Constitutional amendment; Transportation Fund, Transportation Trust Fund, etc. (first reference). (SJ373)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first resolution); Transportation Funds. Requires the General Assembly to maintain permanent and separate Transportation Funds to include the Commonwealth Transportation Fund, Transportation Trust Fund, and Highway Maintenance and Operating Fund. All revenues dedicated to Transportation Funds on January 1, 2007, by general law, other than a general appropriation law, shall be deposited to the Transportation Funds, unless the General Assembly by general law, other than a general appropriation law, alters the revenues dedicated to the Funds. The amendment limits the use of Funds moneys to transportation and related purposes. The General Assembly may borrow from the Funds for other purposes only by a vote of two-thirds plus one of the members voting in each house, and the loan or reduction must be repaid with reasonable interest within four years. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 075534780
01/09/2007Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/24/2007Committee substitute printed 075588780-S1
01/25/2007Read first time
01/26/2007Read second time
01/26/2007Reading of substitute waived
01/26/2007Committee substitute agreed to 075588780-S1
01/26/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SJ373S1
01/29/2007Read third time
01/29/2007Passed by for the day
01/30/2007Read third time
01/30/2007Agreed to by Senate (35-Y 4-N)
01/30/2007Communicated to House
02/03/2007Read first time
02/03/2007Placed on Calendar
02/03/2007Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/08/2007Assigned P & E sub: #1 (Marshall, R.G.)
02/16/2007Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2007Committee substitute printed 075624780-H1
02/20/2007Taken up
02/20/2007Committee substitute agreed to 075624780-H1
02/20/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute SJ373H1
02/20/2007Agreed to by House with substitute (98-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007House substitute rejected by Senate (8-Y 31-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: (8-Y 31-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007House insisted on substitute
02/22/2007House requested conference committee
02/22/2007Senate acceded to request (30-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: (30-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Conferees appointed by Senate
02/22/2007Senators: Martin, Puckett, Norment
02/22/2007Conferees appointed by House
02/22/2007Delegates: Cox, Griffith, Joannou
02/24/2007No further action taken
02/24/2007Failed to pass in Senate