VA SB890 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-1)
Status: Enrolled on March 18 2020 - 75% progression
Action: 2020-03-20 - Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]


Transportation. Amends numerous laws related to transportation funds, revenue sources, construction, and safety programs. Transportation. Amends numerous laws related to transportation funds, revenue sources, construction, and safety programs. The bill adopts numerous structural changes to the transportation funding system in the Commonwealth. Most transportation revenues are directed to a new Commonwealth Transportation Fund and the existing Highway Maintenance and Operating Fund. Funds are then disbursed, based on codified formulas, to subfunds established to meet the varying transportation needs of different modes of transportation. The existing gas tax based on a percentage of the wholesale price of gasoline and diesel fuel is converted to a cents-per-gallon tax. A rate of $0.262 per gallon of gasoline will be phased in over two years, and then indexed every year thereafter. The regional gas tax will be converted to a rate of $0.076 per gallon of gasoline and will be imposed everywhere in the Commonwealth that a regional gas tax is not already imposed. Registration fees for motor vehicles will be lowered. The Department of Motor Vehicles will implement a Highway Use Fee for alternative fuel and fuel-efficient vehicles. Alternatively, a person whose vehicles would be subject to this new fee may elect to instead enroll in a mileage-based user fee program to be developed by the Department. The bill also eliminates the $5 walk-in fee for conducting certain transactions in person at the Department of Motor Vehicles, and prohibits a person from being issued a citation for both an expired motor vehicle inspection sticker and faulty equipment. In Northern Virginia, the regional transportation improvement fee, used to support the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), is lowered to $0.10 per $100 for the recordation of conveyance of a deed. A new regional congestion fee is imposed at a rate of $0.10 per $100 for the recordation of conveyance of a deed. The regional transient occupancy tax is raised from two percent to three percent. The bill authorizes the use of transportation bonds to complete the final section of Corridor Q of the Appalachian Development Highway System, and authorizes a bond issuance for improvements in the Interstate 81 and Interstate 66 corridors. The bill establishes a new Virginia Passenger Rail Authority. The bill also creates numerous new transportation safety programs, including an Interstate Operations and Enhancement Program, a Virginia Highway Safety Improvement Program, the Statewide Special Structures Program, and a Transit Incentive Program.

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Transportation; amends numerous laws related to funds, safety programs, revenue sources, etc.


Roll Calls

2020-03-08 - House - House: VOTE: Adoption (51-Y 42-N) (Y: 51 N: 41 NV: 7 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-03-07 - Senate - Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (23-Y 16-N) (Y: 22 N: 16 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-26 - Senate - Senate: Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-26 - Senate - Senate: House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N) (Y: 0 N: 39 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2020-02-26 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (52-Y 44-N) (Y: 52 N: 43 NV: 4 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-21 - House - House: Reported from Appropriations with substitute (13-Y 8-N) (Y: 13 N: 8 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-19 - House - House: Reported from Finance with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (Y: 13 N: 9 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-19 - House - House: Reported from Finance with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (Y: 13 N: 9 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-11 - Senate - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (23-Y 17-N) (Y: 22 N: 17 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-10 - Senate - Senate: Reading of amendment waived (38-Y 1-N) (Y: 37 N: 1 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-05 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-04 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (10-Y 6-N) (Y: 10 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-03-20 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
2020-03-20SenateEnrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
2020-03-19HouseSigned by Speaker
2020-03-18SenateSigned by President
2020-03-18SenateBill text as passed Senate and House (SB890ER)
2020-03-08HouseVOTE: Adoption (51-Y 42-N)
2020-03-08HouseConference report agreed to by House (51-Y 42-N)
2020-03-07SenateConference report agreed to by Senate (23-Y 16-N)
2020-03-07SenateConference substitute printed 20109907D-S3
2020-03-07 Conference: Amended by conference committee
2020-02-27HouseDelegates: McQuinn, Jones, Knight, Watts, Sullivan
2020-02-27HouseConferees appointed by House
2020-02-27SenateSenators: Saslaw, Marsden, Barker, Norment, Hanger
2020-02-27SenateConferees appointed by Senate
2020-02-26SenateSenate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N)
2020-02-26HouseHouse requested conference committee
2020-02-26HouseHouse insisted on substitute
2020-02-26SenateHouse substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N)
2020-02-26HouseVOTE: Passage (52-Y 44-N)
2020-02-26HousePassed House with substitute (52-Y 44-N)
2020-02-26HousePending question ordered
2020-02-26HouseEngrossed by House - committee substitute SB890H2
2020-02-26HouseCommittee on Appropriations substitute agreed to20108796D-H2
2020-02-26HouseCommittee on Finance substitute rejected 20108632D-H1
2020-02-26HousePassed by temporarily
2020-02-26HouseRead third time
2020-02-25HouseRead second time
2020-02-21HouseCommittee substitute printed 20108796D-H2
2020-02-21HouseReported from Appropriations with substitute (13-Y 8-N)
2020-02-19HouseReferred to Committee on Appropriations
2020-02-19HouseCommittee substitute printed 20108632D-H1
2020-02-19HouseReported from Finance with substitute (13-Y 9-N)
2020-02-14HouseReferred to Committee on Finance
2020-02-14HouseRead first time
2020-02-14HousePlaced on Calendar
2020-02-11SenateRead third time and passed Senate (23-Y 17-N)
2020-02-10SenateEngrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB890S2
2020-02-10SenateAmendments by Senator DeSteph ruled out of order
2020-02-10SenateSubstitute by Senator Saslaw agreed to 20108058D-S2
2020-02-10SenateReading of substitute waived
2020-02-10SenateMotion to reconsider not waiving reading agreed to (38-Y 1-N)
2020-02-10SenateReading of substitute not waived
2020-02-10SenateCommittee substitute rejected 20107093D-S1
2020-02-10SenateRead second time
2020-02-10SenateFloor substitute printed 20108058D-S2 (Saslaw)
2020-02-07SenatePassed by for the day
2020-02-06SenatePassed by for the day
2020-02-05SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2020-02-04SenateCommittee substitute printed 20107093D-S1
2020-02-04SenateReported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (10-Y 6-N)
2020-01-08SenateReferred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
2020-01-08SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103443D

Same As/Similar To

HB1414 (Same As) 2020-03-20 - Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020

Code Citations

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221509.2(n/a)See Bill Text
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512.16(n/a)See Bill Text
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5812299.20(n/a)See Bill Text
5812425(n/a)See Bill Text
5812531(n/a)See Bill Text
5812701(n/a)See Bill Text
581608.3(n/a)See Bill Text
581638(n/a)See Bill Text
581638.3(n/a)See Bill Text
581802.3(n/a)See Bill Text
581802.4(n/a)See Bill Text
581811(n/a)See Bill Text
581815.4(n/a)See Bill Text
581816(n/a)See Bill Text

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