Constitutional amendment (first resolution); Transportation Funds. (HJ693)

Introduced By

Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first resolution); Transportation Funds. Requires the General Assembly to maintain permanent and separate Transportation Funds to include the Commonwealth Transportation Fund, Transportation Trust Fund, Highway Maintenance and Operating Fund, and other funds established by general law for transportation. The amendment directs that revenues dedicated to Transportation Funds on January 1, 2018, by general law, other than a general appropriation law, shall be deposited to the Transportation Funds, unless the General Assembly by general law, other than a general appropriation law, alters the revenues dedicated to the Funds. The amendment limits the use of Fund moneys to transportation and related purposes. The amendment specifies that the General Assembly may borrow from the Funds for other purposes only by a vote of two-thirds plus one of the members voting in each house and that the loan must be repaid with reasonable interest within four years. Read the Bill »


03/10/2017: Passed the General Assembly


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103013D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/12/2017Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional
01/30/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/03/2017Reported from Privileges and Elections (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Taken up
02/06/2017Engrossed by House
02/06/2017Agreed to by House (78-Y 16-N)
02/06/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (78-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2017Reading waived
02/07/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/14/2017Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (11-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Reading waived (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Read third time
02/17/2017Passed by for the day
02/20/2017Read third time
02/20/2017Passed by for the day
02/21/2017Read third time
02/21/2017Passed by for the day
02/22/2017Read third time
02/22/2017Reading of amendments waived
02/22/2017Committee amendments agreed to
02/22/2017Reading of amendment waived
02/22/2017Passed by for the day
02/23/2017Read third time
02/23/2017Reading of amendment waived
02/23/2017Amendment by Senator Petersen rejected (19-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2017Passed by for the day
02/24/2017Read third time
02/24/2017Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/24/2017Agreed to by Senate with amendments (23-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2017Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2017Agreed to by Senate with amendments (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2017Placed on Calendar
02/25/2017Senate amendments agreed to by House (71-Y 23-N)
02/25/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (71-Y 23-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ693ER)
03/07/2017Signed by Speaker
03/10/2017Signed by President
03/27/2017Assigned Chapter 771 (effective 7/1/17)
03/27/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0771)


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 9 minutes.