Virginia Coal Train Heritage Authority; established. (HB2168)

Introduced By

Del. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon) with support from co-patron Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Coal Train Heritage Authority. Creates the Virginia Coal Train Heritage Authority (the Authority) with rights and powers to be exercised by a 25-member board, which will consist of three representatives from the governing body of each of the Counties of Dickenson, Russell, and Wise; two citizen members from each of those three counties; one citizen member from each of the Towns of Clinchco, Haysi, and St. Paul; three commissioners of the Breaks Interstate Park Commission; two citizen members with experience in the excursion train business; and two members of the General Assembly. The Authority's powers are similar to those that other authorities possess. The bill authorizes the Authority to cooperate with any private or governmental entity in the state of West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, or North Carolina in the development of a tourist train and exempts any train operator that has entered into a public-private partnership contract with the Authority from liability for personal injury or wrongful death except in the case of gross negligence or an intentional tort. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/11/2017Committee
01/11/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100382D
01/11/2017Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/19/2017Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #1
01/25/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
01/27/2017Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2017Read first time
01/31/2017Read second time
01/31/2017Committee amendment agreed to
01/31/2017Engrossed by House as amended HB2168E
01/31/2017Printed as engrossed 17100382D-E
02/01/2017Read third time and passed House (96-Y 1-N)
02/01/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2017Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/14/2017Reported from Local Government with amendment (12-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Read third time
02/17/2017Reading of amendment waived
02/17/2017Committee amendment agreed to
02/17/2017Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/17/2017Passed Senate with amendment (33-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Placed on Calendar
02/21/2017Senate amendment agreed to by House (86-Y 5-N)
02/21/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (86-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2017Enrolled
02/24/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2168ER)
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
03/24/2017Governor's recommendation received by House
03/24/2017Governor's substitute printed 17105996D-H1
04/05/2017Placed on Calendar
04/05/2017Passed by for the day
04/05/2017Communicated to Governor
04/05/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 5, 2017
04/26/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 834 (effective 7/1/17)
04/26/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0834)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.

Transcript

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



Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan): WITH UNIFORM STANDARDS AND THIS GIVES THEM FREEDOM FOR OTHER PROFESSIONS TO OFFER JUDGMENT WITHOUT OFFERING OBLIGATIONS ON A FULL APPRAISAL, GIVING APPRAISERS A CHANCE TO OFFER THEIR CONSIDERED JUDGMENT WITHOUT HAVING TO GO INTO


Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach): AYES 93, NOS 1.

[Unknown]: AYES 93, NOS 1. THE SENATE AMENDMENTS ARE ACCEPTED. TURNING TO PAGE 41. HOUSE BILL 2026, A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE CODE REPEAL SEVERAL OTHERS RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES REGULATION OF PROPERTY CARRIERS PASSED THE HOUSE FEBRUARY 7 AND SUBSEQUENTLY PASSED THE SENATE WITH A SUBSTITUTE WHICH IS BEFORE THE BODY. THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA BEACH, VILLANUEVA. THIS PUTS MY BILL IN CONFORMANCE WITH THE SENATE VERSION AND I MOVE THAT WE ACCEPT THE SUBSTITUTE.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): SHALL THE SENATE SUBSTITUTE BE ACCEPTED?