New River Valley Passenger Rail Station Authority; creation of authority in Planning District 4. (SB1212)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


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 HB 1893. Read the Bill »


03/25/2021: signed by governor


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102192D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/21/2021Reported from Transportation (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/02/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/02/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Read second time
02/04/2021Committee amendment agreed to
02/04/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1212E
02/04/2021Printed as engrossed 21102192D-E
02/04/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2021Placed on Calendar
02/07/2021Read first time
02/07/2021Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Transportation
02/11/2021Reported from Transportation with amendment(s) (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Read second time
02/16/2021Read third time
02/16/2021Committee amendment agreed to
02/16/2021Engrossed by House as amended
02/16/2021Passed House with amendment (93-Y 6-N)
02/16/2021VOTE: Passage (93-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1212ER)
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/24/2021Signed by Speaker
02/25/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 25, 2021
02/25/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/25/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 354 (effective 7/1/21)
03/25/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0354)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1893.