Commonwealth Transportation Board; membership, funding, updates annual reporting, and allocations. (HB1887)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk) with support from co-patron Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Transportation funding; formula, reporting, and allocations. Removes the Executive Director of the Virginia Port Authority from the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) and makes the members of the CTB subject to removal by the Governor for malfeasance, misfeasance, incompetence, misconduct, neglect of duty, absenteeism, conflicts of interest, failure to carry out the policies of the Commonwealth, or refusal to carry out a lawful directive of the Governor. Both provisions would become effective July 1, 2017. The bill updates the annual report of the Commissioner of Highways made to the Governor and the General Assembly and adds that such report be submitted to the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission and the CTB. The report must include the condition of existing transportation assets; the methodology used to determine maintenance and state of good repair needs; performance targets and outcomes; a listing of prioritized pavement and bridge projects based on the priority ranking system; VDOT strategies for improving the safety, security, and operations of highways; and a review of the VDOT's collaboration with the private sector in delivering services. The bill adds to transportation funding considerations the state of good repair purposes along with asset management practices and maintenance and requires the CTB to develop a priority ranking system for structurally deficient bridges and deteriorated pavements. The bill establishes the high-priority projects program and the highway construction district grant program and replaces the $500 million annual allocation made by the CTB and the 40-30-30 allocation formula to the primary, secondary, and urban highways with a new 40-30-30 allocation of funds to state of good repair purposes, high-priority projects, and highway construction district grants. The bill also reallocates the interest, dividends, and appreciation that currently accrue to the Transportation Trust Fund and Highway Maintenance and Operating Fund two-thirds of such current accruals to the Virginia Transportation Infrastructure Bank and one-third of such accruals to the Transportation Partnership Opportunity Fund. The bill also removes the definition of "grant" from the Virginia Transportation Infrastructure Bank and excludes grants from other financing, thereby removing the ability of a governmental entity to apply for a grant. The bill also allows the CTB to make transfers from the Toll Facilities Revolving Account to the Virginia Transportation Infrastructure Bank. Further, the bill authorizes the Department of Rail and Public Transportation to enter into agreements not to exceed 20 years under the Public-Private Transportation Act to improve passenger rail service with private entities that finance improvements in return for annual payments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15103429D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/20/2015Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #4
01/29/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
01/29/2015Reported from Transportation with substitute (17-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2015Committee substitute printed 15104043D-H1
01/30/2015Read first time
02/02/2015Passed by for the day
02/03/2015Read second time
02/03/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104043D-H1
02/03/2015Amendment by Delegate LeMunyon agreed to
02/03/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB1887EH1
02/03/2015Printed as engrossed 15104043D-EH1
02/04/2015Read third time and passed House (93-Y 4-N)
02/04/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (93-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/04/2015Passed House (96-Y 2-N)
02/04/2015VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (96-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2015Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/07/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2015Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/12/2015Assigned Trans sub: Funding
02/18/2015Reported from Transportation with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Committee substitute printed 15104892D-S1
02/20/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Read third time
02/23/2015Floor substitute printed 15105334D-S2 (Newman)
02/23/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/23/2015Committee substitute rejected
02/23/2015Substitute by Senator Newman agreed to 15105334D-S2
02/23/2015Passed by for the day
02/24/2015Read third time
02/24/2015Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB1887S2
02/24/2015Passed Senate with substitute (35-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Placed on Calendar
02/25/2015Senate substitute agreed to by House 15105334D-S2 (94-Y 1-N)
02/25/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1887ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/27/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 684 (effective - see bill)
03/27/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0684)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 27 minutes.