Transportation; provides revenues for construction, maintenance, and funding. (HB1248)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge) with support from co-patrons Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), and Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Transportation construction, operation and maintenance, and funding.  Provides for the construction, maintenance, and funding of transportation by (i) creating transportation construction districts and the Transportation Improvement District Fund to identify, construct, and fund certain transportation projects, including the authority to issue revenue bonds; (ii) creating the Virginia Toll Road Authority to fund transportation projects through tolls and other charges, (iii) increasing the dedicated transportation allocation of the sales and use tax from 0.5 percent to 0.75 percent, phased in over eight years, with the additional revenue dedicated for highway maintenance and operation, (iv) increasing transportation's share of year-end surpluses to 75 percent, (v) dedicating a portion of revenue growth each year to transportation, and (vi) requiring localities to create transportation plans as part of comprehensive planning.

The bill also authorizes the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) to name highways, bridges, interchanges, and other transportation facilities for private entities if an annual naming rights fee is paid, with the revenue dedicated to highway maintenance and operation. The bill also charges the CTB with greater responsibilities involving integration of land use and transportation planning and authorizes the CTB to withhold federal and state funds for certain local or regional capital improvement projects if those projects are inconsistent with the Statewide Transportation Plan or the Six-Year Improvement Program. Provision is made for use of "revenue-sharing" funds for secondary highway system maintenance projects carried out by local governments. The bill also provides for special allocations by the CTB for bridge reconstruction, high priority highway projects, and reconstruction of highways with particularly deteriorated pavements. It also provides for the performance of maintenance projects directly by VDOT when it can be demonstrated to the Commissioner or the CTB that VDOT can do it at lesser cost than an outside contractor. Amends § 15.2-2223, § 2.2-1514, § 33.1-12, § 33.1-23.05, § 33.1-23.1, § 33.1-49.1, § 58.1-638, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 01/20/2012 Presented and ordered printed 12101930D
  • 01/20/2012 Referred to Committee on Appropriations
  • 01/23/2012 Assigned App. sub: Transportation
  • 02/06/2012 Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 1-N)
  • 02/07/2012 Impact statement from DPB (HB1248)
  • 02/08/2012 Passed by for the day in Appropriations (see vote tally)
  • 02/10/2012 Reported from Appropriations with substitute (15-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/10/2012 Committee substitute printed 12105370D-H1
  • 02/12/2012 Read first time
  • 02/13/2012 Read second time
  • 02/13/2012 Committee substitute agreed to 12105370D-H1
  • 02/13/2012 Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1248H1
  • 02/14/2012 Read third time and passed House (63-Y 35-N)
  • 02/14/2012 VOTE: PASSAGE (63-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/15/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/15/2012 Referred to Committee on Transportation
  • 02/22/2012 Rereferred from Transportation (10-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/22/2012 Rereferred to Finance
  • 02/23/2012 Impact statement from DPB (HB1248H1)
  • 02/28/2012 Committee substitute printed 12105672D-S1
  • 02/28/2012 Reported from Finance with substitute (11-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/29/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/29/2012 Read third time
  • 02/29/2012 Reading of substitute waived
  • 02/29/2012 Committee substitute agreed to 12105672D-S1
  • 02/29/2012 Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1248S1
  • 02/29/2012 Passed Senate with substitute (23-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/29/2012 Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/29/2012 Passed Senate with substitute (26-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/29/2012 Placed on Calendar
  • 02/29/2012 Passed by temporarily
  • 02/29/2012 Senate substitute rejected by House 12105672D-S1 (22-Y 70-N)
  • 02/29/2012 VOTE: REJECTED (22-Y 70-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/29/2012 Senate insisted on substitute (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/29/2012 Senate requested conference committee
  • 02/29/2012 House acceded to request
  • 02/29/2012 Conferees appointed by House
  • 02/29/2012 Delegates: Lingamfelter, Jones, Dance
  • 02/29/2012 Conferees appointed by Senate
  • 02/29/2012 Senators: Wagner, Watkins, Puckett
  • 03/05/2012 Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/05/2012 First conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/05/2012 Senate requested second conference committee (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/05/2012 Second conferees appointed by Senate
  • 03/05/2012 Senators: Wagner, Watkins, Puckett
  • 03/06/2012 House acceded to request for second conference committee
  • 03/06/2012 Second conferees appointed by House
  • 03/06/2012 Delegates: Lingamfelter, Jones, Dance
  • 03/10/2012 Conference report agreed to by House (59-Y 34-N)
  • 03/10/2012 VOTE: ADOPTION (59-Y 34-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/10/2012 Conference substitute printed 12106032D-H2
  • 03/10/2012 Conference report agreed to by Senate (20-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/10/2012 Chair votes Yes
  • 03/15/2012 Enrolled
  • 03/15/2012 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1248ER)
  • 03/15/2012 Signed by Speaker
  • 03/17/2012 Signed by President
  • 03/23/2012 Impact statement from DPB (HB1248ER)
  • 04/09/2012 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 729 (effective 7/1/12)
  • 04/09/2012 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0729)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 27 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB639.


Waldo Jaquith writes:

The bill also authorizes the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) to name highways, bridges, interchanges, and other transportation facilities for private entities if an annual naming rights fee is paid...

Take 29 south to Blackwater Xe Academi Highway, and take the Philip Morris Altria Exit to Cellular One Cingular Boulevard. Your destination, Andersen Consulting Accenture Way, will be on your right, immediately after Jack Daniels Smooth-Sipping Whiskey Avenue, across from Planned Parenthood Abortions Lane.

What could possibly go wrong?