Constitutional amendment; exempts certain homeowners from taxation (voter referendum). (HB11)

Introduced By

Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield) with support from 45 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Ward Armstrong (D-Martinsville), Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News), Del. William Barlow (D-Smithfield), Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. Joe Bouchard (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington), Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Del. Al Eisenberg (D-Arlington), Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Algie Howell (D-Norfolk), Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Bob Hull (D-Falls Church), Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Bill Janis (R-Glen Allen), Del. Joseph Johnson (D-Abingdon), Del. Dwight Jones (D-Richmond), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Matt Lohr (R-Harrisonburg), Del. Bobby Mathieson (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Joe May (R-Leesburg), Del. Ken Melvin (D-Portsmouth), Del. Paula Miller (D-Norfolk), Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria), Del. Paul Nichols (D-Woodbridge), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), Del. Margi Vanderhye (D-McLean), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Constitutional amendment (voter referendum); property exempt from taxation. Provides for a referendum at the November 2009 election on approval of a proposed constitutional amendment relating to property tax exemptions. The proposed amendment authorizes the General Assembly to enact legislation that will allow localities by ordinance to exempt or partially exempt from real property taxes, or defer real property taxes on, up to 20 percent of the value of residential or farm property that is the owner-occupant's primary dwelling and lived in continuously. If approved by the voters, the amendment will take effect January 1, 2010. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/26/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087616404
11/26/2007Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/11/2008Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional
01/14/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB11)
01/25/2008Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2008Committee substitute printed 087679404-H1
01/28/2008Read first time
01/29/2008Read second time
01/29/2008Pending question ordered
01/29/2008Committee substitute agreed to 087679404-H1
01/29/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB11H1
01/30/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/30/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2008Communicated to Senate
01/30/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB11H1)
01/31/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2008Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/19/2008Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (14-Y 1-N)
02/21/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/2008Passed by for the day
02/25/2008Read third time
02/25/2008Reading of amendment waived
02/25/2008Committee amendment agreed to
02/25/2008Motion to recommit to committee agreed to (21-Y 19-N)
02/25/2008Recommitted to Privileges and Elections
02/25/2008Pursuant to Senate Rule 20(f)
02/25/2008Continued to 2009 in Privileges and Elections


carson martin writes:

it is pretty bad that citizens who have lived here their entire lives (born and raised) are continually paying higher taxes to accomondate the people that cotinually move here! A DEFERAL IS A JOKE!Give the citizens a real bill, give life long residents a break!!!!!

Lisa writes:

What is the definition of "lived in continuously" (how many years). And since you receive the same services why, due to a length of time, should you pay less.