Constitutional amendment (first resolution); Transportation Funds. (SJ6004)

Introduced By

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond) with support from 16 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria), Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Mark Herring (D-Leesburg), Sen. Edd Houck (D-Spotsylvania), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton), Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth), Sen. Henry Marsh (D-Richmond), Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News), Sen. Yvonne Miller (D-Norfolk), Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg), Sen. Ralph Northam (D-Norfolk), Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax), Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell), Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate

Description

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, Highway Maintenance and Operating Fund, and Priority Transportation Fund. All revenues dedicated to Transportation Funds on January 1, 2009, 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 three years. The amendment also limits the use of general and other non-transportation funds for transportation purposes except for certain debt service payments and, additionally, in an amount not to exceed $80 million in any fiscal year. Read the Bill »

Status

06/23/2008: Awaiting a Vote in the Privileges and Elections Committee

History

DateAction
06/23/2008Presented and ordered printed 084344628
06/23/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SJ6003.