SB 413 Rail Transportation Development Authority; membership, powers, etc.
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Summary as passed Senate: (all summaries)
Rail Transportation Development Authority. Creates the Rail Transportation Development Authority, which has the responsibility of identifying needed construction, reconstruction, improvements, extensions, and acquisitions of real or personal property used to provide for transportation of freight or passengers by rail in the Commonwealth. The Authority would be composed of nine voting members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the General Assembly. Two members would represent passenger rail interests in the commonwealth including high-speed rail, inner-city passenger rail and commuter rail, and Virginia Railway Express. One member would represent Class 1 railroad interests in the Commonwealth, and one member would represent short line railroad interests in the Commonwealth. The bill provides that the Authority may not issue bonds; acquire property or rail transportation facilities; or collect fees and charges unless a comprehensive statewide plan for rail transportation projects becomes law by July 1, 2007.

Full text:
01/14/04  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/14/04 042234728  pdf | impact statement
02/04/04  Senate: Committee substitute printed 048227728-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/17/04  Senate: Committee substitute printed 043051840-S2  pdf
02/17/04  Senate: Printed as engrossed 043051840-ES2  pdf | impact statement

Amendments:
Senate amendments

Status:
01/14/04  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/14/04 042234728
01/14/04  Senate: Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/03/04  Senate: Reported from Local Government w/sub (15-Y 0-N)
02/03/04  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
02/04/04  Senate: Committee substitute printed 048227728-S1
02/17/04  Senate: Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/17/04  Senate: Committee substitute printed 043051840-S2
02/17/04  Senate: Read first time
02/17/04  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/04  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/04  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/17/04  Senate: Committee substitute rejected 048227728-S1
02/17/04  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/17/04  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 043051840-S2
02/17/04  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/17/04  Senate: Amendment by Sen. Edwards agreed to
02/17/04  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee sub. w/amd. SB413ES2
02/17/04  Senate: Printed as engrossed 043051840-ES2
02/17/04  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/04  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/04  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/04  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/04  Senate: Communicated to House
02/19/04  House: Placed on Calendar
02/19/04  House: Read first time
02/19/04  House: Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/24/04  House: Referred from Transportation (21-Y 0-N)
02/24/04  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/27/04  House: Assigned to App. sub-committee: 4
03/03/04  House: Continued to 2005 in Appropriations (25-Y 0-N)
03/08/04  House: Reconsidered by Appropriations
03/08/04  House: Failed to report (defeated) in App. (11-Y 14-N)