Virginia Port Authority; amends several provisions governing conduct of business. (SB578)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach), and Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Port Authority.  Amends several provisions governing the conduct of the Authority's business. Creates the Route 460 Corridor Interstate 85 Connector Economic Development Zone to promote the use of the Port of Virginia. Increases the number of Commissioners eligible to serve from Hampton Roads. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/18/2012Presented and ordered printed 12104093D
01/18/2012Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/25/2012Rereferred from Transportation (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2012Rereferred to Finance
02/08/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB578)
02/09/2012Reported from Finance with substitute (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2012Committee substitute printed 12105253D-S1
02/13/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Read second time
02/14/2012Committee substitute rejected 12105253D-S1
02/14/2012Floor substitute printed 12105411D-S2 (Norment)
02/14/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2012Substitute by Senator Norment agreed to 12105411D-S2
02/14/2012Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB578S2
02/14/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Passed Senate (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2012Placed on Calendar
02/16/2012Read first time
02/16/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/17/2012Assigned App. sub: Transportation
02/20/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB578S2)
02/27/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
02/27/2012Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Committee substitute printed 12105646D-H1
02/28/2012Read second time
02/29/2012Read third time
02/29/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105646D-H1
02/29/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB578H1
02/29/2012Passed House with substitute (94-Y 3-N)
02/29/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012House substitute rejected by Senate (2-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB578H1)
02/29/2012House insisted on substitute
02/29/2012House requested conference committee
02/29/2012Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Conferees appointed by Senate
02/29/2012Senators: Wagner, Watkins, Favola
02/29/2012Conferees appointed by House
02/29/2012Delegates: Cosgrove, O'Bannon, Ware, O.
03/05/2012Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 1-N)
03/05/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2012Conference substitute printed 12105940D-S3
03/06/2012Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB578ER)
03/08/2012Signed by Speaker
03/09/2012Signed by President
03/22/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB578ER)
04/09/2012Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/17/2012Placed on Calendar
04/18/2012Senate rejected Governor's recommendations 1,2,3,6, (5-Y 34-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012Senate concurred in Governor's recommendations 4,5 (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012Senate rejected Governor's recommendations 1,2,3,6 (4-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012House concurred in Governor's recommendations #4 and 5 (95-Y 0-N)
04/18/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012G Governor's recommendation adopted in part
04/18/2012Communicated to Governor
04/18/2012Reenrolled bill text (SB578ER2)
04/18/2012Signed by President as reenrolled
04/18/2012Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
05/18/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 849 (effective 7/1/12)
05/18/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0849)


This bill mentions Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Tarrallton Community Park, Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News.


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 5 clips in all, totaling 11 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1183.