Highway noise abatement; Transportation Board or VDOT to plan therefor when constructing. (HB2577)

Introduced By

Del. Joe May (R-Leesburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg), and Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Noise abatement practices and technologies. Requires that whenever the Commonwealth Transportation Board or VDOT plan for or undertake any highway construction or improvement project and such project includes or may include the provision or construction of any noise abatement structure or technology, priority must be given to the use of low-noise asphalt pavement and plantings of American red cedar trees or other appropriate conifers in preference to construction of noise walls or sound barriers constructed of concrete, metal, wood, bricks, stone, or composite materials. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/21/2009Presented and ordered printed 093557620
01/21/2009Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/22/2009Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/03/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2577)
02/03/2009Reported from Transportation with substitute (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2009Committee substitute printed 093866620-H1
02/05/2009Read first time
02/06/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2577H1)
02/06/2009Read second time
02/06/2009Committee substitute rejected 093866620-H1
02/06/2009Floor substitute printed 093867620-H2 (May)
02/06/2009Substitute by Delegate May agreed to 093867620-H2
02/06/2009Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB2577H2
02/08/2009Passed by for the day
02/09/2009Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/09/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2009Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/12/2009Reported from Transportation (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2577H2)
02/16/2009Read third time
02/16/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2577ER)
02/18/2009Signed by Speaker
02/18/2009Signed by President
02/19/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2577ER)
02/25/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 120 (effective 7/1/09)
02/25/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0120)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.