Tourist Train Development Authority; created. (SB819)

Introduced By

Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Tourist Train Development Authority. Reinstates the Authority and its board, repealed by the General Assembly in 2011, which will consist of representatives from the governing bodies of Tazewell County, the Town of Bluefield, and the Town of Pocahontas; four citizen members from Tazewell County; and two legislators. The Authority's powers are similar to those that other authorities possess. The Authority may also cooperate with any private or governmental entity in the state of West Virginia in the development of a tourist train. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/27/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100878D
12/27/2012Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/22/2013Reported from Local Government (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Read second time and engrossed
01/28/2013Read third time and passed Senate (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2013Placed on Calendar
02/02/2013Read first time
02/02/2013Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/11/2013Assigned CC & T sub: #1
02/13/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 1-N)
02/15/2013Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (18-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Read second time
02/19/2013Read third time
02/19/2013Passed House (59-Y 38-N)
02/19/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (59-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB819ER)
02/22/2013Signed by Speaker
02/23/2013Signed by President
03/25/2013G Vetoed by Governor
04/02/2013Placed on Calendar
04/03/2013Senate sustained Governor's veto


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 6 minutes.