Constitutional amendment; Transportation Funds. (SJ363)

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, 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 »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101512D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2011Assigned to P&E sub: Constitutional Amendments, Reapportionment, Referenda
01/25/2011Reported from Privileges and Elections (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2011Reading waived (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2011Passed by for the day
01/31/2011Passed by for the day
02/01/2011Passed by for the day
02/02/2011Read second time and engrossed
02/03/2011Read third time and agreed to by Senate (31-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2011Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2011Agreed to by Senate (28-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2011Placed on Calendar
02/10/2011Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/11/2011Assigned P & E sub: #1 Constitutional
02/14/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
02/18/2011Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (18-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2011Committee substitute printed 11105350D-H1
02/22/2011Taken up
02/22/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105350D-H1 (63-Y 34-N)
02/22/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (63-Y 34-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute SJ363H1
02/22/2011Agreed to by House with substitute (97-Y 0-N)
02/22/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011House substitute rejected by Senate (13-Y 27-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011House insisted on substitute
02/24/2011House requested conference committee
02/24/2011Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Conferees appointed by House
02/24/2011Delegates: Oder, Cole, Scott, J.M.
02/27/2011No further action taken
02/27/2011Failed to pass in Senate


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HJ572.