Transportation planning; coordination of state and local. (SB699)

Introduced By

Sen. Edd Houck (D-Spotsylvania) with support from 12 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Sen. John Chichester (R-Fredericksburg), Sen. Chuck Colgan (D-Manassas), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Charles Hawkins (R-Chatham), Sen. Mark Herring (D-Leesburg), Sen. Benny Lambert (D-Richmond), Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell), Sen. Nick Rerras (R-Norfolk), Sen. Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville), Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield), Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Coordination of state and local transportation planning. Provides that prior to adoption of any comprehensive plan or amendment the locality shall submit such plan or amendment to the Department of Transportation for review and comment. The Department shall provide written comment on the proposed plan or amendment within 45 days of receipt thereof. Also, upon submission to a locality of an application for rezoning, the locality shall submit such application to the Department of Transportation within five days of receipt thereof. Such application shall include a traffic impact statement if required by the locality by ordinance. Within 30 days of its receipt of such application, the Department shall either (i) provide written comment on the rezoning application, or (ii) schedule a meeting, to be held within 60 days of its receipt of the application, with the local planning commission or other agent and the applicant to discuss potential modifications to the application to address any concerns or deficiencies. Furthermore, upon submission to a locality of a subdivision plat or a site plan or plan of development, the locality shall submit such plat or plan to the Department of Transportation in accordance with 15.2-2260 within five days of receipt of the plat or plan. The bill also provides that a local comprehensive plan may include the designation of a planned system of new and expanded transportation facilities including, but not limited to, roads and highways and commuter rail lines, where appropriate. This bill incorporates SB 724. This bill is identical to HB 1513. Read the Bill »


04/04/2006: signed by governor


01/20/2006Presented and ordered printed 069841740
01/20/2006Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/07/2006Reported from Local Government with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/08/2006Committee substitute printed 065504740-S1
02/09/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/09/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/10/2006Read second time
02/10/2006Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2006Committee substitute agreed to 065504740-S1
02/10/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB699S1
02/13/2006Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2006Communicated to House
02/14/2006Placed on Calendar
02/14/2006Read first time
02/14/2006Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/22/2006Fiscal impact statement from VDOT (SB699S1)
02/24/2006Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (21-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006Read second time
02/28/2006Passed by for the day
03/01/2006Read third time
03/01/2006Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
03/01/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
03/08/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB699ER)
03/09/2006Signed by President
03/09/2006Signed by Speaker
03/15/2006Fiscal impact statement from VDOT (SB699ER)
04/04/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 527 (effective 7/1/07)
04/12/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0527)