SJ 354 Railroad freight and passenger transportation in Virginia.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Railroad freight and passenger transportation in Virginia. Requests the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation to study the Virginia Rail Transportation Development Authority. In conducting its study, the Department shall (i) analyze the feasibility of various options to finance improvements to railroad freight and passenger transportation in Virginia, including strategies that may be considered by the Virginia Rail Transportation Development Authority, pursuant to SB 1279 (2003); (ii) conduct a literature search of national best practices relative to creating rail authorities and other relevant issues; (iii) examine how the Virginia Rail Transportation Development Authority can finance and facilitate financing of the acquisition, construction, repair, improvement, and extension of rail facilities, including rolling stock and infrastructure that the Authority determines to be in the public interest; and (iv) recommend the appropriate structure, powers and duties of the Authority, and revenue and sources of revenue needed to perform its responsibilities. The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation must complete its meetings by November 30, 2003, and submit to the Governor and the General Assembly an executive summary and a report of its findings and recommendations for publication as a document.

Full text:
01/08/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/03 031261420  pdf
02/04/03  Senate: Floor substitute printed 039399420-S1 (Edwards)  pdf
02/17/03  House: Committee substitute printed 038101420-H1  pdf
03/06/03  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ354ER)  pdf

Status:
01/08/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/03 031261420
01/08/03  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rules
02/03/03  Senate: Reported from Rules by voice vote
02/04/03  Senate: Floor substitute printed 039399420-S1 (Edwards)
02/04/03  Senate: Rules suspended (39-Y 0-N)
02/04/03  Senate: VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/04/03  Senate: Reading waived
02/04/03  Senate: Read second time
02/04/03  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/04/03  Senate: Substitute by Sen. Edwards agreed to 039399420-S1
02/04/03  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute 039399420-S1
02/04/03  Senate: Rules suspended (39-Y 0-N)
02/04/03  Senate: VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/04/03  Senate: Reading waived
02/04/03  Senate: Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/04/03  Senate: Communicated to House
02/05/03  House: Placed on Calendar
02/05/03  House: Referred to Committee on Rules
02/17/03  House: Reported from Rules with substitute (16-Y 0-N)
02/17/03  House: Committee substitute printed 038101420-H1
02/19/03  House: Taken up
02/19/03  House: Committee substitute agreed to 038101420-H1
02/19/03  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute 038101420-H1
02/19/03  House: Agreed to by House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/19/03  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
02/20/03  Senate: House substitute agreed to by Senate by voice vote
03/06/03  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ354ER)