Virginia Port Authority; reform by adding Chief Executive Officer to Board of Commissioners, etc. (SB1305)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg), Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth), and Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Port Authority, Virginia Economic Development Partnership, and Commonwealth Transportation Board. Implements reforms of the Virginia Port Authority by adding the Chief Executive Officer of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership to the Board of Commissioners, adding the Virginia Port Authority Executive Director to the Commonwealth Transportation Board, and preventing the Commonwealth and the Virginia Port Authority from accepting any unsolicited proposal under the Public-Private Transportation Act or the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act regarding the ownership or operation of any seaport or port facility. The bill also provides that members of the Commonwealth Transportation Board may be removed by the Governor only for misconduct, and not at his pleasure. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/17/2013Presented and ordered printed 13103996D
01/17/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/21/2013Rereferred from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2013Rereferred to Transportation
01/23/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1305)
01/24/2013Assigned Trans sub: #1
01/30/2013Reported from Transportation with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Committee substitute printed 13104822D-S1
01/31/2013Incorporates SB716
01/31/2013Incorporates SB713
01/31/2013Incorporates SB1351
02/01/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1305S1)
02/04/2013Read second time
02/04/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104822D-S1
02/04/2013Reading of amendment waived
02/04/2013Amendment by Senator Wagner agreed to
02/04/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB1305ES1
02/04/2013Printed as engrossed 13104822D-ES1
02/04/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2013Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2013Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2013Passed Senate (38-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Placed on Calendar
02/06/2013Read first time
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/06/2013Assigned Transportation sub: #4
02/08/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1305ES1)
02/12/2013Referred from Transportation
02/12/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/14/2013Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Read second time
02/19/2013Read third time
02/19/2013Passed House (95-Y 5-N)
02/19/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1305ER)
02/22/2013Signed by Speaker
02/23/2013Signed by President
03/14/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1305ER)
03/25/2013Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/02/2013Placed on Calendar
04/03/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 794 (effective 7/1/13)
04/03/2013Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013House concurred in Governor's recommendation (98-Y 0-N)
04/03/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/03/2013Reenrolled bill text (SB1305ER2)
04/03/2013Signed by President as reenrolled
04/03/2013Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/03/2013Enacted, Chapter 794 (effective 7/1/13)
04/03/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0794)


This bill mentions Chesapeake, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Tarrallton Community Park, Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Korea, George Mason University, Fairfax.


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 8 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2276.