Constitutional amendment; Transportation Funds (first reference). (SJ275)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


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 »


01/29/2013: passed committee


12/19/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101568D
12/19/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2013Assigned to P&E sub: Constitutional Amendments, Reapportionment and Referenda
01/29/2013Reported from Privileges and Elections (8-Y 4-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Read second time
02/01/2013Floor substitute printed 13104846D-S1 (McEachin)
02/01/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/01/2013Substitute by Senator Mc Eachin agreed to 13104846D-S1 (22-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Stricken from Senate calendar (36-Y 2-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 16 minutes.