Hampton Roads Regional Transit Program and Fund; created, 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


Hampton Roads Regional Transit Program. Creates the Hampton Roads Regional Transit Program to develop, maintain, and improve a regional network of transit routes and related infrastructure, rolling stock, and support facilities. The program would be funded by an additional (i) regional grantor's tax at a rate of $0.06 per $100 of the consideration for the conveyance and (ii) regional transient occupancy tax at a rate of one percent of the charge for the occupancy, both imposed in localities in the Hampton Roads Transportation District. The bill also dedicates $20 million of revenues from existing recordation taxes to funding the program. The moneys would be deposited into the Hampton Roads Regional Transit Fund, created by the bill. This bill is identical to SB 1038. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


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)
02/25/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (12-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Committee substitute printed 20108940D-S1
02/26/2020VOTE: Adoption (0-Y 94-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Read third time
02/26/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/26/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108940D-S1
02/26/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1726S1
02/26/2020Passed Senate with substitute (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Passed Senate with substitute (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Senate substitute rejected by House 20108940D-S1 (0-Y 94-N)
02/26/2020VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 94-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Senate insisted on amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Senate requested conference committee
02/27/2020House acceded to request
02/27/2020Conferees appointed by House
02/27/2020Delegates: Askew, Lindsey, Fariss
02/27/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
02/27/2020Senators: Lucas, Locke, Norment
02/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1726S1)
03/03/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/03/2020Conference substitute printed 20109424D-H2
03/03/2020Passed by temporarily
03/03/2020Conference report agreed to by House (57-Y 35-N)
03/03/2020VOTE: Agree To (57-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Passed by temporarily
03/04/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1726ER)
03/07/2020Signed by President
03/08/2020Signed by Speaker
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/11/2020Governor's recommendation received by House
04/22/2020VOTE: (50-Y 40-N)
04/22/2020Placed on Calendar
04/22/2020House concurred in Governor's recommendation (50-Y 40-N)
04/22/2020Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (27-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
04/22/2020G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/22/2020Reenrolled bill text (HB1726ER2)
04/22/2020Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/22/2020Signed by President as reenrolled
04/22/2020Enacted, Chapter 1241 (effective - see bill)
04/22/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1241)
05/01/2020VOTE: (50-Y 40-N)