Highways, bridges, interchanges, and other transportation facilities; authority to name. (HB712)

Introduced By

Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Naming highways, bridges, interchanges, and other transportation facilities. Removes the authority of the Commonwealth Transportation Board (the Board) to name any highway, bridge, interchange, or other transportation facility forming a part of the system of state highways after a private entity. The bill provides that the Board shall not have the power to name any highway, bridge, interchange, or transportation facility that has been or may hereafter be named by the General Assembly, nor may the name chosen by the Board reflect the name of any living person. The bill repeals the requirement that the Department of Transportation develop guidelines on the naming of highways, bridges, interchanges, and other transportation facilities after private entities. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101542D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/26/2018Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #1
02/06/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 2-N)
02/08/2018Reported from Transportation with amendments (17-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee amendments agreed to
02/12/2018Engrossed by House as amended HB712E
02/12/2018Printed as engrossed 18101542D-E
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House (94-Y 4-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/28/2018Reported from Transportation (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Read third time
03/05/2018Motion to recommit to committee agreed to (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Recommitted to Transportation
03/10/2018Left in Transportation