SB 6009 Transportation funding, statewide and regional; establishes new taxes & increases rates of certain.
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Summary as introduced:
Statewide and regional transportation funding.  Establishes new taxes and increases the rates of certain existing taxes with the revenues generated to be used for the funding of transportation on a statewide and regional basis.  The bill would provide funds for mass transit and road and highway maintenance statewide by (i) increasing the state motor fuels tax rate by $0.06 per gallon in increments of $0.01 per gallon in each of the next six fiscal years, (ii) increasing the state retail sales and use tax by one-quarter of one percent, and (iii) increasing the motor vehicle sales and use tax by one-half of one percent.  These increases in taxes would be imposed throughout the Commonwealth. 

The bill also would provide funds to be used for transportation purposes in the counties and cities embraced by the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority by (i) establishing an additional one-half of one percent state retail sales and use tax to be imposed in the Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William and the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park; (ii) establishing a $5 per day transient occupancy tax to be imposed in such counties and cities; and (iii) increasing the grantor’s tax in such counties and cities by $0.40 per $100 of value.

The revenues collected under the bill for mass transit and road and highway maintenance would be deposited into the Supplemental Highway Maintenance and Mass Transit Fund.  Each year 25 percent of the moneys deposited into the Fund would be distributed to the Commonwealth Mass Transit Fund to be used for mass transit purposes.  The remaining 75 percent of such moneys would be used for road and highway maintenance in the construction district in which such moneys were generated or attributable, provided that the Bristol construction district would receive a proportionate share that is not less than such construction district’s proportion of the total funds allocated statewide for road and highway maintenance in the Commonwealth’s fiscal year ending June 30, 2008.

The revenues from the taxes that would be imposed in the Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William and the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park would be administered by the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority for transportation purposes in such counties and cities.

All taxes under the bill would be taxes of the Commonwealth..

The bill would repeal the authorization of certain counties and cities in Northern Virginia to impose a local income tax.  

Full text:
06/23/08  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 082995324  pdf | impact statement
06/25/08  Senate: Committee substitute printed 084955324-S1  pdf | impact statement
07/09/08  House: Floor substitute printed 089893420-H1 (Athey)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
House amendments engrossed
Senate amendments rejected

Status:
06/23/08  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 082995324
06/23/08  Senate: Referred to Committee on Transportation
06/24/08  Senate: Rereferred from Transportation (9-Y 4-N)
06/24/08  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
06/25/08  Senate: Reported from Finance with substitute (9-Y 5-N)
06/25/08  Senate: Committee substitute printed 084955324-S1
06/25/08  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
06/25/08  Senate: Read second time
06/25/08  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
06/25/08  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 084955324-S1
06/25/08  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB6009S1
06/25/08  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N)
06/25/08  Senate: Passed by temporarily
06/25/08  Senate: Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (36-Y 1-N)
06/25/08  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
06/25/08  Senate: Amendments by Senator Stolle rejected (13-Y 24-N)
06/25/08  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB6009S1
06/25/08  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
06/25/08  Senate: Passed Senate (21-Y 16-N)
06/25/08  Senate: Communicated to House
06/25/08  House: Placed on Calendar
06/25/08  House: Read first time
06/25/08  House: Referred to Committee on Rules
06/26/08  House: Reported from Rules without recommendation (11-Y 4-N)
06/27/08  House: Read second time
06/27/08  House: Passed by for the day
07/09/08  House: Read third time
07/09/08  House: Pending question ordered
07/09/08  House: Floor substitute printed 089893420-H1 (Athey)
07/09/08  House: Substitute by Delegate Athey rejected 089893420-H1 (0-Y 98-N)
07/09/08  House: VOTE: --- ADOPTION (0-Y 98-N)
07/09/08  House: Motion by Del. Marshall, R. G. to pass by Delegate Armstrong floor amendments
07/09/08  House: Motion by Delegate Marshall, R.G. withdrawn
07/09/08  House: Amendments by Delegate Armstrong agreed to (95-Y 1-N)
07/09/08  House: VOTE: --- AGREE TO (95-Y 1-N)
07/09/08  House: Pending question ordered
07/09/08  House: Defeated by House (39-Y 59-N)
07/09/08  House: VOTE: --- Defeated (39-Y 59-N)