Hampton Roads Regional Transit Program and Fund; transit funding. (HB1726)

Introduced By

Del. Alex Askew (D-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk), Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk), and Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Transportation funding in the Hampton Roads region. Raises additional revenues for the Hampton Roads Transportation Fund by levying a regional grantors tax and a regional transient occupancy tax, and a tax on transportation network providers of transportation for compensation originating or terminating in a locality in Planning District 23. The bill also the existing regional gas tax to 3.1 percent per gallon of gasoline or diesel fuel and indexes the tax rate annually beginning July 1, 2021. The bill establishes a tax on Transportation Network Providers, with allocation of the revenues to transit across the Commonwealth. The bill provides that the new revenues generated shall be used operate a regional system of inter-jurisdictional, high-frequency bus service in the region. Read the Bill »


02/12/2020: In Committee


01/17/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105233D
01/17/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/22/2020Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
01/27/2020Referred from Appropriations
01/27/2020Referred to Committee on Finance
01/29/2020Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #3
01/30/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1726)
01/31/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
02/05/2020Committee substitute printed 20107332D-H1
02/05/2020Reported from Finance with substitute (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Passed by for the day
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107332D-H1
02/10/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1726H1
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (59-Y 38-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (59-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
02/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1726H1)

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