Constitutional amendment; Transportation Fund, Highway Maintenance and Operating Fund, etc. (HJ620)

Introduced By

Del. Glenn Oder (R-Newport News) with support from 16 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. Jeff Frederick (R-Woodbridge), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News), Del. Bill Janis (R-Glen Allen), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas), Del. Paul Nichols (D-Woodbridge), Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Shannon Valentine (D-Lynchburg), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first resolution); Transportation Funds. Requires the General Assembly to maintain permanent and separate Transportation Funds to include the Commonwealth Transportation Fund, Transportation Trust Fund, Highway Maintenance and Operating Fund, and other funds established by general law for transportation. All revenues dedicated to Transportation Funds on January 1, 2009, by general law, other than a general appropriation law, shall be deposited to the Transportation Funds, unless the General Assembly by general law, other than a general appropriation law, alters the revenues dedicated to the Funds. The amendment limits the use of Fund moneys to transportation and related purposes. The General Assembly may borrow from the Funds for other purposes only by a vote of two-thirds plus one of the members voting in each house, and the loan must be repaid with reasonable interest within four years. Read the Bill »


02/20/2009: Passed the Senate


07/23/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 089765668
07/23/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2009Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional
02/02/2009Subcommittee recommends incorporating into HJ720 by voice vote
02/06/2009Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Committee substitute printed 095628668-H1
02/08/2009Passed by for the day
02/09/2009Passed by for the day
02/10/2009Taken up
02/10/2009Committee substitute agreed to 095628668-H1
02/10/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HJ620H1
02/10/2009Agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Reading waived
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/17/2009Committee substitute printed 095631248-S1
02/17/2009Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (10-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Read third time
02/20/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/20/2009Committee substitute agreed to 095631248-S1
02/20/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HJ620S1
02/20/2009Agreed to by Senate with substitute (33-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Placed on Calendar
02/24/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (21-Y 78-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Senate substitute rejected by House (21-Y 78-N)
02/24/2009VOTE: --- REJECTED (21-Y 78-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Senate insisted on substitute (29-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Senate requested conference committee
02/26/2009House acceded to request
02/26/2009Conferees appointed by House
02/26/2009Delegates: Oder, Albo, Alexander
02/26/2009Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/2009Senators: Norment, Deeds, McEachin
02/28/2009No further action taken
02/28/2009Failed to pass in House


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 3 minutes.