state and local governments developed and implemented to meet each of the goals and commitments contained in the agreement. 

SB1243 (Nontidal wetlands; effective date) advances the date on which the comprehensive nontidal wetlands regulatory program becomes effective from October 1, 2001, to August 1, 2001.

SB 1285 requires any person who discharges or causes or allows discharge of sewage, industrial waste, other wastes, or any noxious or deleterious substance, into state waters to notify the State Water Control Board, the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality, or the coordinator of emergency services for the locality expected to be affected by the discharge within 24 hours or to be subject to a penalty.

 Failed Legislation:

There were a number of bills which failed in this committee, including SB 821 (Expansion of the jurisdiction of the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act).  This would have expanded the Act into additional areas of Virginia.

House Counties, Cities and Towns

Passed Legislation:

HB 2476 (Disclosure of proffered cash payments and expenditures) requires localities to make annual disclosures of payments and expenditures to the Commission on Local Government.  The original version of the bill would have included the preceding ten fiscal years but was amended to read, "preceding two fiscal years."  

HB 2726 requires jurisdictions, to accept, for purposes of subdivision review, permit approval, and issuance of letters for residential development, private site evaluations, and designs by a licensed professional engineer or on-site soil evaluator, so long as such evaluations meet Board of Health regulations.  Current law requires the Board, Commissioner, and Department to accept such evaluations.

Failed Legislation:

There were a number of bills sent to study committee, to include HB 1673, HB 1948 (clustering bills which would have mandated that all jurisdictions follow the same regulations) and HB 2702 (mandating localities to obtain a landowner's written permission before zoning changes).

Of interest to localities:  there was one particularly interesting bill--HB 2716--which would have limited the number of elected officials as members to public bodies.  "No public service authority or certain other appointed bodies shall be comprised of a majority of elected officials as members, nor shall any locality be represented on such appointed body by more than one elected official.  Elected officials appointed prior to July 1, 2001, would have been permitted to complete the term.  This bill would have definitely created problems if passed.

In addition, HB 2702 (Zoning amendments) would have provided that no amendment to the zoning map could be instituted without the written consent of the landowner whose property is the subject of the amendment.  This legislation was left in committee.

House Conservation and Natural Resources

Passed Legislation:

HB 2292 (Nontidal wetlands; effective date) advances the date on which the comprehensive nontidal wetlands regulatory program becomes effective from October 1, 2001, to August 1, 2001. 

HB 2827 is legislation that allows localities to impose fees on the land application, marketing, or distribution of sewage sludge.  Revenues from this would pay for the cost of employing a person to supervise the process of applying biosolids to the land in compliance with state and local requirements.

Failed Legislation:

HB 2765 (Solid waste recycling rate) would have increased the recycling rate that local or regional solid waste planning units have to achieve from the current rate of 25 percent to 40 percent.  This bill was passed by indefinitely.

Senate Courts of Justice

Passed Legislation:

SB 1172 (Eminent domain; appraisals) adds state agencies (as defined in § 25-238) to the list of condemning authorities not required to conduct an appraisal of property to be condemned if the value of such property is less than $10,000, based on objective evidence.  This bill is a recommendation of the Joint Subcommittee Studying Eminent Domain Issues.

SB 1247 (Regulation of land-disturbing activity) requires the person who will be in charge of and responsible for carrying out land-disturbing activities have a certificate of competence issued by the Board of Soil and Water Conservation.  The identification of a certified individual is a prerequisite for the approval of an erosion and sediment control plan.

Failed Legislation:

SB 1123, 1171, 1173, 1174, 1175 (Eminent domain).  Bills included legislation such as payment to a condemnee for attorneys and appraisers incurred during litigation if they prevailed, mandatory mediation, and another which would have required public service constructing a 765-kV overhead electric line to offer to purchase any dwelling house that resides within 200 feet of the right-of-way.

House and Senate Education

Passed Legislation:

HB 2565 (Advantage Virginia Incentive Program) revises the focus of the Advantage Virginia Incentive Program, i.e., a program focused on and designed to provide scholarships for job training.  This bill changes "occupational areas where there is a high demand for workers" to "qualified jobs," which is defined as jobs that are in high demand in the Commonwealth and designated as such by the Virginia Workforce Council.  The bill deletes the requirement that the qualified jobs must be located in high unemployment areas and replaces the requirement with a provision that students who attended high schools located in high unemployment areas will be given preferences in selecting beneficiaries for the Advantage Virginia Incentive Program.

House and Senate Finance

Passed Legislation:

HJ 503 (Constitutional amendment; property tax exemptions) allows local governing bodies to grant tax exemptions for property used for charitable and certain other purposes by local ordinance subject to restrictions and conditions as provided by general law enacted by the General Assembly.  The present Constitution allows the General Assembly to exempt such property by classification or by designation by a three-fourths vote in each house.

SB 1086 (Admissions tax; New Kent County) allows New Kent County to levy an admissions tax.

SB 1242 (Real property partial exemptions & tax credits; fees for) authorizes localities to charge fees that do not exceed $125 for residential properties, or $250 for commercial, industrial, and apartment properties of six units or more for processing applications for certain partial exemptions and tax credits on real property taxes for certain rehabilitated, renovated, or replacement residential and commercial structures.

Failed Legislation:

There are a number of bills that would have returned a portion of the state income tax back to localities; they will be studied over the summer.  It's a beginning....

The Senate rejected bills which established the process for using Tobacco Settlement money in the General Funds, allowing the next phase of the car tax reimbursement (SB 841, SB 1180).

In addition, there were a fair number of bills that would replace personal property tax with some other form of revenue.  These bills are being held for study.

House and Senate General Laws

Passed Legislation:

HB 2344 (Statewide Building Code; inspection warrants) establishes the authority for the issuance of inspection warrants for the enforcement of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code under certain circumstances.

HB 2693 (Workforce Council; membership) adds a representative of health care employers to the Virginia Workforce Council.

HB 2712 (Overtime compensation for firefighters and EMTs) requires firefighters, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, ambulance personnel, rescue workers, and hazardous materials workers to be paid overtime at a rate of not less than one and one-half times the employee's regular rate of pay for all hours of work in excess of 53 hours in a seven-day work period or 212 hours in a 28-day work period, or for work periods adopted between seven and 28 days, the number of hours which bears the same relationship to 212 as the number of days in the work period bears to 28. For purposes of computing fire protection employees' entitlement to overtime compensation for regularly scheduled work hours, all hours in which an employee works or is in a paid status shall be counted as hours of work.  This is similar to the bill which was defeated during last Session.

HB 2788 (Appointment of standing grievance panel in certain counties) provides that in any county with the county manager form of government (Henrico County), the final step of its grievance procedure shall provide for a hearing before an impartial panel consisting of one member appointed by the grievant, one member appointed by the county manager or his designee, and a third member appointed in a manner determined by the board of supervisors.

SB 1006 (Spot blight abatement)  allows the use of the spot blight abatement procedures anywhere in a locality, whether inside or outside of a conservation or redevelopment area.

SB 1233 (Statewide Building Code; effect on local ordinances) Restricts localities from incorporating certain building design requirements in their local zoning ordinances by providing that the USBC supercedes such ordinances.  The bill also specifies that the USBC does not supercede (i) proffered conditions accepted as a part of a rezoning application, conditions imposed upon the grant of special exceptions, special or conditional use permits or variances; (ii) land use requirements in airport or highway overlay districts, or historic districts; or (iii) local flood plain regulations adopted as a condition of participation in the National Flood Insurance Program.  This bill is a recommendation of the Housing Study Commission.

SB 1322 (Freedom of Information Act; exempts certain elect) clarifies that separately contacting the membership, or any part thereof, of any public body for the purpose of ascertaining a member's position with respect to the transaction of public business, whether such contact is done in person, by telephone or by electronic communication is not prohibited, provided the contact is done on a basis that does not constitute a meeting as defined by FOIA.  The bill also clarifies that any electronic communication generated by the separate contacts is still a "public record" under FOIA.

Failed Legislation:

HB 1931 (Public Procurement Act; use of best value concepts) prohibits public bodies from using best value to require contractors to pay wage rates established by the public body.

HB 1692 and HB 2386 are two bills which addressed religious freedom, prohibiting localities from burdening the free exercise of religion.  HB 1692 was extremely broad and the "burden" could have easily been left to one's imagination.  The patron of HB 2386 was finally persuaded to lay his bill aside, allowing the new federal statute which addresses this same issue an opportunity to work.

House Health Welfare and Institutions

Passed Legislation:

HB 2726 (Health; on-site sewage evaluations) requires, notwithstanding any other provision of law or the provisions of any local ordinance, that counties, cities and towns, in the administration of their own ordinances, must comply with the time limits that currently apply in state law to the Department of Health in performing a field check of private evaluations and designs for single lots or for subdivision, residential development.  The Department of Health is required to evaluate and approve or deny a request for an on-site sewage permit for a single lot construction permit within 15 days of the request and to evaluate and approve or deny a request for multiple lot certification letters or subdivision review within 60 days of the request.

Senate Local Government

Passed Legislation:

SB 817 (Mandatory connection to water and sewage systems) allows Goochland County to require connection to its water and sewage systems by owners of property that may be served by such systems if the property, at the time of installation of such system, does not have a then-existing, correctable or replaceable domestic supply of potable water and a system for the disposal of sewage adequate to prevent the contraction or spread of diseases.  The provisions as they apply to Goochland County shall become effective on July 1, 2002.  This bill is identical to HB 2312.

SB 874 (Conditional zoning) provides that localities shall not include, as part of the conditional zoning process, conditions that require the applicant to create a property owners' association and that require members of a property owners' association to pay an assessment for the maintenance of public facilities owned in fee by the public entity, including open space, parks, schools, and fire departments.

SB 876 (Payment by subdivider of pro rata share of certain costs) amends provisions that currently allow a locality to provide in its subdivision ordinance for payment by a subdivider or developer of land of the pro rata share of the cost of providing certain sewerage, water, and drainage facilities by providing that when a locality determines the proportionate share that shall be borne by each subdivider or developer within an area, such share shall be limited to the amount necessary to protect water quality based upon the pollutant loading caused by the subdivision or development.

SB 877 (Capital Region Airport Commission) provides that the Commission will appoint an airport administrator to be its "president and chief executive officer." The bill also allows the Commission greater flexibility in issuing bonds.  This bill is identical to HB 2479.

SB 881 (Charter; Chesterfield County) updates old references to Title 15.1 with current Title 15.2 references.

SB 914 (Incorporation of regulations and amendments by local ordinances) provides that when localities are empowered to incorporate by reference state regulations into a local ordinance, any ordinance incorporating by reference state regulations may include future amendments to the state regulations provided such intent is specifically stated in such ordinance.  The same authority already exists with regard to state statutes.

House Militia and Police

Passed Legislation:

HB 2170 (Parking regulation) allows the counties of Hanover, Henrico, and Chesterfield to increase parking fines, not to exceed $75, the proceeds from which shall be paid into the locality's general fund.

Failed Legislation:

After long and heated debates, HB 1969 (Local control of firearms), which would have prohibited localities from adopting regulations regarding the possession of firearms other than those authorized by statute, was laid to rest in the House chamber the last day of session.

House and Senate Privileges and Elections

Passed Legislation:

SB 1275 (Reporting requirements of Campaign Finance Disclosure Act) (i) authorizes the State Board and the appropriate local election official to review disclosure reports for completeness and request additional information; (ii) provides for the jurisdiction of the appropriate attorney for the Commonwealth for statewide and other campaigns; (iii) authorizes the State Board or appropriate local election official to assess and collect the civil penalty for violations of the reporting requirements before referring the violation to the attorney for the Commonwealth; (iv) provides for payment of civil penalties collected at the local level to the locality; and (v) provides for public notice on the Internet of violations by candidates for statewide office or the General Assembly involving the failure to file a required report by the required deadline.

SB1277 (Campaign Finance Disclosure Act; reports of contributions and expenditures) incorporates recommendations by the joint subcommittee studying campaign finance reform pursuant to HJR 213 and SJR 80 (2000).  The changes include: (i) clarifying the information required on occupation and place of business for individual and other contributors; (ii) requiring specific information on expenditures made by credit card payments; and (iii) requiring reports for state-wide and General Assembly candidates to be received by the State Board by the filing deadline either by mail or by fax with an original copy mailed and postmarked by the filing deadline. 

SB 1320  (Local meals tax) provides that in those counties where a referendum is required to impose the local meals tax, the question on the ballot for the referendum shall include language stating for what projects and/or purposes the revenues collected from the tax are to be used, if the resolution of the board of supervisors or the petition initiating such referendum states for what projects and/or purposes the revenues collected from the tax are to be used.

Failed Legislation:

HJ 190 (Constitutional amendment; Transportation Trust Fund) would have prohibited the “raiding” of the Transportation Trust Fund by the General Assembly for nontransportation purposes.

SJ 366 (Constitutional amendment; county borrowing authority) would have amended § 10 of Article VII of the Virginia Constitution to grant counties the same borrowing authority as cities and towns.  The primary changes are to (i) apply a ceiling of 10 percent of assessed real estate valuation to county borrowing and (ii) eliminate the requirement of a voter referendum that currently applies to most county bond issues.

House and Senate Rules

Passed Legislation:

HJ 604 (Study; regulations of fire/EMS departments) establishes a joint subcommittee to study the feasibility and appropriateness of streamlining the various regulations governing volunteer fire departments and EMS services and the capability of these units to respond to traffic crashes on major highways in sparsely populated areas.

HJ 622 (Study; Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act) requests the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to conduct a two-year study of the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act.  The study is to include (i) an analysis of the costs and benefits of expanding the requirements of the Act to localities that are outside Tidewater and (ii) an evaluation of the effectiveness of the Chesapeake Bay Local Assistance Department and Board in carrying out the Act.

HJ 671(Study; Creation of Commission on Growth and Economic Development) creates a commission to study issues surrounding growth and economic development.  The commission shall examine (i) the adequacy of current revenue resources to meet existing and future infrastructure needs; (ii) consider the recommendations of the Commission on Virginia's State and Local Tax Structure for the 21st Century; (iii) consider the revitalization needs of inner-city areas and older suburbs to facilitate more efficient use of the existing infrastructure and improve the quality of life for many Virginians; (iv) review the development of abandoned or unused sites (brownfields) to enhance the economic vitality of communities in which they are located; and (v) determine appropriate means by which open space and individual property rights may be preserved, as well as broad-based funding mechanisms for accomplishing preservation goals.  This bill originated from the Chamber of Commerce.

HJ 771 (Study; wastewater management) establishes a joint subcommittee to study the organization, structure, regulations, and policies of the Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Quality relating to the management and treatment of wastewater.  The study shall examine (i) the policies and procedures of the Departments of Health and Environmental Quality relating to the management and treatment of wastewater, particularly in relation to permitting and regulating various treatment, disposal and reuse technologies; (ii) the overlap in various sets of regulations of the Departments; (iii) the length of time taken in promulgating regulations; (iv) the need for wastewater treatment expertise at senior levels of management and on the Board of Health and the State Water Control Board; (v) the best way to streamline the regulations and permitting process, including the consolidation of responsibilities into one agency; and (vi) such other issues as deemed necessary.

SJ 336 (Study; distracted drivers) requests the Department of Motor Vehicles to study the dangers imposed by distracted drivers and to specifically examine the use of telecommunications devices by motor vehicle operators.  In conducting the study, the Department shall consider all types of distractions affecting drivers, including, but not limited to, telecommunication devices used by motorists, and assess the dangers posed to highway safety by distractions.  The Department shall conduct this study in consultation with representatives of state and local law enforcement, the telecommunications industry, the insurance industry, and any other appropriate highway safety organizations.  The Department must submit its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the 2002 Session of the General Assembly.

SJ 396 (Study; high-speed rail service between Virginia & North Carolina) establishes the Virginia-North Carolina Interstate High-Speed Rail Commission to study the desirability and feasibility of establishing high-speed passenger rail service between Virginia and North Carolina.  Virginia-North Carolina.  The Virginia component of the Commission shall consist of six legislative members In conducting the study, the Commission shall conduct such meetings, tours of inspection, and public hearings as appropriate to determine the desirability and feasibility of establishing high-speed passenger rail service between Virginia and North Carolina, including connecting rail lines in Hampton Roads.  If the Commission determines that such rail service is desirable and feasible, it shall consider and recommend legislative action necessary to facilitate the establishment of high-speed passenger rail service and connecting rail lines in Virginia; determine necessary levels of funding; and identify the sources of such funds.  The Commission must submit its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the 2003 Session of the General Assembly.

SJ 438 (Study; implementation of local erosion and sediment control programs) directs the Commission Studying the Future of Virginia's Environment to study the implementation of local erosion and sediment control programs and local stormwater management programs.  In conducting the study, the Commission shall examine (i) the consistency of local erosion and sediment control ordinances with the Erosion and Sediment Control Law; (ii) the adequacy of local stormwater management programs and the consistency of such programs with the Stormwater Management Act; and (iii) the implementation of erosion and sediment control programs and stormwater management programs by local governments, including a review of local program administration, plan review, inspection and enforcement. The Commission shall also make recommendations as to ways to ensure that local erosion and sediment control programs and local stormwater management programs are consistent across jurisdictional lines and ways to improve existing erosion and sediment control programs and stormwater management programs.  The Commission must report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the 2002 Session of the General Assembly.

Failed Legislation:

HJ 736 (Constitutional amendment; legislative sessions) would have delayed the start of each regular General Assembly Session by two weeks.  State revenues to localities would be pushed back as well.

House Science and Technology

Passed Legislation:

HB 2094 (Telecommunications services-Granting of franchises) provides that prior to granting certain franchises, municipalities shall advertise the proposed ordinance two successive weeks, rather than four.  Other amendments clarify the method for receiving bids for franchises.

HJ 805 (Virginia Biotechnology Month) designates October, in 2001 and in each succeeding year, as Virginia Biotechnology Month.

House and Senate Transportation

Passed Legislation:

HB 1645 (Subdivision streets) changes from July 1, 1988, to July 1, 1990, the date by which subdivision streets had to be open to the public in order to be eligible to be taken into the state secondary system.

HB 1966 (Urban system highway funds) authorizes cities and towns to use up to one-third of their allocation of urban system highway funds for debt service on bonds or costs to be incurred on approved urban projects.  Under current law, one-third of the urban system highway funds allocated to a city or town may be used to reimburse the city or town for debt service and costs already paid.

HB 2018 ("Pave-in-Place" program) repeals the July 1, 2001, "sunset" on VDOT's "Pave-in-Place" program.

HB 2019, SB 1291  (“Photo-toll" toll payment photo-monitoring program) allows operators of toll facilities to send vehicle owners bills or invoices prior to pursuing other remedies provided for collecting unpaid tolls.

HB 2044, SB 1050 (Value engineering) increases from $2 million to $5 million the minimum cost of highway projects in connection with which value engineering must be used by the Department of Transportation.

HB 2045, SB 1051 (Highway projects cancelled by counties) requires counties that cancel secondary system highway construction or improvement projects included in their six-year plans to reimburse the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) for funds expended for planning, engineering, right-of-way acquisition, demolition, relocation, and construction.  The bill also allows the CTB to waive the reimbursement.

HB 2049, SB 1045 (Secondary highways; resumption of responsibilities by counties) allows counties to resume responsibility for some or all of state secondary highways within their boundaries.

HB 2082 (Tree-trimming policies of Commonwealth Transportation Board) requires the Commonwealth Transportation Board to adopt policies governing the trimming of roadside trees that do not adversely affect highway operations, maintenance, or safety.  These policies would apply to pruning and trimming trees by the employees and agents of and contractors with the Virginia Department of Transportation.  These policies must be consistent with generally accepted standards.

HB 2303, SB 1052 (VDOT contracts) mandates that Virginia Department of Transportation contracts require that contractors comply with all requirements, conditions, and terms of such contracts, including environmental permits that are part of the contracts.  If a contractor violates a contract provision that results in environmental damage or violates environmental laws or environmental permits, the Department may suspend the contractor from future bidding or initiate debarment.  In such cases, the Department may recover either (i) the loss or damage that the Department suffers as a result of such violation or (ii) any liquidated damages established in such contract plus (iii) reasonable attorney's fees and expert witness fees.

HB 2217, SB 861 (Use of highways by motorcycles.  Policy of the Commonwealth; use of highways by motorcycles) prohibits closure by political subdivisions of the Commonwealth of any highway to motorcycles if public funds were used in the highway's construction.

HB 2420, SB 1047 (Statewide Transportation Plan) requires the Secretary of Transportation to develop a statewide transportation plan with a 20-year horizon and update that plan at least every five years.

HB 2422, SB 1046 (Assist. commissioner for the environment, transportation planning) requires the Commonwealth Transportation Commissioner to employ an assistant commissioner for the environment, transportation planning, and regulatory affairs.

HB 2444 (Parking fines; personal property taxes on vehicles) allows local governing bodies to enter into regional compacts for the inter-jurisdictional enforcement of local parking and vehicular personal property tax ordinances.

HB 2717 (Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995; definitions) repeals the prohibition on considering "rail mass transit facilities owned by an interstate compact agency" to be transportation facilities for purposes of the Act.

HJ 624 (VDOT's Intelligent Transportation System) encouraging the Virginia Department of Transportation to continue implementing its Intelligent Transportation System, known as Smart Travel, and to draft guidelines for that implementation in consultation with localities.

SB 1049 (Powers and duties of Commonwealth Transportation Board [CTB]) allows the Commonwealth Transportation Board to award contracts for the construction of transportation projects on a design-build basis.  The Board may annually award five design-build contracts valued at no more than $20 million.  The Board may also award design-build contracts valued at more than $20 million, provided that no more than five of these latter contracts are in force at the same time.  The bill also requires the CTB to recommend to the General Assembly objective criteria to be used by the CTB in selecting those transportation projects to be advanced from the feasibility to the construction stage.  These criteria must include requirements for prequalification of contractors and competitive bidding processes.  The contracts have to be of such size and scope as to encourage competition.  If such criteria are enacted into law, the criteria will apply to the interstate, primary, and urban systems of highways.

SB 1053 (Asset management by Department of Transportation [VDOT]) provides a definition of "asset management" and requires VDOT to implement outcome-based asset management practices in operating, maintaining, and upgrading state highways.

SB 1312 (Overhead highway obstructions) requires installation of warning signs in advance of overhead highway structures that are 14 feet tall or less instead of 13 feet, 6 inches or less.

SB 1318 (Vehicles used to transport municipal solid waste) allows local governing bodies to adopt ordinances to regulate commercial motor vehicles used to transport municipal solid waste by prohibiting their being parked at locations other than those specified in their ordinances and requiring leak-proof construction of their cargo compartments. The term "municipal solid waste" would have the meaning provided by regulation by the Virginia Waste Management Board.  Penalties could be no more stringent than those allowed for traffic infractions (fine up to $200).

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Status of Bills Tracked

Highlighted bills denote (contentious) issues tracked by VML/VACo.  The following is a list showing those bills that failed, those that were passed by indefinitely (PBI), those passed by for the day (PBD), for which legislation a fiscal impact statement was later requested (FIS), and the chamber in which the final action occurred (H = House, S=Senate).

House Agriculture

HB 1781 Governor's Development Opportunity Fund. H: TABLED IN APPROPRIATIONS
HB 2667 Siting of landfills. S: SUBSTITUTE PASSED; H: AGREED – ENROLLED

Senate Agriculture, Conservation & Nat

SB 821 Expansion of the jurisdiction of Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act.S: PBI
SB 1063 Allocation of funds from the Virginia Land Conservation Fund. S: STRICKEN
SB 1087 Chesapeake Bay 2000 agreement annual report. ENROLLED
SB 1196 Allocation of funds from the Virginia Land Conservation Fund.
S: STRICKEN
SB 1243 Nontidal wetlands; effective date.
ENROLLED
SB 1256
Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act; civil penalties. (notes!) S: FAILED
SB 1272
Nontidal wetlands. S: STRICKEN
SB 1285 Discharges to state waters; notification required
. ENROLLED
SB 1335 Siting of landfills. S: STRICKEN
SB 1344
Siting of landfills. ENROLLED
SB 1345 Drainage easements. S: left in transportation

House Appropriations

HB 1781 Governor's Development Opportunity Fund.H: TABLED
HB 1977
Salaries of instructional personnel. H: TABLED
HB 2180
Tobacco Indemnification & Community Revitalization Commission. H & S: CONFERence committee report AGREED TO - ENROLLED
HB 2181 Tobacco Indemnification & Community Revitalization Commission. ENROLLED
HB 2818
Budget Bill; Governor's submission. H: PBI

House Counties, Cities & Towns

HB 1554 Industrial development authorities. APPROVED BY GOV.
HB 1630
Preservation of historical sites and architectural areas. H: TABLED
HB 1634 Cutting of grass and weeds.
ENROLLED
HB 1673 Clustering of single-family detached dwellings.
H: TO STUDY COMMITTEE
HB 1681 Regional Industrial Facilities Act.
ENROLLED
HB 1794 Local government taxing authority.
H: TABLED
HB 1805 Salaries and benefits of town council members and mayors. APPROVED BY GOV.
HB 1825 Condemnation by localities. ENROLLED
HB 1829 Impact fees for residential development. H: LEFT IN CCT
HB 1834 Local budget reports. H: TABLED
HB 1948 Clustering of dwellings. H: TO STUDY COMMITTEE
HB 2186 Bonds issued by industrial development authorities. H: TABLED
HB 2312 Mandatory connection to water and sewage systems. ENROLLED
HB 2314 Blighted structures in certain cities. S: STRICKEN
HB 2358 Regulation and inspection of septic tanks in counties. ENROLLED
HB 2410
Issuance of building permits based on capital improvements. H: LEFT IN CCT
HB 2433 Notification to localities of state construction. ENROLLED
HB 2476 Disclosure of proffered cash payments and expenditures. ENROLLED
HB 2477 Capital Region Airport Commission. STRICKEN
HB 2697
Full public disclosure of gifts and donations in certain counties. H: PBI
HB 2702
Zoning amendments. H: LEFT IN CCT 
HB 2716
Appointment of governing body members to certain offices. H: TABLED
HB 2726
Health; on-site sewage evaluations. ENROLLED
HB 2758
Return of local surplus funds. ENROLLED
HB 2779 Public notice and hearing for certain residential uses. H: STRICKEN
HB 2850 Annexation. ENROLLED
HB 2862 Local governing body may establish a "living wage". H: PBI

House Chesapeake and its Tributaries

HB 2292 Nontidal wetlands; effective date. H: FIS-VDOT; ENROLLED
HB 2572 Nontidal wetland program. H: PBI  
HB 2826
Condemnation of wetlands. H: PBI

House Corps, Ins. & Banking

HB 1611 Local emergency telecommunications requirements. fis-dpb - ENROLLED
HB 1801
Enterprise Zone Act; creation of zones, tax credit limit. S:FIS-TAX; LEFT IN FINANCE
HB 1902 Local telephone companies. S: FIS-SCC; ENROLLED
HB 1935
Municipal electric utilities; restructuring. ENROLLED
HB 1940 Utility Consumer Services Cooperatives; self-regulation. H: FIS-SCC; PBI
HB 2156 Telephone solicitation practices. H: STRICKEN
HB 2268 Notice of proposed location of utility lines. H :FIS-SCC; ENROLLED
HB 2362 Telemarketing; blocking caller ID prohibited.  H: PBI
HB 2427 Telephone Privacy Protection Act.  H: FIS-DPB; ENROLLED
HB 2462 Telephone Solicitation Act. H: PBI
HB 2470 Electric utility restructuring; green power. H: STRICKEN
HB 2472 Electric utility restructuring; renewable energy ENROLLED
HB 2759
Environmental impact analysis for electric utility facilities. H:  PBI
HB 2853 Electric utility restructuring; rate caps and wires charges. H: PBI

House & Senate Commerce & Labor

SB 896 Municipal electric utilities; restructuring. ENROLLED
SB 926
Telephone Solicitation Act. S: PBI
SB 1089 Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act. S: FAILED
SB 1090 Underground Utility Damage Prevention Special Fund. ENROLLED
SB 1124 Location of utility easements. ENROLLED
SB 1130 Enterprise zone real property investment tax credit. S: LEFT IN FINANCE
SB 1258 Electric restructuring; capped rates & wires charges for localities. ENROLLED
SB 1295
Telephone Privacy Protection Act. H: AMENDMENT PASSED; S: AGREED - ENROLLED
SB 1317 Employee-employer cooperation act. S: PBI
SB 1349
Wireless Enhanced Public Safety Telephone Service Act. ENROLLED

House Conservation and Natural Resources

HB 1873 Voluntary remediation of contaminated properties. S: PASSED W/ AM; H: ADOPTED - ENROLLED
HB 1875 Open burning. ENROLLED
HB 2006 Chesapeake Bay Local Assistance Board. H: STRICKEN
HB 2292
Nontidal wetlands; effective date. S: PASSED; FIS-VDOT - ENROLLED
HB 2384 Wetlands mitigation. H: STRICKEN
HB 2639
Water Quality Improvement Fund. H: TABLED IN APPS
HB 2667 Siting of landfills. ENROLLED
HB 2765 Solid waste recycling rate. H: PBI
HB 2796 Natural Resources Policy Act; created. H: PBI
HB 2827 Sewage sludge. S: PASSED W/ AM; H: ADOPTED - ENROLLED

House & Senate Courts of Justice

HB 1692 Religious & charitable matters; affirmation of religious freedom. H: STRICKEN
HB 1827 Death penalty. H: PBI
HB 1831 Writ of error. H: FAILED
HB 1889 Time for filing of certain reports. ENROLLED
HB 2536 Electronic filing of documents. H: STRICKEN
SB 805 Indexing by tax map reference number. S: FAILED
SB 1123
Eminent domain; litigation expenses. S: PBI
SB 1171 Eminent domain; litigation expenses.
S: PBI
SB 1172 Eminent domain; appraisals.
ENROLLED
SB 1173 Eminent domain.
S: PBI
SB 1174 Eminent domain; construction of electrical transmission lines.
S: PBI
SB 1175 Mandatory mediation in eminent domain proceedings.
S: PBI
SB 1247 Regulation of land-disturbing activity.
H: PASSED W/ AM; S: ADOPTED - ENROLLED

House & Senate Education

HB 1613 Posting of certain statement in schools. S: LEFT IN FINANCE
HB 2122 Graduation requirements. H: PBI
HB 2465 Nonpublic school students in Governor's Schools. H: STRICKEN
HB 2565 Advantage Virginia Incentive Program. S: PASSED

House Finance

HB 1553 Higher Education & Related Edu. Facilities Bond Act of 2001. H: STRICKEN
HB 1604 Higher Education & Related Edu. Facilities Bond Act of 2001. h: iNCORporated into HB 1747 & FAILED
HB 1635
Distribution of general funds to localities. H: TABLED
HB 1715 Delinquent real estate taxes; distribution of surplus after sale. S: ENROLLED
HB 1726 Higher Education and Economic Development Trust Fund. H: FIS-DPB;  S: LEFT IN FINANCE
HB 1727 Tobacco Settlement Financing Corporation Act. H: FIS-DPB;  S: LEFT IN FINANCE
HB 1747 Higher Education and Related Educational Facilities Bond Act of 2001. H: FAILED TO REPORT
HB 1830 Taxation; reassessments of real estate. S: PASSED W/ AM; H: ADOPTED - ENROLLED
HB 1908 Public School Authority; bonds and notes for grants. ENROLLED
HB 1934 Income tax; refund of surplus revenues. H: PBI-FIN
HB 1961 Income tax credits for educational expenses & contributions. H: STRICKEN
HB 1984 Motor fuel tax; rate increase. H: PBI
HB 1988 Income tax; taxable income of residents. H: PBI
HB 1994 Imposition and administration of income and property taxes. H: LEFT IN FIN
HB 1995 Sales and use tax; salary limits for certain organization's employees H:  TABLED
HB 2017 Localities' Share of Individual Income Tax Revenue Fund. H: TABLED
HB 2022 Land use assessment; extension of deadline. ENROLLED
HB 2036 State and local income tax. H: TABLED
HB 2124 Taxation; collection of local taxes. H: INCORporated into HB 1999 & ENROLLED
HB 2184
Technology and Biotechnology Research and Development Act; created. H: TABLED
HB 2224 Commonwealth Mass Transit Funds. S: FIS-DPB - ENROLLED
HB 2242 Sales and use tax on food purchased for human consumption. H: PBI
HB 2247 Limit on state debt. H: STRICKEN
HB 2248 Local sales and use tax; additional levy. H: PBI
HB 2249 Individual income tax; distributions to localities. H: TABLED
HB 2252 Reduced sales tax for certain clothing, footwear, and computers.H: INCORporated into HB 2511 & LEFT IN FINANCE
HB 2275 BPOL tax; license fees, rates and requirements. H:  TABLED
HB 2354 Income tax; employer-provided commuting benefits tax credit. H: TABLED
HB 2390 Park and Recreational Bond Act of 2001; created.
H: FIS-DPB; S: LEFT IN FINANCE
HB 2446 Distribution of portion of individual income tax revenues to local. H:  TABLED
HB 2459 Fuels tax refunds for rural mail carriers. H: STRICKEN
HB 2489 Local recordation tax rates. H: PBI
HB 2511 Sales tax exemption; school-related items. S: LEFT IN FIN
HB 2526 Local severance taxes. H: TABLED
HB 2619 Cultural Facilities Bond Act of 2001; created. H:  defeated
HB 2663 Classification of real property; land and improvements. ENROLLED
HB 2725
Sales tax; additional tax in No. Va. to fund transportation projects. H: FAILED
HB 2752
Income tax; deduction for volunteer firemen and rescue squad members. H: TABLED
HB 2753 Sales and use tax; food for human consumption. H: TABLED
HB 2767 Statewide referendum on continuation of state lottery. H: LEFT IN P&E
HB 2776 Sales and use tax; additional special local tax. CONFERENCE SUBSTITUTE PRINTED
HB 2806 Income tax; Broadband Internet Access Tax Credit. H: TABLED
HB 2832 Individual income tax; refunds. H: PBI
HB 2844
Income tax; refund of surplus revenues. H:  PBI
HB 2852 Income tax credit for tolls. H: PBI
HB 2861
Local option sales tax. H: LEFT IN FIN
HB 2867
State and local income tax. H: TABLED
HJ 503
Constitutional amendment; property tax exemptions.
S: SUBSTITUTE PASSED; H: AGREED - ENROLLED

Senate Finance

SB 783 Sales and use tax; food purchased for human consumption. S: LEFT IN FIN
SB 832 Telephone and enhanced 911 service taxes; exemptions. S: FAILED
SB 841 Tobacco Settlement Financing Corporation Act. S: FAILED; FIS-DPB
SB 842 Higher Education and Economic Development Trust Fund. S: FAILED;  FIS-DPB
SB 855 Local real estate taxes. H: TABLED
SB 882 Income taxes; personal exemption and standard deduction amounts. S: LEFT IN FIN
SB 883 Income tax; refund of surplus revenues. S: LEFT IN FIN
SB 1038 Collection of local taxes. S: LEFT IN FIN
SB 1073
Enterprise Zone Act; creation of zones.S: LEFT IN FIN
SB 1086 Admissions tax; New Kent County. ENROLLED
SB 1165 Distribution of portion of indiv. income tax revenues to localities. S: LEFT IN FIN
SB 1180 Tobacco Settlement Fund. S: LEFT IN FIN
SB 1205 Appeal of local real estate tax assessments. S: FAILED
SB 1218 Localities' Share of Individual Income Tax Revenue Fund. S: LEFT IN FIN
SB 1242 Real property partial exemptions & tax credits; fees for processing. H & S: CONFERENCE REPORT AGREED - ENROLLED
SB 1255 Sales use tax exemption; school-related items. S: LEFT IN FIN
SB 1260 Technology and Biotechnology Investment Act created. S: LEFT IN FIN
SB 1264 Sales tax on food purchased for human consumption. S: LEFT IN FIN
SB 1267 Lottery Proceeds Fund. S: LEFT IN FIN
SB 1310 Sales and use tax; limited exemption for certain clothing & footwear. S: LEFT IN FIN

House General Laws

HB 1692 Religious & charitable matters; affirmation of religious freedom. H: STRICKEN
HB 1865
Workforce Council; membership. H: INCORporated into HB 2693 - ENROLLED
HB 1931
Public Procurement Act; use of best value concepts. S: PBI
HB 1932 Conflict of Interests Act; persons required to file disclosure forms. ENROLLED
HB 2087 Fire and rescue zones. S: PASSED W/ AM; H: ADOPTED - ENROLLED
HB 2091 Freedom of Information Act; record exemption for personal info. H: STRICKEN, RECONS’D & LEFT IN HGL
HB 2234 Workforce Council; membership. H: INCORporated into HB 2693 - ENROLLED
HB 2243 Economic Development Partnership Authority; duties. H: STRICKEN
HB 2344 Statewide Building Code; inspection warrants. ENROLLED
HB 2386 Religious and charitable matters; religious freedom preserved. H: PBI
HB 2520 VDOT; procurement of professional services. (notes!) H: TABLED
HB 2660 Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act; exemption. H: STRICKEN
HB 2693 Workforce Council; membership. ENROLLED
HB 2700
Freedom of Information Act; working papers exemption. H: TABLED IN TRANPORTATION
HB 2712
Overtime compensation for firefighters and EMTs. S: AMENDMENT PASSED; H: AGREED - ENROLLED
HB 2716
Appointment of governing body members to certain offices. H: TABLED IN H CCT
HB 2788
Appointment of standing grievance panel in certain counties. ENROLLED

Senate General Laws

SB 887 Workforce Retraining Program and Fund. H: TABLED IN APPROPRIATIONS
SB 1006 Spot blight abatement. ENROLLED
SB 1047 Statewide Transportation Plan. H: FIS-VDOT; PASSED WITH AMENDMENT; S: CONCURRED - ENROLLED
SB 1176
Construction contract provisions for damages for delays. S: STRICKEN
SB 1213
Statewide transportation plan. S: INCORporated into SB 1047; H: FIS-VDOT; PASSED WITH AMENDMENT; S: CONCURRED - ENROLLED
SB 1230 VDOT; procurement of professional services. S: PBI
SB 1233 Statewide Building Code; effect on local ordinances. H: PASSED WITH AMENDMENT;  S: CONCURRED - ENROLLED
SB 1245 Geographic data and statewide base map data. H: PASSED W/ AM; S: CONCURRED - ENROLLED
SB 1322 Freedom of Information Act; exempts certain elect. communications. ENROLLED
SB 1336
Telecommuting Incentive Act created; Chief Info. Officer to report. S: LEFT IN FIN

House Health Welfare & Institutions

HB 2226 Tobacco Settlement Fund; tobacco compliance checks. S: FAILED TO REPORT IN FIN
HB 2432 Tobacco Settlement Fund; use for health care. S: STRICKEN
HB 2726
Health; on-site sewage evaluations.  ENROLLED
HB 2739
Comprehensive Services Act. H: STRICKEN
 

Senate Local Government

SB 817 Mandatory connection to water and sewage systems. Goochland H: PASSED W/ AMENDMENTS - ENROLLED
SB 874 Conditional zoning. H: PASSED W/ AM; S: CONCURRED - ENROLLED
SB 875 Capital Region Airport Commission. S: STRICKEN
SB 876 Payment by subdivider of pro rata share of certain costs. ENROLLED
SB 877 Capital Region Airport Commission. ENROLLED
SB 881 Charter; Chesterfield County. ENROLLED
SB 914 Incorporation of regulations and amendments by local ordinances. ENROLLED
SB 948 Zoning ordinance; low income, disabled or senior citizen dwellings. S: PBI
SB 1323 Planning and zoning. S: STRICKEN
SB 1326 Evaluation of highway construction impacts. S: PBI-TRANSP
SB 1355
Northern Virginia Transportation Authority. H: FIS-VDOT;DEFEATED

House Militia and Police

HB 1884 Use of certain communication devices by motor vehicle drivers. H: LEFT IN M&P
HB 1937 Drivers less than eighteen years old. H: PBI
HB 1969
Local control of firearms. S: COMM SUBST PRINTED; H: FAILED
HB 2170 Parking regulation.  ENROLLED

House Privileges & Elections

HB 1763 Prohibited campaign contributions; government contractors. H: TABLED
HJ 190
Constitutional amendment; Transportation Trust Fund. S: VOTE REJECTED
HJ 216 Constitutional amendment; Governor's time to act on bills. S: VOTE REJECTED
HJ 490 Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office. H: PBI
HJ 547 Consti. amend.; surplus revenues, refunds to taxpayers. H: PBI
HJ 609
Constitutional amendment; taxation, exemptions. H: PBI
HJ 811
Constitutional amendment; property exempt from taxation. H: INCORporated into HJ 609 - S: PBI

Senate Privileges & Elections

SB 646 Information on proposed constitutional amendments. ACTS OF ASSEMBLY CHAPTER TEXT
SB 1027 Assistant voter registrars. ENROLLED
SB 1107 Election districts and voting precincts. ENROLLED - EMERGENCY
SB 1275 Reporting requirements of Campaign Finance Disclosure Act. H & S: CONFERENCE REPORT AGREED - ENROLLED  
SB 1277 Campaign Finance Disclosure Act; reports of contribution H: PASSED W/ AM; S: ADOPTED - ENROLLED
SB 1320 Local meals tax. ENROLLED
SJ 305 United States Constitution; Equal Rights Amendment.  S: FAILED
SJ 366
Constitutional amendment; county borrowing authority. H: FAILED
SJ 398 Constitutional amendment; local sources of revenues. S: PBI
SJ 418 Constitutional amendment; taxation, exemptions. S: LEFT IN FINANCE

House Rules

HB 2341 Allocation of funds from Land Conservation Fund.H: STRICKEN
HB 2695
Budget bills; restrictions, Virginia Investment Act of 2001. H: PBI
HB 2700
Freedom of Information Act; working papers exemption. H: TABLED IN GENERAL LAWS
HB 2709
Governor; Budget Bill. H: TABLED
HJ 526
Study; Va-Maryland-DC Joint Legislative Commission Interstate Transp. S: 3RD READING
HJ 570 Study; Standards of Learning assessments. H: TABLED
HJ 587 Study; MAPS. H: TABLED

HJ 604
Study; ; regulations of fire/EMS departments. H & S: CONFERENCE REPORT AGREED TO
HJ 622 Study; Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act. (notes!) S: REPORTED WITH SUBST; H: AGREED
HJ 624
VDOT's Intelligent Transportation System.  S: 3RD READING
HJ 671
Study; Creation of Commission on Growth and Economic Development. S & H: CONFERENCE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE AGREED
HJ 685
Study; joint subcommittee to revise the state tax code. S: SUBSTITUTE PASSED; H: AGREED
HJ 771
Study; wastewater management. S: PASSED WITH SUBST ; H: AGREED
HJ 803
Study; living wage for state employees. H: TABLED

Senate Rules

SJ 325 Importation of municipal solid waste. S: LEFT IN RULES
SJ 336 Study; use of telecommunication devices by drivers. H: PASSED WITH AMENDMENT; S: AGREED
SJ 372
Study; Metro Hampton Roads Reg Urban Services Study Comm. H: FAILED
SJ 373 Study; future of Virginia's environment. H: SUBSTITUTE PASSED; S: AGREED
SJ 382 Study; Commonwealth Competition Council. H: PASSED WITH AMENDMENT; S: AGREED
SJ 386 Streamlined Sales Tax Project. S: STRICKEN
SJ 387 Study; recommendations of Comm. St. and Local Tax Str. H: SUBSTITUTE PASSED; S: AGREED
SJ 396 Study; high-speed rail service between Virginia & North Carolina. BY 10/20/02(notes!) H:PASS WITH SUBSTITUTE; S: AGREED
SJ 438
Study; implementation of local erosion and sediment control programs. H: AMENDMENT PASSED; S: AGREED - ENROLLED

House Science & Technology  

HB 1691 Internet access in public schools. ENROLLED
HB 1713 Telecommuting Incentive Act; created. ENROLLED
HB 1943 Secretary of Administration; creation of teleworking pilot program. H: INCORporated into HB 1713 - ENROLLED
HB 2025 Publication of comprehensive telecommunications directory. H: TABLED
HB 2094 Telecommunications services.  ENROLLED
HB 2187 Local governing bodies to deliver public notices electronically.S: STRICKEN
HB 2382 Internet Privacy Protection Act; created. H: TABLED
HB 2387 Computer Information Transactions Act; consumer protection. H & S: CONF COMMITTEE SUBSTITUE AGREED TO
HB 2412 Computer Information Transactions Act. S: PASSED W/ AM; H: AGREED - ENROLLED
HJ 805
Virginia Biotechnology Month. S: PASSED W/ AM; H: AGREED - ADOPTED

House Transportation

HB 1615 Overweight vehicles. H: STRICKEN
HB 1618 Driver's under 18. H: PBI IN M&P
HB 1619 Vehicles owned by local governments. H: TABLED
HB 1629 Use of wireless communications devices while driving.  H: LEFT IN M & P
HB 1645 Subdivision streets. H: ENROLLED
HB 1650 Drainage easements. H: PBI
HB 1670 Distribution of funds in highway condemnation cases.  H: TABLED
HB 1672 Safety lap belts and shoulder harnesses.  H: PBI-M&P
HB 1676 Subdivision streets. H: INCORporated into HB1645  - ENROLLED
HB 1695 Subdivision streets. H: INCORporated into HB1645  - ENROLLED
HB 1872 Vehicle speed and stopping distance tables. ENROLLED
HB 1965 Allocation of urban highway system construction funds. H: STRICKEN
HB 1966 Urban system highway funds. ENROLLED
HB 1990 Transportation revenue bonds; NOVA Transportation District Program. S: LEFT IN FIN
HB 2018
"Pave-in-Place" program. ENROLLED
HB 2019 "Photo-toll" toll payment photo-monitoring program. ENROLLED
*
HB 2044 Value engineering. ENROLLED
*HB 2045 Highway projects cancelled by counties.
S: PASSED W/ AM; H: AGREED; FIS-DPB - ENROLLED
*HB 2046 Vehicle weight limits; liquidated damages, weighing vehicles. ENROLLED
*HB 2047 Asset management by VDOT. H: FAILED
*HB 2048 Powers and duties of Comm. Transp. Board (CTB). H: FAILED
*HB 2049 Secondary highways; resumption of responsibilities by counties. ENROLLED
HB 2082 Tree-trimming regulations of Commonwealth Transportation Board. ENROLLED
HB 2110 Chesterfield County Toll Road Authority. H: STRICKEN
HB 2173 Play on highways. ENROLLED
HB 2214 Local vehicle licenses. H: STRICKEN
HB 2217 Use of highways by motorcycles. ENROLLED
HB 2291 Subdivision streets. H: STRICKEN
*HB 2303 VDOT contracts. ENROLLED
HB 2361 Richmond Metropolitan Authority; maintenance of facilities, etc. H: STRICKEN
HB 2368 Public-Private Transportation Act; imp of tolls on certain facilities. H: FAILED TO REPORT
HB 2381 Drivers less than eighteen years old. H: STRICKEN
HB 2418 Submission of claims to Department of Transportation. ENROLLED
*HB 2420 Statewide Transportation Plan. S: PASSED W/ AM; H: AGREED - ENROLLED
HB 2444 Parking fines; personal property taxes on vehicles. ENROLLED
HB 2520
VDOT; procurement of professional services.  H: TABLED
HB 2587
Northern Virginia Transportation District Program. H: STRICKEN
*
HB 2649 Overweight permits; trucks hauling concrete. ENROLLED
HB 2671 Special transportation/taxing district. S: PASSED
HB 2706
Truck covers. ENROLLED
HB 2717
Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995; definitions. ENROLLED
HB 2736
VDOT; reimbursement for certain lost revenues. H: TABLED
HB 2740
Department of Transportation review of transp. needs; report data. H: TABLED
HJ 190
Constitutional amendment; Transportation Trust Fund. S: REJECTED
HJ 624 VDOT's Intelligent Transportation System. S: PASSED
HJ 797
Interstate Route 64 median. S: LEFT IN RULES

Senate Transportation

*SB 1045 Secondary highways; resumption of responsibilities by counties. ENROLLED
SB 1046 Assist. commissioner for the environment, transportation planning.
ENROLLED
SB 1047 Statewide Transportation Plan.
ENROLLED
*SB 1049 Powers and duties of Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB).
ENROLLED
*
SB 1050 Value engineering. ENROLLED
*SB 1051 Highway projects cancelled by counties.
ENROLLED
*SB 1052 VDOT contracts.
ENROLLED
SB 1053 Asset management by Department of Transportation (VDOT). S: ENGROSSED; FIS-DPB
*
SB 1097 Vehicle weight limits; liquidated damages, etc.  ENROLLED
*
SB 1213 Statewide transportation plan. INCORPORATED IN SB1047 - ENROLLED
SB 1230
VDOT; procurement of professional services. S: PBI IN GENERL LAWS
SB 1291 "Photo-toll" toll payment photo-monitoring program. ENROLLED
SB 1312
Overhead highway obstructions. ENROLLED
SB 1318 Vehicles used to transport municipal solid waste. H: PASSED WITH AMENDMENT; S: AGREED - ENROLLED
SB 1326 Evaluation of highway construction impacts. S: PBI
SB 1329 Provisional driver's licenses.  H: PASSED WITH COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE; S: AGREED - ENROLLED
SB 1343
Overweight permits; trucks hauling concrete. ENROLLED
SB 1357
Restricted driver's licenses for persons who are 18 or 19 years old. ENROLLED s: incorporated into sb 1329 - ENROLLED
 

Governor’s Transportation Package-noted with *

Includes the following bills:

HB 2044 Value engineering.  ENROLLED
HB 2045 Highway projects cancelled by counties.
ENROLLED
HB 2046 Vehicle weight limits; liquidated damages, weighing vehicles.
H: FIS-DPB; ENROLLED
HB 2047 Asset management by VDOT.
H: FAILED
HB 2048 Powers and duties of Comm. Transp. Board (CTB).
H: FAILED
HB 2049 Secondary highways; resumption of responsibilities by counties.
ENROLLED
HB 2303 VDOT contracts.
ENROLLED
HB 2420 Statewide Transportation Plan.
ENROLLED
HB 2649 Overweight permits; trucks hauling concrete.
ENROLLED
SB 1045 Secondary highways; resumption of responsibilities by counties.
ENROLLED
SB 1049 Powers and duties of Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB).
ENROLLED
SB 1050 Value engineering.
ENROLLED
SB 1051 Highway projects cancelled by counties.
ENROLLED
SB 1052 VDOT contracts.
ENROLLED

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