2013 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Committee Approved)

JLARC Review Prior to Port Transfer (language only)

Item 4-5.12 #1h

Item 4-5.12 #1h

Special Conditions And Restrictions On Expenditures
Agreements to Sell, Lease or Transfer Operation of Virginia Port Authority Facilities Prohibited

Page 522, after line 37, insert:
"Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the Commonwealth, or any agency or instrumentality thereof, shall not enter into any agreement for the sale, lease, or operation of any seaport, or any other capital facility under the jurisdiction of the Virginia Port Authority, in Virginia, prior to the completion of a comprehensive study of port operations by the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, or by an agency or third party specifically designated by those Committees.  These restrictions shall continue subsequent to the completion of such study and remain in force until an agreement for such sale, lease, or operation has been subsequently and specifically authorized in the general appropriation act adopted by the General Assembly."

(This amendment prohibits any agreement for the sale, lease, or operation of Virginia's port facilities until a comprehensive study of the port operations has been conducted and the General Assembly explicitly approves such an agreement as evidenced by language included in the general appropriation act.)