HB 2168 Virginia Coal Train Heritage Authority; established.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)

Virginia Coal Train Heritage Authority. Creates the Virginia Coal Train Heritage Authority (the Authority) with rights and powers to be exercised by a 25-member board, which will consist of three representatives from the governing body of each of the Counties of Dickenson, Russell, and Wise; two citizen members from each of those three counties; one citizen member from each of the Towns of Clinchco, Haysi, and St. Paul; three commissioners of the Breaks Interstate Park Commission; two citizen members with experience in the excursion train business; and two members of the General Assembly. The Authority's powers are similar to those that other authorities possess. The bill authorizes the Authority to cooperate with any private or governmental entity in the state of West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, or North Carolina in the development of a tourist train and exempts any train operator that has entered into a public-private partnership contract with the Authority from liability for personal injury or wrongful death except in the case of gross negligence or an intentional tort. Notice of such immunity must be posted at the time of ticketing and at all train entrances.

Full text:
01/11/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100382D  pdf
01/31/17  House: Printed as engrossed 17100382D-E  pdf
02/24/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2168ER)  pdf
03/24/17  House: Governor's substitute printed 17105996D-H1  pdf
04/26/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0834)  pdf

House amendments
Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed
Governor's recommendation

01/11/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100382D
01/11/17  House: Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/19/17  House: Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #1
01/25/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
01/27/17  House: Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendment (21-Y 0-N)
01/30/17  House: Read first time
01/31/17  House: Read second time
01/31/17  House: Committee amendment agreed to
01/31/17  House: Engrossed by House as amended HB2168E
01/31/17  House: Printed as engrossed 17100382D-E
02/01/17  House: Read third time and passed House (96-Y 1-N)
02/01/17  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 1-N)
02/02/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/14/17  Senate: Reported from Local Government with amendment (12-Y 1-N)
02/16/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/17/17  Senate: Read third time
02/17/17  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/17/17  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
02/17/17  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/17/17  Senate: Passed Senate with amendment (33-Y 7-N)
02/21/17  House: Placed on Calendar
02/21/17  House: Senate amendment agreed to by House (86-Y 5-N)
02/21/17  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (86-Y 5-N)
02/24/17  House: Enrolled
02/24/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2168ER)
02/24/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/24/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/28/17  House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
02/28/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/24/17  House: Governor's recommendation received by House
03/24/17  House: Governor's substitute printed 17105996D-H1
04/05/17  House: Placed on Calendar
04/05/17  House: Passed by for the day
04/05/17  House: Communicated to Governor
04/05/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 5, 2017
04/26/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 834 (effective 7/1/17)
04/26/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0834)