Constitutional amendment; exempts real estate taxes for persons 65 or older, and totally disabled. (SJ386)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first resolution); local real estate tax relief. Provides that localities may, by ordinance, exempt, defer, or freeze the real estate taxes of persons 65 or older or permanently and totally disabled regardless of annual income or financial worth. Localities would be directly authorized to pass such ordinances, and the General Assembly would be prohibited from legislating in regard to such matters except that it may define those persons who are permanently and totally disabled. The current real estate tax relief provisions in the Constitution require that the General Assembly pass enabling legislation for local real estate tax relief programs and also require that such programs be limited to persons 65 or older or permanently and totally disabled who bear an extraordinary real estate tax burden in relationship to their income and financial worth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 073164832
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections