Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995; changes name of Advisory Committee. (HB2244)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995. Changes the Transportation Public-Private Partnership Advisory Committee to the Transportation Public-Private Partnership Steering Committee and provides that the Deputy Secretary of Transportation on the Committee serves as the chairman of the Committee. The bill provides that the responsible public entity may grant approval for the development and/or operation of a transportation facility by a private entity if that entity can develop and/or operate the transportation facility for less cost than the Department of Transportation (VDOT) or the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT). The bill requires the chief executive officer of the responsible public entity to certify in writing to the Governor and the General Assembly that there has been no material change since the finding of public interest to the public contribution requested by the private entity does not exceed the maximum public contribution. The bill requires the responsible public entity, when such entity is VDOT or DRPT, to ensure competition through the procurement process and develop a public sector analysis of the cost for the responsible entity to develop and/or operate the transportation facility. The bill adds to the information required to be included in the finding of public interest a description of the benefits expected to be realized by the responsible public entity and a public sector analysis demonstrating that the private sector can deliver the project for less cost than the responsible public entity. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101600D
01/11/2017Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/16/2017Assigned App. sub: Transportation
01/30/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
01/30/2017Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2017Committee substitute printed 17104798D-H1
02/01/2017Read first time
02/02/2017Read second time
02/02/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104798D-H1
02/02/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2244H1
02/03/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/03/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2017Referred to Committee on Finance
02/14/2017Reported from Finance with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Read third time
02/16/2017Reading of amendment waived
02/16/2017Committee amendment agreed to
02/16/2017Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/16/2017Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Placed on Calendar
02/20/2017Senate amendment agreed to by House (91-Y 2-N)
02/20/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (91-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2244ER)
02/23/2017Signed 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
03/02/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2244ER)
03/16/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 539 (effective 7/1/17)
03/16/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0539)


frank papcin writes:

empowers certain people with powers that can be abused, reduces public transparency in selection as well as decision making --
lacks public over sight
allows the roads to be sold to private developers, increasing the cost to the commuters through tolls that will go up every year, long after the roads are fully paid for