Legislation # 07-0327 Enactment Number none
Type Resolution Effective Date none
Introduction Date 6/13/2007
Title Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia, Disapproving the Powers Granted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia to the Hampton Roads Transportation Authority Pursuant to the Hampton Roads Transportation Authority Act, Sections 33.1-391.6 et seq. of the Code of Virginia of 1950, as amended.
 
Legislation History 07-0327
DateNotice Of ActionDescription
6/13/2007 Moved to disapprove the powers granted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia to the Hampton Roads Transportation Authority Pursuant to the Hampton Roads Transportation Authority Act, Sections 33.1-391.6 et seq. of the Code of Virginia of 1950, as amended.
6/6/2007 Received By Clerk's Office
 
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Legislation Text 07-0327

 

City of Hampton, Virginia

Resolution

22 Lincoln Street

Hampton, VA 23669

www.hampton.gov

 

File Number: 07-0327

 

Enactment Number: -

 

Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia, Disapproving the Powers Granted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia to the Hampton Roads Transportation Authority Pursuant to the Hampton Roads Transportation Authority Act, Sections 33.1-391.6 et seq. of the Code of Virginia of 1950, as amended.

 

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia has enacted, and the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia has approved, the Hampton Roads Transportation Authority Act, Sections 33.1-391.6 et seq. of Chapter 10.2 of the Code of Virginia of 1950, as amended (the Act);

 

WHEREAS, the Act, which becomes effective July 1, 2007, creates the Hampton Roads Transportation Authority (the Authority) as a body politic and political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia embracing the Counties of Isle of Wight, James City and York and the Cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg;

 

WHEREAS, the voting members of the Authority consist of the chief elected officer of the governing body (or his or her designee, who shall be a current elected officer of such governing body) of the counties and cities embraced by the Authority;

 

WHEREAS, the Act empowers the Authority, among other things to impose or assess certain specified fees and taxes for imposition or assessment by the Authority, including a gasoline sales tax, a real property conveyance grantors tax, a vehicle rental tax, a vehicle safety inspection fee, an initial vehicle registration fee, a sales tax on auto repair labor and an annual vehicle registration fee, in all the counties and cities embraced by the Authority;

 

WHEREAS, the Act provides that the fees and taxes authorized by the Act for imposition and/or assessment by the Authority shall only be imposed and/or assessed by the Authority if (i) at least seven of the twelve governing bodies of the counties and cities embraced by the Authority that include at least fifty-one percent (51%) of the population of the counties and cities embraced by the Authority pass a duly adopted resolution stating their approval of such power of the Authority to impose and/or assess the fees and taxes specified in the Act no later than December 31, 2007, and, thereafter (ii) at least seven of the twelve voting members of the Authority that include at least fifty-one percent (51%) of the population of the counties and cities embraced by the Authority vote in the affirmative to impose and/or assess all of the fees and taxes authorized by the Act for imposition and/or assessment by the Authority in all of the counties and cities embraced by the Authority;

 

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Hampton opposes the imposition of fees and taxes on its citizens as authorized by the Act to pay for transportation projects in the Hampton Roads Region; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia, disapproves of the powers granted to the Authority under the Act to impose and/or assess the fees and taxes authorized by the Act and in the amounts specified therein.

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HAMPTON, VIRGINIA:

 

1. The City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia, hereby disapproves the powers granted to the Authority under the Act to impose and/or assess the fees and taxes authorized thereby and in the amounts specified therein, including a gasoline sales tax, a real property conveyance grantors tax, a vehicle rental tax, a vehicle safety inspection fee, an initial vehicle registration fee, a sales tax on auto repair labor and an annual vehicle registration fee, such fees and taxes constituting all of the fees and taxes authorized by the Act.

 

2. The City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia, hereby recommends to the Authority that it vote in the negative to impose and/or assess all of the fees and taxes authorized by the Act and in the amounts specified therein for imposition and/or assessment by the Authority in all of the counties and cities embraced by the Authority.

 

3. This Resolution shall take effect on June 13, 2007.

 

4. The Clerk of the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia, shall provide a copy of this Resolution to the Clerks of the House of Delegates and the Senate of the Commonwealth of Virginia as soon as practicable after the effective date hereof.

 

Adopted at the regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia held on June 13, 2007.

 

 

 

Signed by ____________________________ Date _________________

Ross A. Kearney, II, Mayor

 

 

 

Attested by ____________________________ Date _________________

Katherine K. Glass

Clerk of the Council