Project evaluation; primary evacuation routes. (HB561)

Introduced By

Del. Emily Brewer (R-Suffolk) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Alex Askew (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk), Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake), Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Statewide prioritization process; primary evacuation routes. Requires the Office of Intermodal Planning to include in the results of screening candidate projects in the Six-Year Improvement Program whether such projects are located on a primary evacuation route. Read the Bill »


02/10/2020: In Committee


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103235D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/14/2020Assigned Transportation sub: Transportation Systems
01/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB561)
01/30/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (10-Y 0-N)
02/04/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/04/2020Reported from Transportation with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Committee substitute printed 20107098D-H1
02/05/2020Read first time
02/06/2020Read second time
02/06/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107098D-H1
02/06/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB561H1
02/07/2020Read third time and passed House (99-Y 1-N)
02/07/2020VOTE: Passage (99-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB561H1)

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Transportation committee on 02/27/2020. It meets on Wednesday, 1/2 hour after adjournment - Senate Room A.


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 45 seconds.

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