Transportation administration and funding; eliminating and replacing certain state fees and taxes. (HB6042)

Introduced By

Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield) with support from co-patron Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Transportation funding and administration. Eliminates or replaces with state fees and taxes certain fees and taxes for Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads authorized pursuant to Chapter 896 of the Acts of Assembly of 2007 that are within the ambit of the Supreme Court of Virginia's decision on February 29, 2008, that they are unconstitutional. The bill replaces the Hampton Roads Transportation Authority by transferring its duties to other entities. The bill also provides for the Secretary of Transportation to initiate on October 1, 2008, an operational and programmatic performance review of the Departments of Transportation and Rail and Public Transportation with an interim report to be completed by December 15, 2008, and a final report to be completed by June 30, 2009. The review shall be conducted by a private management consulting firm. The goal of the review is to determine an objective and independent cost savings assessment of the Commonwealth's organizational structure and efficiency of the Commonwealth's transportation programs to provide information to the Governor and the General Assembly on ways to reduce duplication of effort and implement cost savings measures and programmatic efficiencies in the operation of state transportation programs. Any potential monetary savings realized from implementation of recommendations of the performance review shall be applied to the Highway Maintenance and Operating Fund. The bill provides that the costs of conducting the review be paid from existing appropriations to agencies within the Transportation Secretariat. Read the Bill »


06/23/2008: Awaiting a Vote in the Rules Committee


06/23/2008Presented and ordered printed