Washington Metrorail Safety Commission Interstate Compact; Va. authorized to become a signatory. (HB2136)

Introduced By

Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill) with support from 11 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Washington Metrorail Safety Commission Interstate Compact. Authorizes Virginia to become a signatory to the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission Interstate Compact. The compact establishes a state safety oversight authority for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Rail System, pursuant to the mandate of federal law, to review, approve, oversee, and enforce the safety of the WMATA Rail System. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102733D
01/11/2017Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/17/2017Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #3
01/26/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 1-N)
01/26/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 2-N)
02/02/2017Reported from Transportation with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Committee substitute printed 17104697D-H1
02/03/2017Read first time
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104697D-H1
02/06/2017Emergency clause added
02/06/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2136H1
02/07/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/07/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/14/2017Rereferred from Privileges and Elections (9-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2017Rereferred to Transportation
02/15/2017Reported from Transportation (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Read third time
02/20/2017Reading of amendment waived
02/20/2017Amendment by Senator Carrico agreed to
02/20/2017Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/20/2017Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Placed on Calendar
02/21/2017Senate amendment agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/21/2017VOTE: ADOPTION EMERGENCY (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2136ER)
02/24/2017Signed by Speaker
02/24/2017Signed by President
02/28/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
02/28/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/24/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 696 (effective 3/24/17)
03/24/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0696)
04/05/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2136ER)


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 2 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1251.