New River Valley Passenger Rail Station Authority; creation of authority in Planning District 4. (HB1893)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Terry Austin (R-Buchanan), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Nick Rush (R-Christiansburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


New River Valley Passenger Rail Station Authority; creation. Authorizes the creation of a regional passenger rail station authority in Planning District 4 to assist in the creation and maintenance of passenger rail in the region. The authority would be authorized to enter into revenue sharing agreements and to issue revenue bonds. The authority would be governed by a board consisting of members of each participating locality and institution of higher education. This bill is identical to SB 1212. Read the Bill »


03/25/2021: signed by governor


01/08/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100517D
01/08/2021Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/12/2021Assigned Transportation sub: Transportation Systems
01/14/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 1-N)
01/14/2021Reported from Transportation (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/14/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/15/2021Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
01/22/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/25/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2021Reported from Appropriations with amendment(s) (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1893)
01/26/2021Read first time
01/27/2021Read second time
01/27/2021Committee amendment agreed to
01/27/2021Engrossed by House as amended HB1893E
01/27/2021Printed as engrossed 21100517D-E
01/27/2021Engrossed bill reprinted 21100517D-E
01/28/2021Read third time and passed House (93-Y 7-N)
01/28/2021VOTE: Passage (93-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2021Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/02/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1893E)
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Transportation (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2021Reported from Transportation with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/17/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Read third time
02/18/2021Reading of amendment waived
02/18/2021Committee amendment agreed to
02/18/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/18/2021Passed Senate with amendment (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2021Placed on Calendar
02/22/2021Senate amendment agreed to by House (90-Y 8-N)
02/22/2021VOTE: Adoption (90-Y 8-N)
02/25/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1893ER)
02/25/2021Signed by President
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
03/01/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1893ER)
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/25/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 353 (effective 7/1/21)
03/25/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0353)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1212.