Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions include energy-efficient products. (HB1678)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake) with support from 11 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Chuck Caputo (D-Oak Hill), Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst), Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), Del. Chris Saxman (R-Staunton), Del. Steve Shannon (D-Vienna), Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sales tax exemption; energy-efficient products. Provides a sales tax exemption for purchases of certain energy-efficient products with a sales price of $2,500 or less made during the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October of each year. The bill also authorizes dealers to absorb the sales and use tax on all other items sold during the same time period and thereby relieve the purchasers of the obligation to pay such tax. Dealers who absorb such taxes are liable for payment of the same to the Tax Commissioner. Read the Bill »


03/09/2007: signed by governor


12/08/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 070127276
12/08/2006Referred to Committee on Finance
01/10/2007Assigned Finance sub: #2 (Purkey)
01/11/2007Impact statement from TAX (HB1678)
01/18/2007Committee substitute printed 073449276-H1
01/19/2007Read first time
01/22/2007Read second time
01/22/2007Committee substitute agreed to 073449276-H1
01/22/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1678H1
01/23/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (94-Y 0-N)
01/24/2007Communicated to Senate
01/24/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
01/24/2007Referred to Committee on Finance
02/05/2007Impact statement from TAX (HB1678H1)
02/07/2007Committee substitute printed 075910712-S1
02/08/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/08/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2007Read third time
02/09/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/09/2007Committee substitute agreed to 075910712-S1
02/09/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1678S1
02/09/2007Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N)
02/09/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2007Placed on Calendar
02/13/2007Senate substitute agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/13/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1678ER)
02/19/2007Signed by Speaker
02/20/2007Signed by President
02/21/2007Impact statement from TAX (HB1678ER)
03/09/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 176 (effective 7/1/07)
03/14/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0176)