Transportation agency efficiencies & cost recoveries; exempts VDOT, etc., paying remote access fee. (SB1004)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Transportation agency efficiencies and cost recoveries. Exempts the Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) from paying any fee for remote access to land records; provides for VDOT to recommend to the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) an annual rate to be used by VDOT to make payments for maintenance; deletes references to the statewide maintenance cost index, the base lane per mile rate, and fund allocation; and adds language indicating that total payments are not to exceed CTB allocations. The bill also ensures that payback provisions specified are available to VDOT if a locality chooses to cancel a project in the six-year plan after approval of the location and design. Further, the bill eliminates the requirement of refunding bonds any time within three years of the date of maturity. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103481D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/20/2011Reported from Transportation with amendment (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2011Rereferred to Finance
01/27/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1004)
02/02/2011Reported from Finance with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2011Read second time
02/04/2011Transportation Committee amendment rejected
02/04/2011Reading of amendment waived
02/04/2011Finance Committee amendment agreed to
02/04/2011Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1004E
02/04/2011Printed as engrossed 11103481D-E
02/07/2011Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2011Placed on Calendar
02/09/2011Read first time
02/09/2011Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/15/2011Reported from Transportation (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Read second time
02/18/2011Read third time
02/18/2011Passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/18/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1004ER)
02/24/2011Signed by Speaker
02/24/2011Signed by President
03/09/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1004ER)
03/24/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 434 (effective 7/1/11)
03/24/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0434)


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 1 minute.