Transit funding; raises the existing regional transportation fee, etc. (HB729)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale) with support from co-patrons Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), and Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Transit funding. Raises the existing regional transportation fee, a grantor's tax, from $0.15 per $100 to $0.20 per $100 for localities in the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority that are also members of the Northern Virginia Transportation District. The bill requires half of the revenues to be deposited in the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority Fund and half to be deposited in the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Capital Fund. The rate of tax in the other localities will remain at $0.15 per $100, with one-third of the revenues to be retained by the locality to be used for transportation purposes and the other two-thirds to be deposited in the Northern Virginia Transportation District Fund. The bill also raises the existing transient occupancy tax in the localities located in the Northern Virginia Transportation District from $2 to $3, with all of the revenues from the tax being used to support WMATA. This bill incorporates HB 977. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/06/2020Committee
01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101892D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Finance
01/30/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB729)
02/05/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/05/2020Committee substitute printed 20107760D-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
02/10/2020Floor substitute printed 20108032D-H2 (Watts)
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Committee on Finance substitute rejected 20107760D-H1
02/10/2020Substitute by Delegate Watts agreed to 20108032D-H2
02/10/2020Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB729H2
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (55-Y 45-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (55-Y 45-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
02/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB729H2)
02/25/2020Continued to 2021 in Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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