Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995; establishes provisions that apply. (HB2066)

Introduced By

Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News) with support from co-patron Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995; state agency as responsible public entity. Establishes provisions that apply when a state agency acting as a responsible public entity considers a proposal for a transportation facility. The agency is required to conduct an initial review of competing proposals and present its recommendations to the Commonwealth Transportation Commissioner within 60 days after the required publication period. Following the Commonwealth Transportation Commissioner's acceptance of the proposal, the agency shall, within 60 days, return to the private entity with a request for a detailed submission, and the private entity shall complete and resubmit the submission within 120 days. A resubmitted proposal shall be acted upon by the agency within 90 days, and negotiations on an agreement shall begin within 30 days thereafter. The procedures apply only to proposals submitted on or after January 1, 2008. The measure also requires the Department of Transportation to (i) complete the detailed phase review and select a private entity with which it will execute an interim or comprehensive agreement for the construction of the Downtown Tunnel/Midtown Tunnel/MLK Extension project no later than January 1, 2010, and (ii) solicit proposals for the improvement of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel no later than January 1, 2010. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098200528
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/22/2009Impact statement from VDOT (HB2066)
01/27/2009Assigned Transportation sub: 4
01/29/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/03/2009Reported from Transportation with amendments (12-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Read first time
02/06/2009Passed by for the day
02/08/2009Passed by for the day
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/09/2009Engrossed by House as amended HB2066E
02/09/2009Printed as engrossed 098200528-E
02/10/2009Read third time and passed House (68-Y 29-N 1-A)
02/10/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (68-Y 29-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/23/2009Left in Transportation


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 6 minutes.