2019 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1700 (Committee Approved)

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Sustainability of Transportation Funding (language only)

Item 433 #2h

Item 433 #2h

Secretary of Transportation


Page 454, after line 46, insert:

"K. It is the intent of the General Assembly that the Secretary of Transportation and the Commonwealth Transportation Board shall direct the Virginia Department of Transportation to establish a working group which shall evaluate (i) the impact of increased fuel efficiency and increased use of hybrid and electric vehicles on transportation revenues, and (ii) potential options to provide a sustainable funding stream for transportation infrastructure.  The working group shall include, at a minimum, representatives of local government associations, the regional transportation authorities, the trucking industry, the motor dealer industry and the motor fuels industries.  The Secretary shall provide a report of the group's findings to the Chairmen of the House and Senate Transportation Committees and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees no later than December 10, 2019."


(This amendment directs the Department of Transportation and the Secretary of Transportation to establish a work group to begin consideration of the long-term viability of the motor fuels tax.)