Constitutional amendment; Transportation Funds (first reference). (SJ361)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


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 Priority Transportation Fund. All revenues dedicated to Transportation Funds on January 1, 2010, 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 Funds 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 or reduction must be repaid with reasonable interest within the three years. The amendment also limits the use of general and other nontransportation funds for transportation purposes except for certain debt service payments and, additionally, in an amount not to exceed $80 million in any fiscal year. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 096581284
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/27/2009Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (11-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2009Reading waived (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2009Read second time
01/30/2009Reading of amendments waived
01/30/2009Committee amendments agreed to
01/30/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended SJ361E
01/30/2009Printed as engrossed 096581284-E
02/02/2009Read third time
02/02/2009Agreed to by Senate (31-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Placed on Calendar
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/12/2009Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional
02/16/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/20/2009Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Committee substitute printed 095630568-H1
02/24/2009Taken up
02/24/2009Committee substitute agreed to 095630568-H1
02/24/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute SJ361H1
02/24/2009Agreed to by House with substitute (97-Y 2-N)
02/24/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (97-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009House substitute rejected by Senate (9-Y 28-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009House insisted on substitute
02/26/2009House requested conference committee
02/26/2009Senate acceded to request (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
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 Senate