Transportation funding for N. Va.; imposition of taxes and fees by localities for transportation. (SB5012)

Introduced By

Sen. Chuck Colgan (D-Manassas) with support from co-patron Sen. John Chichester (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Supplemental transportation funding for Northern Virginia. Permits the localities that are members of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority to impose additional local taxes and fees to be used by the Authority for transportation projects in the localities. The additional taxes and fees are: (i) a local sales and use tax at the rate of 0.50%; (ii) a local grantors tax at a rate of $0.30 per $100 of the value of the real estate being recorded, with revenue from $0.20 per $100 being appropriated to the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority and revenue from $0.10 per $100 being returned to the locality for use for local or regional transportation projects; and (iii) a transient occupancy tax at a rate of 5%. All moneys received by the Authority from these additional taxes and fees shall be used for the primary benefit of those localities imposing all of the additional taxes and fees. The membership of the Authority is altered to provide for two additional members from the House of Delegates; one additional member from the Senate; and a mayor from a town within a county that is a member of the Authority. The Authority shall use all the revenues generated by the bill as follows: 1. An amount shall be distributed in each fiscal year to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to provide funds to the Authority as may be required under federal law for the payment of certain federal funds to WMATA. The Authority shall make such annual distribution from such revenues (i) only to the extent required under federal law for the payment of federal funds to WMATA, and (ii) only if the Counties of Arlington and Fairfax and the City of Alexandria are imposing additional local fees; 2. $30 million received in each fiscal year shall be distributed to the Virginia Railway Express for capital projects directly relating to transportation by rail, but only if Prince William County is imposing the additional local fees; and 3. All other revenues shall be used for transportation projects for the localities embraced by the Authority as determined by the Authority. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


04/19/2006Presented and ordered printed 064039716
04/19/2006Referred to Committee on Finance
04/27/2006Incorporated by Finance (SB5016-Devolites Davis) (14-Y 0-N)