Constitutional amendment; Transportation Funds (first reference). (HJ572)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale) with support from co-patrons Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), and Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


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, 2013, 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 requires Funds be appropriated only for transportation systems and projects. 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 three years. The amendment also limits the use of general and other nontransportation funds for transportation purposes except for obligations authorized or entered into before January 1, 2013. Read the Bill »


01/14/2011: Merged into HB1452


01/10/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101783D
01/10/2011Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2011Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (HJ511-Oder)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SJ363.