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Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (64-34) -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (21-18) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (23-17) - (Key vote)

Title: Funding for Statewide Transportation Projects

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

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

Highlights:
- Creates a regional transportation authority [sec. 1 (15.2-4841)]:
    -Prepares regional transportation plan for counties and cities included in the authority -Exercises ability to acquire land by purchase, lease, or gift and provide transportation facilities for use in connection with any transportation service -Exercises general oversight of regional programs involving mass transit or congestion -Exercises ability to plan in the long-term on a financially constrained and unconstrained basis.
- Creates the Hampton Roads Transportation Authority Act to collect tolls for new or improved highways, bridges, tunnels, and transportation facilities [sec. 1 (33.1-391.6)]. - Generates additional revenue for transportation projects by imposing a range of civil fees on individuals convicted of certain driving misdemeanors and felonies, including individuals convicted of driving on a suspended license and driving while intoxicated [sec. 1 (46.2-206.1)(A-C)]. - Calls for assessment of one-time, $150 motor vehicle registration fee [sec. 1 (46.2-755.4)(A)]. - Raises taxes on diesel and alternative fuels 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)].
Note:

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 (Senate) -

Title: Funding for Statewide Transportation Projects

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