Richmond Metropolitan Authority; renamed, composition of Board of Directors. (HB597)

Introduced By

Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Richmond Metropolitan Authority; name; composition of Board of Directors; powers. Renames the Authority as the Richmond Regional Transportation Authority and equalizes Board representation among the City of Richmond, Chesterfield County, and Henrico County. The bill requires that certain actions of the Authority related to construction or acquisition of limited access highways or acquisition of rights to operate existing toll roads receive approval from the local governing bodies. Local approval also is required for the issuance of bonds by the Authority. The bill allows the governing body of each locality to appoint one of its own members as a member of the Board of the Authority, clarifies the appointment process for the three Richmond representatives on the Board, and prohibits Board members from receiving health insurance or other benefits as compensation for their service on the Board. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100362D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/10/2014Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #1
01/29/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
02/07/2014Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2014Committee substitute printed 14104306D-H1
02/08/2014Read first time
02/10/2014Read second time
02/10/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104306D-H1
02/10/2014Amendments by Delegate Loupassi agreed to
02/10/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB597EH1
02/10/2014Printed as engrossed 14104306D-EH1
02/11/2014Read third time and passed House (89-Y 8-N)
02/11/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (89-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2014Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/25/2014Rereferred from Local Government (15-Y 0-N)
02/25/2014Rereferred to Transportation
02/26/2014Reported from Transportation (15-Y 0-N)
02/28/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/03/2014Read third time
03/03/2014Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB597ER)
03/06/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB597ER)
03/06/2014Signed by Speaker
03/09/2014Signed by President
03/10/2014Signed by President
04/01/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 469 (effective 7/1/14)
04/01/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0469)


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 5 minutes.