Transit equity and modernization; Department of Rail and Public Transportation to study. (HJ542)

Introduced By

Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond) with support from 31 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg), Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville), Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk), Del. Candi King (D-Woodbridge), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling), Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield), Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico), Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; Department of Rail and Public Transportation; transit equity and modernization; report. Requests the Department of Rail and Public Transportation to conduct a two-year study of transit equity and modernization in the Commonwealth, with emphasis on transit services and engagement opportunities for underserved and underrepresented communities. Read the Bill »


07/23/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Finance and Appropriations Committee


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102752D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Rules
01/20/2021Assigned Rules sub: Studies
01/22/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
01/22/2021Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/22/2021Reported from Rules (17-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/22/2021Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
01/29/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/29/2021Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Committee substitute printed 21104000D-H1
02/02/2021Taken up
02/02/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21104000D-H1
02/02/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HJ542H1
02/02/2021Agreed to by House (77-Y 19-N)
02/02/2021VOTE: Agree To (77-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Reading waived
02/03/2021Referred to Committee on Rules
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rules (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Reported from Rules
02/12/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/17/2021Committee substitute printed 21200385D-S1
02/17/2021Read second time
02/17/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Read third time
02/18/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/18/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200385D-S1
02/18/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HJ542S1
02/18/2021Agreed to by Senate with substitute by voice vote
02/22/2021Senate substitute rejected by House 21200385D-S1 (0-Y 99-N)
02/22/2021VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 99-N)
02/23/2021Senate insisted on substitute
02/23/2021Senate requested conference committee
02/24/2021House acceded to request
02/24/2021Conferees appointed by House
02/24/2021Delegates: McQuinn, Carr, Knight
02/25/2021Conferees appointed by Senate
02/25/2021Senators: Favola, Marsden, Vogel
02/25/2021C Amended by conference committee
02/25/2021Conference report agreed to by House (75-Y 22-N)
02/25/2021VOTE: Agreed To (75-Y 22-N)
02/25/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ542ER)
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by Senate
02/27/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ542ER)

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