Transportation, Department of; use of practical design methods. (HB59)

Introduced By

Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Transportation; use of practical design methods. Requires the Department of Transportation to employ practical design methods for any highway system project, including all projects costing more than $5 million. "Practical design methods" are defined in the bill as practices that incorporate maximum flexibility in application of standards that reduce the cost of project delivery while preserving and enhancing safety and mobility. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/04/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101179D
12/04/2017Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/16/2018Assigned Transportation sub:
01/16/2018Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #2
01/18/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 3-N)
01/23/2018Referred from Transportation
01/23/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/24/2018Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/25/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB59)
02/06/2018Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 2-N)
02/13/2018Left in General Laws