Legislative Report

January 29, 2012

 

It has been a very busy week for our VUHCC lobbyists and In addition to Myles’ comprehensive report below, I wanted to expand upon his comments regarding HB 1265.

 

I have been working closely with our VUHCC lobbyists, Whit Clement and Myles, on two potentially serious mechanic’s lien bills that are before the General Assembly. As previously reported, our VUHCC lobbying team, along with other groups, were successful in killing HB 317. But HB, introduced by a very powerful member of the Assembly (the chairman of the House Finance Committee), also has very serious consequences for many VUHCC members, and the patron has resisted our efforts to make his bill go away.

 

This legislation requires a new filing requirement made to the owner of the property that a lien may be filed against him by an unpaid sub or supplier. The new notice would also have to be recorded at the courthouse 60 days before filing the lien. It would not be possible to file and perfect a lien if these actions were not taken in a timely fashion.

 

VUHCC has had numerous conversations with the patron and have not been successful in finding a mutually acceptable resolution. As a result, we have put together a meeting with the patron, Whit, me, the chief lobbyist for the AGC (who also opposes the bill) and Jack Rephan, a highly-regarded VUHCC/HRUHCA attorney with strong knowledge of Virginia’s lien laws. This meeting is scheduled for February 2nd and will be pivotal in what happens to this legislation.

 

In the meantime as Myles reports below, this bill was approved in a subcommittee hearing last week with only one dissenting vote, despite our testimony opposing it. We will keep you posted on the results of our efforts on this legislation.

 

Mark Singer
Executive Director and Legislative Representative
Virginia Utility & Heavy Contractors Council
1108 E. Main St., Suite 1200
Richmond, VA  23219
ph- 804.346.1020
fx - 804.346.8287
www.vuhcc.org
mark.singer@vuhcc.org

 

 

 

 

Battle Lines in the Senate:

This past week a procedural disagreement paralyzed the state Senate and served as yet another reminder of the potential difficulties that could lie ahead as the 2012 General Assembly session proceeds.  The breakdown occurred over the election of judges, one of the two areas that Lieutenant Governor Bolling can not exercise a vote to break a deadlock in the chamber (the other area is the budget).  Senate Republicans, along with their House Republican colleagues, wanted to vote on reappointing 47 judges, as well confirming two new judges to the bench (former House colleagues Delegate Clay Athey (R-Warren County) and Delegate Bud Phillips (D-Dickinson County).  Senate Democrats had agreed to reappoint the slate of sitting judges, but they made it clear that they would not consider any new judgeships at this point in the session.  The impasse brought the Senate and the General Assembly to a standstill.  The Republicans and Democrats in the Senate accused each other of being “obstructionists” as one sought to blame the other for the standoff.  Towards the end of the week, both chambers ended up agreeing to act on the 47 judges seeking reappointment, while delaying action on any new judicial appointments.

The procedural skirmish over the judges illustrates just how contentious the environment in the Senate has become.  There is very little that can be viewed as routine when it comes to how the chamber will conduct its business.  The disagreement over the judges has absolutely nothing to do with the qualifications of the candidates for the judgeships.  Both former Delegates Athey and Phillips appear to enjoy the enthusiastic support of members from both sides of the aisle and in both chambers.  One must wonder if the procedural train can be derailed over a subject that both parties substantively agree with, what will happen when significant philosophical differences related to certain budget items hit the floor of the Senate.  This latest skirmish provides the strongest evidence yet that finding enough common ground to cobble together a Senate budget may prove to be exceedingly difficult.

Legislation of Interest:

Transportation Funding: 
In what became a very tense meeting of the House Finance Subcommittee, Republicans refused to allow Appropriations Committee Chairman Lacey Putney (I-Bedford) to carry-over his HB 1239.  Delegate Putney’s bill would have increase the sales tax by 1% subject to a statewide referendum.  Half of the proceeds from 
bill ($450 million annually) would be earmarked for maintenance and secondary road construction, with other half of the increase funding education and mental health services.  VUHCC joined other business and industry groups in support of Delegate Putney’s measure.  While it was clear that there was not enough support in the Subcommittee (or in the full Committee) to pass the bill, it was somewhat of a surprise how vehemently Republicans fought against having the bill carried over.  There apparently was a feeling among members of the House Republican leadership that anything short of an outright rejection of the measure could be viewed by some as a willingness to consider a tax increase.  The leadership made the determination that there would be no gray area as to their position related to increases taxes to fund transportation infrastructure needs.  The final disposition of Delegate Putney’s bill (6-4 vote to lay on the table, meaning kill the measure) is likely not a harbinger of positive things to come for some of the other transportation funding bills (including House Transportation Chairman Joe May’s HB 802, which would institute a “pump toll” to raise transportation revenues).       

Project Labor Agreements (PLAs): 
HB 33, which is sponsored by Delegate Barbara Comstock and prohibits state agencies and recipients of state funding from requiring or prohibiting contractors to enter into project labor agreements as a condition of winning state funded contracts, passed out of the General Laws Committee on a 16-6 vote (only one of the Committee’s seven Democratic members supported the bill).  The measure is now on the floor of the House, and is expected to pass with unanimous Republican support early next week.  Meanwhile, the Senate companion for Delegate Comstock’s bill, SB 242 sponsored by Senator Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg) passed out of the Senate General Laws and Technology Committee on a straight party-line vote (8-7).  The bill awaits action by the full Senate this week.  

Mechanics Lien: 
VUHCC has worked closely with Delegate Scott Lingamfelter (R-Prince William County) to secure necessary amendments to HB 928, which allows contractors to obtain a mechanics' lien for site development improvements, while clarifying that common areas are not to be included in the fraction used to calculate allocation of the contract amount to each individual lot.  With the amendments, the measure will allow VUHCC members to better utilize the Mechanics Lien statute. 

VUHCC is also engaged in the proceedings related to HB 1265 sponsored by Delegate Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach).  Delegate Purkey’s measure would require a mechanics' lien claimant to send the property owner written notice of his intent to file a memorandum of lien at least 60 days before filing the lien with the clerk of the court.  This obviously adds yet another step in the already very complex process of securing a mechanics lien.  VUHCC raised concerns regarding this measure and will be meeting with the patron in an effort to secure possible amendments that would address our members’ concerns.  The bill has been approved by the Civil Subcommittee, and will be heard by the full Courts of Justice committee this week.

Bonding Requirements: 
Delegate Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach) is the sponsor of HB 945, which raises the contract amount for which performance and payment bonds are required on transportation related projects that are partially or full funded by the Commonwealth from the current $250,000 threshold to $500,000.  The bill is an effort by VDOT to provide assistance to smaller minority contractors.  VUHCC has met with the patron to outline concerns over the measure (particularly the negative impact on subcontractors and suppliers when a firm defaults).  We will continue to watch this measure closely.

Bid Preference bill: 
This session, a number of bid preference bills have been offered in both chambers and from both sides of the aisle.  These bills include the following:

HB 334 sponsored by Delegate Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach) provides a bid match preference for Virginia business in procurements up to $100,000. The bill allows a Virginia business to match the lowest bid of an out-of-state bidder if the bid of a Virginia business is within 5% or $10,000 of the lowest bid of an out of state bidder.

HB 449 sponsored by Delegate David Toscano (D-Charlottesville), HB 526 sponsored by Delegate Dolores McQuinn (D-Richmond), HB 1145 sponsored by Delegate Beverly Sherwood (R-Frederick County), SB 525 sponsored by Senator Henry Marsh (D-Richmond), and SB 572 sponsored by Delegate Jill Vogel (R-Fauquier County) all allow localities to give a procurement preference for goods, services, and construction produced in the locality or by persons, firms, or corporations having principal places of business in the locality.  Delegate McQuinn and Senator Marsh are also sponsoring companion measures, HB 530  SB 526 which authorize a locality to include in its contracts a provision requiring the contractor to ensure that a specified percentage, not to exceed 20%, of the work under the contract be performed by residents of the locality.

SB 79 sponsored by Senator John Watkins (R-Powhatan County) provides that a Virginia business has an opportunity to match the lowest bid of an out-of-state bidder if the bid of a Virginia business is within 5% or $10,000 of the lowest bid of an out-of-state bidder.

VUHCC has lobbied aggressively against all of these preference bills.  This past week, VUHCC helped lead the effort against these bills in the Senate General Laws and Technology Subcommittee.  The Senate preference bills were defeated in Subcommittee (there is a chance that these bills may be reexamined by the full Committee this coming week).  We will continue to watch these bills closely.  Action on the House preference bills is expected this week.

Overweight Trucks:
Delegate May (R-Loudoun County) is the sponsor of HB 806, which provides a method of assigning cost-based fees predicated on the amount that a vehicle is overweight.  The bill sailed out of Transportation Subcommittee unanimously this week.  The strong vote out of the Subcommittee gives the Chairman’s bill a strong chance to immerge from the full Committee with substantial bi-partisan support.  

Myles Louria 
Director of Government Affairs 
Hunton & Williams LLP 
Riverfront Plaza 
East Tower 
951 East Byrd Street 
Richmond, Virginia 23219 
804-788-7362 (w) 
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Bills

Committee

Last action

Date

HB 11 - Cole - Transportation; bonds for specific project on northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 95.

(H) Committee on Appropriations

(H) Assigned App. sub: Transportation

01/16/12

HB 23 - Cole - Transportation Trust Fund; increases amount of sales and use tax revenue dedicated to Fund. (notes!)

(H) Committee on Finance

(H) Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #1

01/12/12

HB 29 - Putney - Budget Bill.

(H) Committee on Appropriations

(H) Referred to Committee on Appropriations

12/19/11

HB 30 - Putney - Budget Bill.

(H) Committee on Appropriations

(H) Referred to Committee on Appropriations

12/19/11

HB 33 - Comstock - Public procurement; state agency agreements with labor organizations.

(H) Committee on General Laws

(H) Passed by for the day

01/27/12

HB 72 - Bell, Richard P. - Highway work zones; required to be clearly marked with warning signs and flashing lights.

(H) Committee on Appropriations

(H) Assigned App. sub: Transportation

01/26/12

HB 148 - Ransone - Unemployment benefits; each applicant, for eligibility, to provide VEC results of a drug test.

(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(H) Assigned C & L sub: #1

01/17/12

HB 155 - Ware, R.L. - Revenue sharing funds for highways; funds provided to localities are a grant, etc.

(H) Committee on Transportation

(H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table

01/26/12

HB 194 - Lewis - Driver's licenses, commercial; requires DMV to consider applicants' military experience.

(H) Committee on Transportation

(H) Read first time

01/27/12

HB 228 - Habeeb - Income tax, corporate; credit for contracting with small or minority-owned businesses.

(H) Committee on Finance

(H) Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #3

01/12/12

HB 262 - Peace - Transportation Board; increases number of members and adds an urban at-large member.

(H) Committee on Transportation

(H) Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)

01/26/12

HB 317 - Ingram - Mechanics' lien agent; building permit.

(H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(H) Stricken from docket by Courts of Justice

01/23/12

HB 334 - Villanueva - Public Procurement Act; bid match preference for State businesses. (notes!)

(H) Committee on General Laws

(H) Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement

01/13/12

HB 353 - Cox, J.A. - Motor carrier and commercial driver's licensing; amends several licensing laws.

(H) Committee on Transportation

(H) Printed as engrossed 12101896D-E

01/27/12

HB 370 - Pogge - Highway median maintenance; VDOT to enter into agreements with local governments.

(H) Committee on Transportation

(H) Tabled in Transportation

01/19/12

HB 393 - Howell, A.T. - Motor fuels tax; dedicates additional revenue to operation, etc., of transportation system. (notes!)

(H) Committee on Finance

(H) Assigned Finance sub: #2

01/20/12

HB 394 - Howell, A.T. - Handheld personal communications devices; prohibits use while operating motor vehicle, etc.

(H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety

(H) Assigned MPPS sub: #2

01/25/12

HB 404 - Torian - Handheld personal communication devices; prohibits use while driving.

(H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety

(H) Assigned MPPS sub: #2

01/25/12

HB 415 - Watts - Wireless telecommunications device; prohibits using while operating a moving motor vehicle, penalty.

(H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety

(H) Assigned MPPS sub: #2

01/25/12

HB 422 - Watts - Transportation; additional funding by imposing and increasing certain taxes. (notes!)

(H) Committee on Finance

(H) Assigned Finance sub: #2

01/20/12

HB 427 - Bulova - Highway maintenance funds; CTB to allocate funds on basis of achieving level of disparity.

(H) Committee on Appropriations

(H) Assigned App. sub: Transportation

01/26/12

HB 449 - Toscano - Virginia Public Procurement Act; preferences by localities, etc.

(H) Committee on General Laws

(H) Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement

01/13/12

HB 477 - Albo - Interstate Highway System; allocation of funds for maintenance.

(H) Committee on Appropriations

(H) Assigned App. sub: Transportation

01/16/12

HB 497 - Dance - Handheld personal communications devices; prohibits use thereof while operating motor vehicle, etc.

(H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety

(H) Assigned MPPS sub: #2

01/25/12

HB 529 - McQuinn - Virginia Public Procurement Act; preference for local products and firms. (notes!)

(H) Committee on General Laws

(H) Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement

01/27/12

HB 530 - McQuinn - Virginia Public Procurement Act; permissive contract provisions for localities.

(H) Committee on General Laws

(H) Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement

01/27/12

HB 532 - Orrock - Motor vehicles; prohibits operator from engaging in activities that impair operation of vehicle.

(H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety

(H) Assigned MPPS sub: #2

01/25/12

HB 540 - Poindexter - Construction projects; prohibits use of state or local funds if subject to project labor agreement.

(H) Committee on General Laws

(H) Tabled in General Laws

01/24/12

HB 542 - Poindexter - Highway maintenance projects; allows localities to use revenue-sharing funds.

(H) Committee on Transportation

(H) Assigned Transportation sub: #3

01/13/12

HB 575 - Marshall, D.W. - Salem Highway Construction District Transportation Fund; established.

(H) Committee on Appropriations

(H) Assigned App. sub: Transportation

01/16/12

HB 597 - Crockett-Stark - Eminent domain; definitions of lost profits and access. (notes!)

(H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(H) Assigned Courts sub: Civil

01/13/12

HB 625 - LeMunyon - Transportation planning; proposed comprehensive plans in Northern Virginia.

(H) Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns

(H) Assigned CC & T sub: #2

01/17/12

HB 652 - Kory - Handheld personal communications devices; penalty if text messaging and emailing while driving.

(H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety

(H) Assigned MPPS sub: #2

01/25/12

HB 699 - Filler-Corn - Highway maintenance funds; allocation of funds.

(H) Committee on Transportation

(H) Assigned Transportation sub: #4

01/27/12

HB 723 - Yancey - Transportation; funding and administration in various construction districts.

(H) Committee on Appropriations

(H) Assigned App. sub: Transportation

01/16/12

HB 731 - Dudenhefer - Performance guarantees; street construction.

(H) Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns

(H) Assigned CC & T sub: #2

01/17/12

HB 802 - May - Virginia Pump Toll; established. (notes!)

(H) Committee on Finance

(H) Assigned Finance sub: #2

01/20/12

HB 806 - May - Overweight and oversize vehicle permits and fees; provides a method of assigning cost-based fees.

(H) Committee on Transportation

(H) Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)

01/26/12

HB 827 - Marshall, R.G. - Transportation districts; repeals allocation of funds.

(H) Committee on Transportation

(H) Assigned Transportation sub: #4

01/20/12

HB 867 - Rust - Certificates of insurance; no person shall issue those with false or misleading information.

(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(H) Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor

01/11/12

HB 874 - Rust - Handheld personal communications devices; penalty if text messaging and emailing while driving.

(H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety

(H) Assigned MPPS sub: #2

01/25/12

HB 877 - Sickles - Comptroller; assignment of general fund balance remaining at year end.

(H) Committee on Appropriations

(H) Assigned App. sub: Technology Oversight & Government Activities

01/16/12

HB 892 - Alexander - Highway Construction Projects Trust Fund; established. (notes!)

(H) Committee on Finance

(H) Assigned Finance sub: #1

01/20/12

HB 898 - Albo - Highway Maintenance and Operating Fund; for transportation funding. (notes!)

(H) Committee on Finance

(H) Assigned Finance sub: #1

01/20/12

HB 899 - Albo - Retail Sales and Use Tax and motor fuels tax; funds for transportation. (notes!)

(H) Committee on Finance

(H) Assigned Finance sub: #1

01/20/12

HB 909 - Minchew - Highway maintenance and construction; allocation of funds.

(H) Committee on Transportation

(H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table

01/26/12

HB 928 - Lingamfelter - Mechanics' liens; site development improvements. (notes!)

(H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(H) Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)

01/25/12

HB 945 - Villanueva - Virginia Public Procurement Act; performance and payment bonds on transportation-related projects.

(H) Committee on General Laws

(H) Referred to Committee on General Laws

01/11/12

HB 960 - Bell, Robert B. - Certificates of insurance; no person shall issue those with false or misleading information.

(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(H) Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor

01/11/12

HB 983 - Scott, J.M. - Motor fuels tax rate; converts rate from cents per gallon to a percentage rate. (notes!)

(H) Committee on Finance

(H) Assigned Finance sub: #2

01/20/12

HB 1015 - Comstock - Public Procurement Act; bid match preference for State businesses. (notes!)

(H) Committee on General Laws

(H) Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement

01/27/12

HB 1018 - Poindexter - Route 58 Corridor Completion Fund; created. (notes!)

(H) Committee on Appropriations

(H) Assigned App. sub: Transportation

01/18/12

HB 1035 - Joannou - Eminent domain; lost profits and access. (notes!)

(H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(H) Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil

01/17/12

HB 1038 - Keam - Overweight and oversize vehicle permits and fees; provides a method of assigning cost-based fees.

(H) Committee on Transportation

(H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table

01/26/12

HB 1039 - Keam - Highway maintenance payments; increased by Commisioner where traffic volumes exceed certain average.

(H) Committee on Transportation

(H) Assigned Transportation sub: #1

01/20/12

HB 1053 - Anderson - Handheld personal communications devices; penalty if text messaging and emailing while driving.

(H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety

(H) Assigned MPPS sub: #2

01/25/12

HB 1076 - Hugo - Special use permit; land filling activities.

(H) Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns

(H) Assigned CC & T sub: #2

01/20/12

HB 1145 - Sherwood - Virginia Public Procurement Act; preference for local businesses. (notes!)

(H) Committee on General Laws

(H) Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement

01/27/12

HB 1193 - Villanueva - Public procurement; posting by local public bodies of procurement opportunities.

(H) Committee on General Laws

(H) Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement

01/20/12

HB 1195 - Lewis - Vehicle weight limits; increases tandem axle weight limit.

(H) Committee on Transportation

(H) Assigned Transportation sub: #2

01/27/12

HB 1232 - Morrissey - Virginia Public Procurement Act; resident employment and apprenticeship participation, required.

(H) Committee on General Laws

(H) Referred to Committee on General Laws

01/20/12

HB 1239 - Putney - Retail Sales and Use Tax; increased from four percent to five percent, and distribution of revenues. (notes!)

(H) Committee on Finance

(H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table

01/25/12

HB 1241 - Purkey - Motor fuels tax; required to be indexed starting on January 1, 2014. (notes!)

(H) Committee on Finance

(H) Assigned Finance sub: #2

01/24/12

HB 1248 - Lingamfelter - Transportation; provides for construction, operation, maintenance, and funding, report. (notes!)

(H) Committee on Appropriations

(H) Assigned App. sub: Transportation

01/23/12

HB 1265 - Purkey - Mechanics' lien' notice; claimant must send to property owner 60 days before filing.

(H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(H) Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)

01/25/12

HB 1286 - Dudenhefer - Capital projects, local; utility relocation.

(H) Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns

(H) Assigned CC & T sub: #2

01/25/12

HB 1295 - Byron - State mandates; eliminating on local and regional government entities relating to education, etc.

(H) Committee on General Laws

(H) Referred to Committee on General Laws

01/25/12

HJ 71 - Watts - Constitutional amendment; Transportation Funds. (notes!)

(H) Committee on Privileges and Elections

(H) Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

01/10/12

HJ 90 - Comstock - Constitutional amendment; Transportation Funds (first reference). (notes!)

(H) Committee on Privileges and Elections

(H) Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

01/10/12

HJ 137 - Poindexter - Land-disturbing activities; Secretary of Natural Resources to study modification of requirements.

(H) Committee on Rules

(H) Assigned Rules sub: Studies

01/20/12

SB 29 - Colgan - Budget Bill.

(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Referred to Committee on Finance

12/19/11

SB 30 - Colgan - Budget Bill.

(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Referred to Committee on Finance

12/19/11

SB 32 - Locke - Assessments for local improvements, special; adds City of Hampton to localities that may impose.

(S) Committee on Local Government

(S) Referred to Committee on Local Government

12/28/11

SB 47 - Watkins - Certificates of insurance; unfair insurance trade practices.

(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(S) Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)

01/20/12

SB 70 - Stanley - Retail Sales and Use Tax; two-year sales tax moratorium for construction materials & supplies.

(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Referred to Committee on Finance

01/05/12

SB 79 - Watkins - Public Procurement Act; bid match preference for State businesses. (notes!)

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology

(S) Assigned GL&T sub: #2

01/24/12

SB 161 - Petersen - Transportation Board; increases number of membership.

(S) Committee on Transportation

(S) Continued to 2013 in Transportation (15-Y 0-N)

01/25/12

SB 162 - Petersen - Fuels taxes; indexing of tax rates. (notes!)

(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Referred to Committee on Finance

01/10/12

SB 177 - Stuart - Performance guarantees; localities to retain until streets in new development are accepted by State.

(S) Committee on Local Government

(S) Referred to Committee on Local Government

01/10/12

SB 211 - Barker - Comptroller; assignment of general fund balance remaining at year end.

(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Referred to Committee on Finance

01/10/12

SB 213 - Barker - Highway maintenance; allocation of funds by CTB for maintenance of assets within Interstate System.

(S) Committee on Transportation

(S) Continued to 2013 in Transportation (15-Y 0-N)

01/25/12

SB 220 - Black - General fund; assignment of year-end surplus.

(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Referred to Committee on Finance

01/10/12

SB 242 - Obenshain - Public procurement; state agency agreements with labor organizations.

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology

(S) Printed as engrossed 12103122D-E

01/27/12

SB 250 - Obenshain - Small, women-owned, and minority-owned businesses; enhancement or remedial measures.

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology

(S) Read second time and engrossed

01/27/12

SB 260 - Ebbin - Virginia Public Procurement Act; use of best value procurement by certain localities.

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology

(S) Assigned GL&T sub: #2

01/24/12

SB 268 - Norment - Virginia Racing Commission; authorizes wagering on historical horse racing & allocation of proceeds.

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology

(S) Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology

01/10/12

SB 343 - Newman - Motor carrier and commercial driver's licensing; amends several licensing laws.

(S) Committee on Transportation

(S) Referred to Committee on Transportation

01/10/12

SB 407 - Hanger - Erosion & Sediment Control, Stormwater, & Chesapeake Bay Preservation Acts; integration of programs.

(S) Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

(S) Committee substitute printed 12104788D-S1

01/26/12

SB 437 - Obenshain - Eminent domain; definitions of lost profits and access. (notes!)

(S) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

01/11/12

SB 479 - Lucas - Weighing of vehicles; exempts those owned or leased by City of Suffolk.

(S) Committee on Transportation

(S) Continued to 2013 in Transportation (14-Y 0-N)

01/25/12

SB 502 - Saslaw - Motor vehicle emissions inspections; privatizes services now provided by DEQ, etc.

(S) Committee on Transportation

(S) Assigned Trans sub: #1

01/19/12

SB 503 - Saslaw - Motor vehicle fuels sales tax; transfers administration and collection to DMV.

(S) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Rereferred to Courts of Justice

01/24/12

SB 525 - Marsh - Virginia Public Procurement Act; preference for local products and firms. (notes!)

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology

(S) Assigned GL&T sub: #2

01/24/12

SB 526 - Marsh - Virginia Public Procurement Act; permissive contract provisions for localities. (notes!)

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology

(S) Assigned GL&T sub: #2

01/24/12

SB 572 - Vogel - Virginia Public Procurement Act; preference for local businesses. (notes!)

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology

(S) Assigned GL&T sub: #2

01/24/12

SB 589 - Deeds - Virginia Public Procurement Act; resident employment and apprenticeship participation.

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology

(S) Assigned GL&T sub: #2

01/24/12

SB 601 - Saslaw - Public procurement; requirement that American iron, steel, etc., be used in public works projects.

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology

(S) Assigned GL&T sub: #2

01/24/12

SB 631 - Watkins - Motor fuels tax; required to be indexed starting on January 1, 2014. (notes!)

(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Referred to Committee on Finance

01/20/12

SB 639 - Wagner - Transportation; provides for construction, operation, maintenance, and funding, report. (notes!)

(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Rereferred to Finance

01/25/12

SB 651 - McEachin - Women-owned and minority-owned businesses; enhancement measures.

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology

(S) Assigned GL&T sub: #2

01/25/12

SB 679 - Newman - State mandates; eliminates several of those on local and regional government entities.

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology

(S) Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology

01/25/12

SJ 2 - Obenshain - Constitutional amendment; Transportation Funds (first reference).

(S) Committee on Privileges and Elections

(S) Continued to 2013 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N)

01/17/12

SJ 25 - McDougle - Constitutional amendment; right to work (first reference).

(S) Committee on Privileges and Elections

(S) Continued to 2013 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N)

01/17/12

SJ 68 - McWaters - Virginia Department of Transportation; JLARC to study efficiency of Department.

(S) Committee on Rules

(S) Referred to Committee on Rules

01/10/12

SJ 117 - Deeds - Constitutional amendment; taking or damaging of private property for public use (second reference).

(S) Committee on Privileges and Elections

(S) Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

01/19/12