Constitutional amendment; Transportation Funds (first reference). (HJ909)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk) with support from 25 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg), Del. Peter Farrell (R-Henrico), Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna), Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell), Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg), Del. Rick Morris (R-Carrollton), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding), Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale), Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield), Del. Nick Rush (R-Christiansburg), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria), Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News), Del. Joseph Yost (R-Blacksburg), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


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 other funds established by general law for transportation. 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 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. Read the Bill »


02/20/2013: passed committee


02/14/2013Introduced at the request of Governor
02/14/2013Presented and ordered printed 13105238D
02/14/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/15/2013Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Taken up for immediate consideration
02/18/2013Committee amendment agreed to
02/18/2013Engrossed by House as amended HJ909E
02/18/2013Printed as engrossed 13105238D-E
02/18/2013Agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/18/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Reading waived
02/19/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/20/2013Reported from Privileges and Elections (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Substitute by Senator withdrawn 13105397D-S1
02/21/2013Read second time
02/21/2013Reading waived (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/21/2013Floor substitute printed to Web only 13105397D-S1 (McEachin)
02/21/2013Substitute by Senator McEachin withdrawn 13105397D-S1
02/21/2013Reading of amendment waived
02/21/2013Amendment by Senator Obenshain rejected
02/21/2013Rejected by Senate (15-Y 24-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, 3 clips in all, totaling 7 minutes.