Rail and Public Transportation, Dept. of, etc.; develop process to evaluate safety issues, etc. (HB2088)

Introduced By

Del. Bill Fralin (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT); grants to publicly owned railroads. Provides that, prior to making any grant to any publicly held railroad, DRPT must consider right-of-way and public access issues as preconditions to making the grant. The bill further requires that DRPT promulgate regulations governing public comment and consideration when the making of any grant to a publicly held railroad is being considered by DRPT. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 096558504
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/26/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2088)
02/05/2009Reported from Transportation with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Committee substitute printed 093870504-H1
02/08/2009Read first time
02/09/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2088H1)
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Committee substitute agreed to 093870504-H1
02/09/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2088H1
02/10/2009Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Rules
02/12/2009Assigned Rules sub: Studies
02/20/2009Reported from Rules (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2088ER)
02/28/2009Signed by Speaker
02/28/2009Signed by President
03/03/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2088ER)
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 458 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0458)