Virginia's Rail Heritage Region; established to promote and encourage rail tourism. (HJ783)

Introduced By

Del. Bill Fralin (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Recognizing the Virginia Rail Heritage Region in the Commonwealth. Recognizes the Virginia Rail Heritage Region, consisting of the Counties of Alleghany, Amherst, Bedford, Botetourt, Campbell, and Roanoke, and the Cities of Bedford, Covington, Lynchburg, Roanoke, and Salem, as well as all towns in the region, as the "Virginia Rail Heritage Region." The local governing bodies of the respective localities composing the "Virginia Rail Heritage Region" are encouraged to work collaboratively to establish uniform highway signage on federal and state highways to promote rail tourism in their respective areas of the region. Read the Bill »


03/11/2009: Passed the House


01/22/2009Presented and ordered printed 098640504
01/26/2009Referred to Committee on Rules
02/03/2009Reported from Rules (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Taken up
02/06/2009Engrossed by House
02/06/2009Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/06/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Reading waived
02/09/2009Referred to Committee on Rules
02/12/2009Assigned Rules sub: Studies
02/20/2009Reported from Rules with substitute
02/20/2009Committee substitute printed 097333504-S1
02/23/2009Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/24/2009Committee substitute agreed to 097333504-S1
02/24/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HJ783S1
02/24/2009Agreed to by Senate with substitute by voice vote
02/25/2009Placed on Calendar
02/26/2009Senate substitute agreed to by House 097333504-S1 (97-Y 0-N)
02/26/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ783ER)
03/16/2009Introduced bill reprinted 097333504


This bill mentions Chesapeake, Norfolk, Virginia Museum of Transportation, Roanoke, O Winston Link Museum, Roanoke, Blue Ridge, Lynchburg, Monroe, Botetourt, Alleghany, Clifton Forge.