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HIGHWAYS, BRIDGES, AND FERRIES

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over to 2009 Session


Bland County; State to convey an easement across certain property therein along Route 665. (Patron-Puckett, SB 421 (C))
Bridge and safety funding; prioritization by Transportation Board. Adding  33.1-223.2:18. (Patron-Athey, HB 1288 (C))
Bridge replacement and repair; Transportation Board to award contracts for design-build procurement. Amending  33.1-12. (Patron-Nichols, HB 1301 (C))
Changeable electronic variable message signs; imposes a moratorium on erection of advertisements therein. Amending  33.1-369. (Patron-May, HB 1511 (C); Ticer, SB 763 (C))
CHILD WITH AUTISM signs; VDOT to post within an area in which child resides. Adding  33.1-223.2:18. (Patron-Carrico, HB 374 (C))
Community service landscaping program; VDOT Commissioner to establish. Amending  8.01-226.8; adding  33.1-12.2. (Patron-Stuart, SB 153 (Chapter 688))
Comprehensive highway access management standards; Commissioner to promulgate standards in phases. Amending second, third, and fourth enactments of Chapters 863 and 928, 2007 Acts. (Patron-Hull, HB 1572 (Chapter 454); Watkins, SB 370 (Chapter 274))
Constitutional amendment; Transportation Fund, Transportation Trust Fund, Highway Maintenance and Operating Fund, and Priority Transportation Fund (first reference). Adding Section 7-B in Article X. (Patron-Moran, HJR 29 (C); Norment, SJR 91 (C))
Covered Bridge Capital; designating Patrick County thereas. Amending  1-510. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 94 (Chapter 262))
D.C. Metro; Secretary of Transportation to study extension from Springfield Station south on I-95 to Woodbridge and Potomac Mills. (Patron-Nichols, HJR 64 (F))
Environmental impact reports; requires county, city, or town to submit report on highway projects over $500,000. Amending 10.1-1188. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 1259 (Chapter 45); Miller, Y.B., SB 43 (Chapter 473))
Golf cart and utility vehicles; crossing of highways at intersections controlled by traffic lights in Town of Colonial Beach. Amending  46.2-916.3. (Patron-Stuart, SB 165 (Chapter 456))
Golf carts; operation on public highways within boundaries of Town of Claremont. Amending  46.2-916.2. (Patron-Barlow, HB 1429 (Chapter 196))
Greenhouse gas emissions; mandatory reporting. Amending 10.1-1300; adding  10.1-1329, 10.1-1330, and 33.1-223.2:18. (Patron-Vanderhye, HB 1230 (F); Whipple, SB 234 (F))
Hampton Roads and Northern Virginia Transportation Authorities; repeals authority to impose fees or taxes. Amending 15.2-4831, 15.2-4838.1, 15.2-4840, 33.1-391.10, 33.1-391.15, 46.2-755.1, 46.2-755.2, 46.2-1167.1, 58.1-540, 58.1-605, 58.1-606, 58.1-625.1, 58.1-802.1, 58.1-1724.3, 58.1-1724.7, 58.1-2402.1, and 58.1-3825.1; adding  33.1-391.14:01. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 724 (F))
Hampton Roads Transportation Authority; abolishes Authority and taxes, fees, and charges dedicated to financing its operation and programs. Amending  33.1-23.03, 46.2-755.1, 46.2-775.2, 46.2-1167.1, 58.1-605, 58.1-606, 58.1-625.1, 58.1-802.1, 58.1-2402.1, 58.1-3221.3, and sixteenth enactment of Chapter 896, 2007 Acts; repealing  33.1-391.6 through 33.1-391.15, 58.1-1724.3, 58.1-1724.5, 58.1-1724.6, 58.1-1724.7, and fifth, sixth, fourteenth, fifteenth, and nineteenth enactments of Chapter 896, 2007 Acts. (Patron-Gear, HB 829 (F); Oder, HB 1444 (F); Miller, J.C., SB 676 (C))
Hampton Roads Transportation Authority; expansion of Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel in list of first tier projects. Amending 33.1-391.10. (Patron-Gear, HB 826 (F))
Hampton Roads Transportation Authority; power to enter into design-build contracts for construction of projects. Amending 33.1-391.10. (Patron-Miller, Y.B., SB 660 (F))
Hampton Roads Transportation Authority; procedures to be followed in making legislative requests and recommendations to General Assembly. Amending  33.1-391.15; adding  33.1-391.9:1. (Patron-Oder, HB 1304 (F))
Hampton Roads Transportation Authority; removes York County and Cities of Hampton and Poquoson from territory. Amending 33.1-391.7, 33.1-391.9, and 33.1-391.10. (Patron-Gear, HB 828 (F))
Hampton Roads Transportation Authority; revises number of members needed for quorum at meetings. Amending  33.1-391.9, 33.1-391.10, 46.2-755.1, 46.2-755.2, 58.1-605, 58.1-606, 58.1-625.1, 58.1-802.1, 58.1-1724.3, 58.1-2402.1, and 58.1-3221.3. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 507 (F))
Handbills, etc.; distribution in highway rights-of-way in certain localities. Amending  46.2-931. (Patron-McClellan, HB 337 (Chapter 120); McEachin, SB 160 (Chapter 235))
Handbills, etc.; distribution in Spotsylvania County and City of Richmond. Amending  46.2-931. (Patron-Loupassi, HB 875 (Chapter 310))
High-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes; construction contracts for additional lanes on I-95 or I-395 in or between Arlington County and Spotsylvania County. Amending  33.1-56.1; adding 33.1-56.2:1. (Patron-Barker, SB 720 (F))
High-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes; prohibits designation thereof on any portion of I-95 between Potomac River and City of Fredericksburg. Amending  33.1-56.2. (Patron-Nichols, HB 135 (F))
High-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes; revises procedures for enforcing violations. Amending  33.1-56.1 and 33.1-56.3. (Patron-Rust, HB 454 (Chapter 167); Saslaw, SB 570 (Chapter 280))
High-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes; use by vehicles bearing clean special fuel vehicle license plates. Amending  33.1-46.2. (Patron-Plum, HB 342 (I) See HB1014; Hugo, HB 1014 (Chapter 511))
High-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes; violations in Hampton Roads Planning District. Amending  33.1-46.2. (Patron-Miller, P.J., HB 268 (F))
Highway construction; increases cost of project using state or local employees. Amending  33.1-190. (Patron-Herring, SB 189 (Chapter 472))
Highway construction; power exercised by Transportation Commissioner includes construction of sidewalks and lighting therefor. Amending  33.1-89, 33.1-119, and 33.1.205. (Patron-Amundson, HB 618 (C))
Highway construction funds, primary and secondary; funds allocation. Amending  33.1-23.2 and 33.1-23.4. (Patron-Miller, J.H., HB 1385 (F))
Highway construction, primary system; funds allocation. Amending 33.1-23.2. (Patron-Watts, HB 471 (F); Rust, HB 1108 (F))
Highway maintenance; provides for increased payments where traffic volumes exceed statewide average. Amending  33.1-41.1. (Patron-Shannon, HB 961 (F))
Highway maintenance payments; Arlington and Henrico Counties to receive same payments provided for roads within urban districts. Amending  15.2-2403.1. (Patron-Ingram, HB 788 (F))
Highway systems; allocation of maintenance funds. Amending 33.1-23.1. (Patron-Bulova, HB 389 (F))
Highway systems; eliminates three-tier aspect of revenue-sharing program. Amending  33.1-23.05. (Patron-Athey, HB 1286 (I) See HB111)
Highway systems; revenue-sharing funds for certain counties. Amending  33.1-23.05. (Patron-Crockett-Stark, HB 571 (I) See HB111)
Highway systems; revenue-sharing funds therefor in certain counties, cities, and towns. Amending  33.1-23.05. (Patron-Scott, E.T., HB 111 (F); Ruff, SB 99 (Chapter 608))
Highway Trust Fund, federal; joint subcommittee to study impact on State of decline in funding. (Patron-Bouchard, HJR 158 (F))
Highway welcome and exit signs; localities may put up within highway rights-of-way. Amending  33.1-355; adding 33.1-223.2:18. (Patron-Carrico, HB 373 (F); Armstrong, HB 692 (F))
Impact fees; expands existing road impact fee provisions to include school improvements, etc. Adding  15.2-2327.1 through 15.2-2327.11. (Patron-May, HB 635 (F))
Income tax, state; toll payment tax credit. Adding  58.1-339.12. (Patron-Poisson, HB 612 (F); Herring, SB 194 (F))
Interstate Routes 64 and 664; prohibits imposition and collection of tolls for use of certain portions. Amending  33.1-23.03:10 and 33.1-391.8. (Patron-Oder, HB 405 (C))
Jerry Falwell Parkway; designating as portion of Route 460 between City of Lynchburg and Campbell County. (Patron-Newman, SB 654 (Chapter 44))
Lance Corporal Daniel Todd Morris Bridge; designating as bridge over Interstate Route 81 at Steeles Tavern. (Patron-Cline, HB 1555 (Chapter 200))
Littering; illegal dumping or disposal of unsightly matter from motor vehicle. Amending  33.1-346. (Patron-Nichols, HB 158 (F))
Loitering; prohibited in right-of-way of any highway with posted signs. Amending  46.2-930. (Patron-Watts, HB 470 (Chapter 503))
Motor fuels tax; rate increase. Amending  58.1-2217, 58.1-2249, 58.1-2289, 58.1-2701, and 58.1-2706. (Patron-Watts, HB 275 (F); Hull, HB 1266 (F); Saslaw, SB 713 (F))
Motorcycles; driving two abreast in a single lane. Amending 46.2-857. (Patron-Cole, HB 48 (F))
Newman Road; designating as State byway in Fairfax County. (Patron-Hugo, HB 1013 (Chapter 442))
Outdoor advertising; local governments ability to limit or remove signs. Amending  33.1-370.1, 33.1-370.2, and 33.1-371.1. (Patron-Bouchard, HB 1105 (C))
Overweight and overload permits; creates fee schedules therefor to help recover additional maintenance costs. Amending second enactment of Chapter 738, 2007 Acts. (Patron-Bowling, HB 1551 (Chapter 864))
Public road easements; maintenance of certain roads not abandoned. Adding  55-50.3. (Patron-May, HB 1320 (Chapter 599))
Public-Private Transportation Act; prohibits private entity from imposing tolls on Interstate 81. Amending  56-565. (Patron-Gilbert, HB 1515 (I) See HB1516; Obenshain, SB 753 (F))
Public-Private Transportation Act; prohibits private entity from imposing tolls on Interstate 81 highways without approval of General Assembly. Amending  33.1-23.03:10 and 56-565. (Patron-Gilbert, HB 1516 (Chapter 602); Obenshain, SB 754 (Chapter 838))
Rail Enhancement Fund; allows Director to waive requirement that projects funded include a minimum of 30 percent cash or in-kind matching contribution from a private source. Amending 33.1-221.1:1.1. (Patron-Ebbin, HB 856 (F); Miller, Y.B., SB 11 (F))
Rail Transportation Development Authority; created. Amending 2.2-2101 and 33.1-221.1:1.1; adding  33.1-391.5:1 through 33.1-391.5:5; repealing  33.1-391.3:1 and Chapter 1041, 2003 Acts. (Patron-Edwards, SB 122 (C))
Richmond Metropolitan Authority (RMA); powers and duties of Authority. Amending  33-255.44:11, 33-255.44:12, 33-255.44:13, 33-255.44:15, 33-255.44:22, 33-255.44:23, 33-255.44:26, 33-255.44:27, 33-255.44:28, and 33-255.44:30 (carried by reference in  33.1-320). (Patron-Nixon, HB 544 (C))
Richmond Metropolitan Authority (RMA); revises composition of Board of Directors. Amending  33-255.44:12 (carried by reference in Code as  33.1-320); adding  33.1-320.01. (Patron-Watkins, SB 767 (C))
Rural rustic road program; increases maximum average daily traffic volume for roads. Amending  33.1-70.1. (Patron-May, HB 1406 (Chapter 195))
School bus stops; local school boards may install signs or other devices to indicate. Adding  33.1-223.2:18. (Patron-Rust, HB 453 (Chapter 291))
Secondary highway system; allocates construction funds among counties solely on basis of population. Amending  33.1-23.4. (Patron-Nichols, HB 94 (C))
Statewide Rail Plan; Transportation Board to establish. Amending 33.1-23.03 and 33.1-221.1:1.1. (Patron-Watkins, SB 371 (F))
Statewide Transportation Plan; VDOT and metropolitan planning organizations to include regional goals and performance measures. Amending  2.2-229 and 33.1-23.03. (Patron-Herring, SB 186 (F))
Statistical information; VDOT to collect and report. Adding 33.1-223.2:18. (Patron-Shannon, HB 977 (I) See HB147)
Stop and yield sign posts; Department of Transportation to study feasibility, costs, and benefits of applying retroreflective material thereto. (Patron-Barker, SJR 119 (F))
Toll facilities; purchaser thereof that is non-State entity to agree to conduct business in open meetings. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 342 (C))
Toll facilities, state; approval by local referendum of any contract, etc. that would transfer control to non-State entity. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 343 (F))
Tolls; State Corporation Commission to approve or revise rates charged. Amending  56-542. (Patron-May, HB 1140 (Chapter 841); Herring, SB 778 (Chapter 844))
Tractor-trailer combinations; local ordinances prohibiting use of certain highways. Adding  33.1-228.2. (Patron-Crockett-Stark, HB 568 (F); Puckett, SB 407 (C))
Traffic control measures; allows installation and application on secondary system components. Adding  33.1-223.2:18. (Patron-Watts, HB 277 (Chapter 468))
Traffic control measures; financing for application and installation. Adding  33.1-223.2:18. (Patron-Frederick, HB 1032 (Chapter 471))
Traffic crimes; mandatory minimum fines. Amending  18.2-35, 18.2-36, 18.2-36.1, 18.2-51.4, 18.2-270, 46.2-341.19, 46.2-341.28, 46.2-357, 46.2-391, 46.2-817, 46.2-865.1, 46.2-868, and 46.2-894. (Patron-Albo, HB 161 (F))
TransDominion Express Commission; created. Adding  33.1-391.16, 33.1-391.17, and 33.1-391.18; repealing Chapter 1041, 2003 Acts. (Patron-Edwards, SB 121 (F))
Transportation Board; naming of highways, etc., and cost of construction. Amending  33.1-12. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 73 (F))
Transportation Commissioner; contracts for grounds keeping, mowing, etc. on highways within Reston. Adding  33.1-223.2:18. (Patron-Plum, HB 347 (F); Howell, SB 71 (F))
Transportation Plan; to include quantifiable measures and achievable goals relating to greenhouse gas emissions. Amending  33.1-23.03. (Patron-Whipple, SB 233 (C))
Transportation Plan; to include regional goals and performance measures for each highway construction district. Amending 2.2-229 and 33.1-23.03. (Patron-Fralin, HB 147 (F))
Trooper Charles Mark Cosslett Memorial Highway; designating as portion of Fairfax County Parkway. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1507 (Chapter 199))
Trooper Robert A. Hill Memorial Bridge; designating as bridge over Route 58 in Southampton County. (Patron-Tyler, HB 1464 (Chapter 197))
Trucks and combination vehicles; Transportation Board to impose fee for use in maintaining highways. Adding  33.1-223.2:18. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 185 (F))
U.S. Route 460 Communications Committee; extends mandate, report. (Patron-Jones, S.C., HJR 159 (P))
VDOT; authority to account for workforce housing. Adding 33.1-132.01. (Patron-Englin, HB 803 (F))
VDOT; supplying information to and soliciting comments from Reston. Adding  33.1-223.2:18. (Patron-Plum, HB 348 (F))
VDOT; waiver of certain entrance sight-distance requirements. Adding  33.1-223.2:18. (Patron-Nutter, HB 1454 (C))
Vehicle weight limit enforcement; county enforcement on highways within its boundaries. Adding  46.2-1138.3. (Patron-Poisson, HB 293 (F))
Virginia-North Carolina Interstate Toll Road Compact; repealing Compact. Repealing  33.1-465. (Patron-Landes, HB 84 (Chapter 481))
Weight limit; town ordinance thereof on certain roads. Amending 46.2-1138.2. (Patron-Athey, HB 1546 (F))
Wilderness Road: Virginia’s Heritage Migration Route; designating certain highway segments thereas. (Patron-Edwards, SB 150 (Chapter 687))
2008 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, and Resolutions - For additional information, please contact the House of Delegates Information and Public Relations Office, P. O. Box 406, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23218, telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 12/19/08