Real estate tax; localities to tax certain energy-efficient buildings. (SB1051)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (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


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 074392728
01/09/2007Referred to Committee on Finance
01/25/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/26/2007Read second time
01/26/2007Committee amendment rejected
01/26/2007Reading of amendment waived
01/26/2007Amendment by Senator Edwards agreed to
01/26/2007Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1051E
01/26/2007Printed as engrossed 074392728-E
01/29/2007Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
01/29/2007Communicated to House
02/05/2007Placed on Calendar
02/05/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Referred to Committee on Finance
02/06/2007Impact statement from TAX (SB1051)
02/06/2007Impact statement from TAX (SB1051E)
02/12/2007Reported from Finance with substitute (13-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2007Committee substitute printed 073495540-H1
02/13/2007Read second time
02/14/2007Read third time
02/14/2007Committee substitute agreed to 073495540-H1
02/14/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1051H1
02/14/2007Passed House with substitute (62-Y 32-N)
02/14/2007VOTE: PASSAGE (62-Y 32-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2007Passed by temporarily
02/16/2007House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/16/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1051ER)
02/23/2007Signed by Speaker
02/24/2007Signed by President
02/26/2007Impact statement from TAX (SB1051ER)
03/13/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 354 (effective 7/1/07)
03/21/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0354)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2618.