HB 1414

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 08, 2020
  • Passed House Feb 10, 2020
  • Passed Senate Feb 26, 2020
  • Became Law Apr 22, 2020

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

Abstract

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. This bill incorporates HB 16 and HB 1538 and is identical to SB 890.

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 bill contains transitional provisions phasing in the new funding structure over a period of four years.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 $0.282 per gallon of gasoline will be phased in over three years, and then indexed every year thereafter. The regional gas tax will be converted to a rate of $0.076 per gallon of gasoline.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.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 $0.15 per $100 for the recordation of conveyance of a deed. The regional transient occupancy tax is raised from $2 to $3.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 adopts several safety initiatives, including: (i) making it illegal to possess an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle; (ii) requiring all passengers in a vehicle to wear safety belts and making failure to wear a safety belt a primary offense; (iii) prohibiting the use of handheld personal communication devices; (iv) establishing a speed monitoring program in highway safety corridors that uses a vehicle sensor to take a picture of a vehicle traveling more than 10 miles over the speed limit, subjecting the driver to a monetary fine; and (v) allowing localities to lower the speed limit below 25 miles per hour in business and residential districts. The Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles will establish an advisory committee to oversee education and enforcement of policies such as the seatbelt and hands-free provisions. The bill changes the requirement for a vehicle inspection from once every 12 months to once every 24 months.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.This bill incorporates HB 16 and HB 1538.

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. This bill incorporates HB 16 and HB 1538 and is identical to SB 890.

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 bill contains transitional provisions phasing in the new funding structure over a period of four years. 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 $0.282 per gallon of gasoline will be phased in over three years, and then indexed every year thereafter. The regional gas tax will be converted to a rate of $0.076 per gallon of gasoline.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.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 $0.15 per $100 for the recordation of conveyance of a deed. The regional transient occupancy tax is raised from $2 to $3.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 adopts several safety initiatives, including: (i) making it illegal to possess an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle,;(ii) requiring all passengers in a vehicle to wear safety belts and making failure to wear a safety belt a primary offense; (iii) prohibiting the use of handheld personal communication devices; (iv) establishing a speed monitoring program in highway safety corridors that uses a vehicle sensor to take a picture of a vehicle traveling more than 10 miles over the speed limit, subjecting the driver to a monetary fine; and (v) allowing localities to lower the speed limit below 25 miles per hour in business and residential districts. The Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles will establish an advisory committee to oversee education and enforcement of policies such as the seatbelt and hands-free provisions.The bill also creates numerous new transportation safety programs, including an Interstate Operations and Enhancement Program, a Virginia Highway Safety Improvement Program, the Robert O. Norris Bridge and Statewide Special Structures Program, and a Transit Incentive Program.

Bill Sponsors (6)

Votes


Actions


Apr 22, 2020

House

Placed on Calendar

House

Enacted, Chapter 1230 (effective - see bill)

Senate

Signed by President as reenrolled

House

Signed by Speaker as reenrolled

House

Reenrolled bill text (HB1414ER2)

House

Reenrolled

Office of the Governor

Governor's recommendation adopted

Senate

Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (23-Y 17-N)

House

VOTE: (49-Y 44-N)

House

House concurred in Governor's recommendation (49-Y 44-N)

Apr 11, 2020

House

Governor's recommendation received by House

Apr 08, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB1414ER)

Mar 20, 2020

House

Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020

Mar 19, 2020

House

Signed by Speaker

Mar 18, 2020

Senate

Signed by President

House

Enrolled

Mar 09, 2020

House

Impact statement from VCSC (HB1414H3)

Mar 08, 2020

Senate

Conference report agreed to by Senate (23-Y 16-N)

Mar 07, 2020

House

Conference substitute printed 20109905D-H3

House

VOTE: Adoption (54-Y 43-N)

House

Conference report agreed to by House (54-Y 43-N)

Virginia General Assembly

Amended by conference committee

Feb 27, 2020

House

Conferees appointed by House

Senate

Conferees appointed by Senate

House

House acceded to request

Feb 26, 2020

Senate

Senate requested conference committee

House

Impact statement from VCSC (HB1414S1)

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)

Senate

Read third time

Senate

Reading of substitute waived

Senate

Committee substitute agreed to 20108986D-S1

Senate

Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1414S1

Senate

Passed Senate with substitute (22-Y 18-N)

House

Senate substitute rejected by House 20108986D-S1 (0-Y 94-N)

House

VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 94-N)

Senate

Senate insisted on amendments (40-Y 0-N)

Feb 25, 2020

Senate

Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (12-Y 4-N)

Senate

Committee substitute printed 20108986D-S1

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB1414H2)

Feb 11, 2020

Senate

Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Feb 10, 2020

House

Read third time and passed House (56-Y 42-N)

House

VOTE: Passage (56-Y 42-N)

Feb 07, 2020

House

Passed by for the day

House

Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1414H2

House

Committee on Appropriations substitute agreed to 20107735D-H2

House

Committee on Transportation substitute rejected 20106751D-H1

House

Read second time

House

Motion to reconsidered pass by for the day agreed to

Feb 06, 2020

House

Read first time

Feb 05, 2020

House

Reported from Appropriations with substitute (14-Y 3-N)

House

Committee substitute printed 20107735D-H2

House

Incorporates HB1538 (Austin)

House

Incorporates HB16 (Krizek)

House

House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered

Feb 03, 2020

House

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

House

Reported from Finance (12-Y 10-N)

Jan 28, 2020

House

House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered

House

Incorporates HB16 (Krizek)

House

Committee substitute printed 20106751D-H1

House

Referred to Committee on Finance

House

Reported from Transportation with substitute (13-Y 8-N)

Jan 27, 2020

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-N)

House

Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Finance

House

House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered

Jan 14, 2020

House

Assigned Transportation sub: Motor Vehicles

Jan 08, 2020

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103440D

House

Referred to Committee on Transportation

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1414H2 HTML
Impact statement from VCSC (HB1414S1) HTML
Impact statement from VCSC (HB1414H3) HTML
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1414ER) HTML
Reenrolled bill text (HB1414ER2) HTML
Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1230) HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Amendment: HB1414AG HTML
Amendment: HB1414AC HTML

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