Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions include Energy Star qualified products. (SB867)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian) with support from 15 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Sen. Brandon Bell (R-Roanoke), Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-Fairfax), Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites Davis (R-Vienna), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Benny Lambert (D-Richmond), Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton), Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth), Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest), Sen. Jay O'Brien (R-Clifton), Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg), Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell), Sen. Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville), Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria), Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)


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 a four-day period each year in mid-October. 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 »


03/23/2007: signed by governor


01/08/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 077424840
01/08/2007Referred to Committee on Finance
01/21/2007Impact statement from TAX (SB867)
02/05/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/05/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Read second time
02/06/2007Passed by temporarily
02/06/2007Reading of amendments waived
02/06/2007Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2007Reading of amendment waived
02/06/2007Amendment by Senator Saslaw agreed to
02/06/2007Engrossed by Senate as amended SB867E
02/06/2007Printed as engrossed 077424840-E
02/06/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Communicated to House
02/07/2007Placed on Calendar
02/07/2007Read first time
02/07/2007Referred to Committee on Finance
02/09/2007Impact statement from TAX (SB867E)
02/13/2007Read second time
02/14/2007Read third time
02/14/2007Passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB867ER)
02/21/2007Signed by Speaker
02/22/2007Signed by President
03/05/2007Impact statement from TAX (SB867ER)
03/23/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 817 (effective 7/1/07)
04/10/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0817)