Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995; changes name of Advisory Committee. (SB1322)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)


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


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102151D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Finance
01/31/2017Reported from Finance with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2017Committee substitute printed 17104712D-S1
02/01/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Read second time
02/02/2017Reading of substitute waived
02/02/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104712D-S1
02/02/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1322S1
02/02/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2017Assigned App. sub: Transportation
02/06/2017Placed on Calendar
02/06/2017Read first time
02/06/2017Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/06/2017Assigned App. sub: Transportation
02/13/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (7-Y 0-N)
02/13/2017Reported from Appropriations with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2017Read second time
02/15/2017Read third time
02/15/2017Committee amendment agreed to
02/15/2017Engrossed by House as amended
02/15/2017Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/15/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1322ER)
02/22/2017Signed by President
02/22/2017Signed by Speaker
02/23/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/23/17
02/23/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/02/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1322ER)
03/16/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 551 (effective 7/1/17)
03/16/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0551)


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 1 minute.


frank papcin writes:

more of the state putting developer's benefits over the good of the people
the government consolidates jobs into smaller & smaller areas that have no other purpose but to increase the holding of developer's property being leased and the taxpayers paying the tab--AND creating the traffic problems related to so many jobs in one location
next the next insult
put transportation in the hands of another private developer so those people working in those consolidated areas get to pay more of their hard earned wages to the developer
BECAUSE--- as put forth by this bill-- the state is incompetent to do the job with the same quality, so it has to be done by a private developer that will be rewarded for decades with the profits from the commuters that chose to work in those jobs
possibly because they don't have any choice.
not all states have tolls, but it seems like it's become popular, especially with the developers-- or investors, but not the people paying extra for roads the state is incapable of doing it's self.-- for for some reason wants to pass the buck to someone else..--- e4ven as the taxpayers sees more & more taxes added to the transportation fund every year
just look at the increases in taxes this year alone--I know-- JUST PENNIES that grow into millions of dollars, out of the workers that earned them.