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Sub HB 3202 - Funding for Statewide Transportation Projects - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (61-37) - (Key vote)

Title: Funding for Statewide Transportation Projects

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that allocates funds for transportation projects and establishes local authorities responsible for developing and implementing transportation plans.

Highlights:
-Amends comprehensive transportation and development plan, which includes [sec.1 (15.2-2223.1)(B)]:
    -pedestrian-friendly road designs -new local streets that connect with existing streets and roads -preservation of natural areas -requirements for storm water management
-Grants localities the power to impose impact fees to offset costs related to residential development [sec. 1 (15.2-2329)(A)]. -Establishes criteria for creating urban transportation service districts in counties with a population of more than 90,000 and where there is at least one residential unit per acre of land [sec. 1 (15.2-2403.1)(A)]. -Allocates $50 million in bond proceeds annually to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) [sec.1 (15.2-4838.1)(A)]. -Allocates $30 million annually in bond proceeds to the Virginia Railway Express [sec.1 (15.2-4838.1)(B)]. -Creates Joint Commission on Transportation Accountability Act that is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the funding for transporation projects and hiring consultants and advisers [sec. 1 (30-280) (1-4)]. -Creates the Hampton Roads Transportation Authority Act, to collect tolls to fund new construction and improve the quality of existing strutures [sec. 1 (33.1-391.6)]. - Imposes "civil remedial fees" on Virginia residents convicted of certain traffic offenses, in addition to any other fees or costs imposed as a result of the violation. The fees are:
    - $750 over three years for driving with a suspended license. - $1050 over three years for reckless driving. - $2250 over three years for driving while intoxicated. - $900 over three years for "any other misdemeanor conviction for a driving and/or motor vehicle-related violation... ." - $3000 over three yearsfor "any felonly conviction for a driving and/or motor vehicle-related offense... [sec. 1 (46.2-206.1)]."
- Provides that the civil remidial fees shall be assessed for a conviction under "substantially similar laws of any locality, territory, other state, or of the United States [sec. 1 (46.2-206.1)]." - Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to impose an additional fee upon drivers whose record shows greater than eight demerit points of $100 plus $75 per point in excess of eight points (not to exceed $700) [sec. 1 (46.2-206.1)]. -Raises taxation rate from 16.5 cents to 17.5 cents on gasoline, gasohol, diesel fuel, and blended fuel: [sec. 1 (58.1-2217)(B) & (58.1-2249)(A)]. -Establishes an additional $100 fee for first-time driver's license registration [sec.1 (46.2-332)(B)]. -Authorizes local governments to declare their areas "regional transportation tax districts" and to raise commercial real estate property taxes at 0.25% of the "fair market value" [sec. 1 (58.1-3221.2)(A)].
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NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Funding for Statewide Transportation Projects

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