Transportation processes in the Commonwealth; responsibilities of transportation entities, funding. (HB765)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk) with support from co-patron Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Transportation processes in the Commonwealth; responsibilities of transportation entities; funding. Expands the responsibilities of the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment of the Secretary of Transportation (Office). The bill clarifies the residency requirements for the urban and rural at-large members of the Commonwealth Transportation Board (Board) and provides that no member of a governing body of a locality is eligible to be appointed to the Board during his term of office. The bill provides that the Board's Six-Year Improvement Program shall only commit funds from the State of Good Repair Program, the High Priority Projects Program, or the Highway Construction District Grant Programs to a project or program if such commitment is sufficient to complete the project or program. The bill changes the timing of reports from annually to biennially, expands the requirements of the biennial report provided by the Commissioner of Highways, and requires the Office to submit a biennial report as described in the bill. The bill decreases the maximum matching allocation that the Board may make to a locality from $10 million to $5 million and provides that no more than $2.5 million of such funds can be used for the maintenance of highway systems. The bill changes the amount of Commonwealth funds allocated to the Board for revenue-sharing from no less than $15 million and no more than $200 million to not in excess of $100 million or seven percent of funds available for distribution by the Board from all funds made available for highway purposes, whichever is greater. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101751D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/17/2018Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #2
01/26/2018Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #1
01/30/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (10-Y 0-N)
01/30/2018Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/01/2018Reported from Transportation with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2018Committee substitute printed 18105869D-H1
02/01/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/01/2018Assigned App. sub: Transportation
02/05/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/09/2018Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18105869D-H1
02/12/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB765H1
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House (98-Y 2-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/21/2018Reported from Transportation (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/28/2018Reported from Finance with amendments (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Read third time
03/02/2018Reading of amendments waived
03/02/2018Committee amendments agreed to
03/02/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/02/2018Passed Senate with amendments (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Placed on Calendar
03/06/2018Senate amendments agreed to by House (95-Y 2-N)
03/06/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB765ER)
03/08/2018Signed by Speaker
03/10/2018Signed by President
03/16/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 16, 2018
03/16/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
04/02/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB765ER)
04/04/2018Governor's recommendation received by House
04/18/2018House concurred in Governor's recommendation (98-Y 0-N)
04/18/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N)
04/18/2018Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to (38-Y 0-N 1-A)
04/18/2018Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N)
04/18/2018G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/18/2018Reenrolled bill text (HB765ER2)
04/18/2018Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/18/2018Signed by President as reenrolled
04/18/2018Enacted, Chapter 828 (effective 7/1/18)
04/18/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0828)