Real estate tax; localities to tax certain energy-efficient buildings. (HB2618)

Introduced By

Del. Bill Fralin (R-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Classification of real property; energy-efficient buildings. Permits localities to tax certain energy-efficient buildings, not including the land on which they are located, at a lower tax rate than that imposed on the general class of real property by creating a separate classification for taxation purposes. An energy-efficient building is any building that has received a rating of "certified" or better by the U.S. Green Building Council pursuant to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System. Read the Bill »


03/13/2007: signed by governor


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 074621538
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Finance
01/13/2007Impact statement from TAX (HB2618)
01/18/2007Assigned Finance sub: #2 (Ware, R.L.)
01/31/2007Reported from Finance with amendment (14-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2007Read first time
02/03/2007Passed by for the day
02/05/2007Read second time
02/05/2007Committee amendment agreed to
02/05/2007Engrossed by House as amended HB2618E
02/05/2007Printed as engrossed 074621538-E
02/06/2007Read third time and passed House (86-Y 12-N)
02/06/2007Communicated to Senate
02/07/2007Impact statement from TAX (HB2618E)
02/07/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2007Referred to Committee on Finance
02/15/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N)
02/15/2007VOTE: (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2007Read third time
02/16/2007Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
02/16/2007VOTE: (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2007Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/16/2007Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/16/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2618ER)
02/24/2007Signed by Speaker
02/26/2007Impact statement from TAX (HB2618ER)
02/26/2007Signed by President
03/13/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 328 (effective 7/1/07)
03/21/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0328)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1051.