Richmond Metropolitan Authority; created. (HB2349)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave) with support from co-patrons Del. Bill Janis (R-Glen Allen), and Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Richmond Metropolitan Authority (RMA). Relocates the RMA "charter" from Title 33.1 (where it is incorporated by reference, but not set out) to Title 15.2, and sets out the text in full. The bill eliminates a provision in present law requiring the approval of the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike Authority for connection of an Authority-controlled highway to the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike. In connection with "operation of vehicle for transportation of persons or property for compensation" on Authority facilities, a reference to the State Corporation Commission has been changed to the Department of Motor Vehicles. A requirement that no action be taken by the Authority to contravene any bond indenture governing the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike has been removed. A further reference to the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike in connection with exercise of the power of eminent domain by the Authority is also removed. References to "the State Highway Commission" are changed to "the Commonwealth Transportation Board." The bill also removes the definition of "Commonwealth" and alphabetizes the remaining definitions. It also renumbers the subdivisions of the section that sets forth the powers of the Authority. An anachronistic reference to the Virginia Constitution of 1902 is updated to refer to the parallel provision of the Virginia Constitution of 1971. Present 33-225.44:25 dealing with the relationship between the RMA and the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike Authority is not carried forward into Title 15.2, since other sections already deal with the relationship of the RMA to the Commonwealth Transportation Board. The bill contains numerous technical changes. Amends § 15.2-7000, § 15.2-7021, § 33.1-23.03:1, § 33.1-287, § 33.1-288, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 01/14/2009 Committee
  • 01/14/2009 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 093489836
  • 01/14/2009 Referred to Committee on Transportation
  • 01/23/2009 Impact statement from DPB (HB2349)
  • 01/29/2009 Reported from Transportation with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/30/2009 Read first time
  • 02/02/2009 Read second time
  • 02/02/2009 Committee amendments agreed to
  • 02/02/2009 Engrossed by House as amended HB2349E
  • 02/02/2009 Printed as engrossed 093489836-E
  • 02/03/2009 Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
  • 02/03/2009 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/04/2009 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/04/2009 Referred to Committee on Local Government
  • 02/08/2009 Impact statement from DPB (HB2349E)
  • 02/17/2009 Reported from Local Government (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/19/2009 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/20/2009 Read third time
  • 02/20/2009 Passed by for the day
  • 02/23/2009 Read third time
  • 02/23/2009 Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/28/2009 Enrolled
  • 02/28/2009 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2349ER)
  • 02/28/2009 Signed by Speaker
  • 02/28/2009 Signed by President
  • 03/03/2009 Impact statement from DPB (HB2349ER)
  • 03/27/2009 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 471 (effective 7/1/09)
  • 03/27/2009 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0471)