Northern Virginia Transportation Authority; membership composition. (SB113)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patron Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA); membership composition. Increases from 17 to 18 the membership of the NVTA and provides that the additional nonlegislative citizen member represent towns that receive funds for urban highway systems. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/28/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100883D
12/28/2015Referred to Committee on Rules
01/31/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB113)
02/03/2016Rereferred from Rules (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2016Rereferred to Transportation
02/10/2016Reported from Transportation (11-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/12/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/15/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2016Passed Senate (25-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Placed on Calendar
02/17/2016Read first time
02/17/2016Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/19/2016Assigned Tansportation sub: Subcommittee #3
02/19/2016Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #3
02/25/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 1-N)
03/08/2016Left in Transportation

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.



Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): DO ANY OF THE SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 38; NO'S 2. AYES 38, NO'S 2. THE BILL PASSES. SENATE BILL 113. SENATOR FROM FAIRFAX CITY, SENATOR PETERSEN.

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. THIS IS A BILL WHICH TAKES A NON- NON-VOTING REPRESENT ON THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY THAT REPRESENTS TOWN TO AND WOULD ALLOW THEM TO VOTE FOR THE FIRST TIME. MOVE THAT THE BILL PASS.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE SENATOR FROM STAFFORD, SENATOR STUART.

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. SPEAKING TO THAT MOTION.

[Unknown]: SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland): MR. PRESIDENT, I WOULD TAKE A CONTRARY VIEW ON THIS BILL, AND THE REASON IS, I HAVE SPOKEN WITH SEVERAL FOLKS ON THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION, AND IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THEY HAVE AND IN FACT THIS YEAR AGAIN VOTED UNANIMOUSLY AGAINST THIS POSITION. AND WHAT IT DOES IS, THEY CURRENTLY HAVE MEMBERS FROM TOWNS WHO SIT ON THE BOARD, BUT THEY DON'T VOTE BECAUSE IT WOULD SCREW UP THE ONE PERSON, ONE VOTE RULE. SO NOW YOU HAVE AN INDIVIDUAL FROM A TOWN AND AN INDIVIDUAL FROM THE COUNTY, THEY WOULD HAVE TWO VOTES, AND THEY COULD MESS UP THE DECISION-MAKING IN SO WHILE THE GENTLEMAN FROM THAT PROCESS. THE CITY OF FAIRFAX, I KNOW HE HAS HIS AGENDA, NOT SURE WHAT IT IS, BUT THIS IS LARGELY DISREGARDED BY THOSE FOLKS WHO THIS WOULD AFFECT. SO WITH THAT, I WOULD ASK THAT WE NOT SUPPORT THIS BILL.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE SENATOR FROM ALEXANDRIA, SENATOR EBBIN.

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. JUST BRIEFLY TO SPEAK AGAINST THE BILL. I SIT ON THE MVPA, AND RIGHT NOW WE HAVE -- NVPA. RIGHT NOW WE HAVE THE FIVE TOWNS IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA REPRESENTED BY ROTATING NON-VOTING MEMBER, AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT THE SENATOR FROM FAIRFAX CITY IS GETTING TO, THAT THEY DON'T VOTE. HOWEVER, THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE COUNTY THEY ARE LOCATED IN DOES VOTE, AND DOES REPRESENT THEM. FURTHER, THE BILL THAT PASSED SPECIFIC MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT IN 2013, HB 2313, SET FORTH REQUIREMENTS FOR COUNTIES AND CITIES TO FULLY BENEFIT FROM REGIONAL REVENUES. THERE ARE NO SUCH REQUIREMENTS FOR TOWNS. COUNTIES MEET THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THEM. AND I WOULD SAY ALSO THAT THE PROJECTS SUBMITTED BY THE TOWNS SO FAR HAVE BEEN FUNDED TO THE POINT OF $30 MILLION SO FAR. SO IF THE TOWNS HAVE A PROBLEM, I HAVE NOT HEARD FROM THEM. I AM A MEMBER OF THE BODY, BUT I WOULD SUGGEST THAT WE WAIT AND CONTINUE THE PROCESS AS IT IS, AND VOTE AGAINST THE BILL.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE SENATOR FROM FAIRFAX CITY, SENATOR PETERSEN.

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. NOBODY WISHES TO SPEAK, I WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK.

[Unknown]: SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE SENATE, I THINK THE GENTLEMAN FROM STAFFORD HAS CORRECTLY PORTRAYED THIS AS MY REELECTION BILL, BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS, I DO REPRESENT TOWNS, AND THERE'S A NUMBER OF TOWNS IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA THAT OWN THEIR OBSERVE -- OWN STREETS, THAT PAIF SEPARATE TAXES. YES, THEY ARE INCLUDED IN FAIRFAX COUNTY, BUT THEY ARE ALSO A MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES. DOES THAT MEAN PRESIDENT OBAMA SPEAKS FOR THEM? THE BOTTOM LINE IS, FAIRFAX COUNTY IS 1.1 MILLION PEOPLE. SO TO GET THE TYPE OF REPRESENTATION THEY DESERVE, THEY DESERVE A MORE SPECIFIC DESIGNEE, WHICH IS WHAT THE BILL SEEKS TO ADDRESS. AND TO THE COMMENTS THAT THE CURRENT MEMBERS OF NVTA DON'T WANT THIS PERSON TO VOTE, THAT'S LIKE ASKING YOUR OLD GIRLFRIEND WHAT THEY THINK OF THE NEW GIRLFRIEND. THEY DON'T WANT THEIR POWER DILUTED. IHERE TO REPRESENT THE CITIZENS, NOT THE POWER BROKERS. I ASK THAT YOU PASS THIS BILL.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. SHOULD SENATE BILL 113 PASS.