Va. High-Speed Rail Commission; established, replaces Va-North Carolina High Speed Rail Compact. (HB1275)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia High-Speed Rail Commission. Establishes the Virginia High-Speed Rail Commission to promote and augment the state's competitive stance for matters related to high-speed passenger rail service in Virginia. The Commission is to study, assess, and advise the General Assembly and the Secretary of Transportation on effective and competitive design, planning, financing, construction, and operations involving high-speed rail service. The Commission is, further, to coordinate high-speed rail programs with neighboring states and federal and regional entities. This Commission shall replace the Virginia-North Carolina High Speed Rail Compact. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/20/2010Presented and ordered printed 10103899D
01/20/2010Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/31/2010Assigned Transportation sub: #4
02/11/2010Reported from Transportation with amendments (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2010Read first time
02/15/2010Read second time
02/15/2010Committee amendments agreed to
02/15/2010Engrossed by House as amended HB1275E
02/15/2010Printed as engrossed 10103899D-E
02/16/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1275E)
02/16/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2010Referred to Committee on Transportation
03/04/2010Continued to 2011 in Transportation (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
12/02/2010Left in Transportation