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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


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