Constitutional amendment; Transportation Funds (first reference). (HJ622)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk) with support from co-patrons Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), and Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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, Priority Transportation Fund, and other funds established by general law for transportation. All revenues dedicated to Transportation Funds on January 1, 2014, by general law, other than a general appropriation law, shall be deposited to the Transportation Funds. The General Assembly by general law, other than a general appropriation law, may alter the revenues dedicated to the Funds. The amendment limits the use of Fund moneys to transportation and related purposes. 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 must be repaid with reasonable interest within four years Moneys designated for deposit into funds other than Transportation Funds shall not be used for any transportation-related purpose except for making certain debt service payments on transportation-related bonds and notes. Read the Bill »


02/12/2013: Failed to Pass in Committee


  • 01/07/2013 Presented and ordered printed 13102211D
  • 01/07/2013 Committee
  • 01/07/2013 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102211D
  • 01/07/2013 Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
  • 01/11/2013 Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee
  • 01/21/2013 Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)
  • 01/25/2013 Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/25/2013 Committee substitute printed 13104584D-H1
  • 01/28/2013 Incorporates HJ652, HJ651 and HJ584
  • 01/28/2013 Incorporates HJ652
  • 01/28/2013 Incorporates HJ651
  • 01/28/2013 Incorporates HJ584
  • 01/29/2013 Taken up
  • 01/29/2013 Committee substitute agreed to 13104584D-H1
  • 01/29/2013 Engrossed by House - committee substitute HJ622H1
  • 01/29/2013 Agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
  • 01/29/2013 VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/31/2013 Reading waived
  • 01/31/2013 Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
  • 02/12/2013 Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 10 minutes.


JOE MANNIX writes: