Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions include WaterSense qualified products. (HB1229)

Introduced By

Del. Margi Vanderhye (D-McLean) with support from 17 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Kris Amundson (D-Mount Vernon), Del. Joe Bouchard (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Danny Bowling (D-Oakwood), Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington), Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Al Eisenberg (D-Arlington), Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria), Del. Bobby Mathieson (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Paula Miller (D-Norfolk), Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Shannon Valentine (D-Lynchburg), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton), Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond), Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sales and use tax; energy conservation products tax holiday. Adds WaterSense products and additional Energy Star products to the Energy Star products sales tax exemption and a second four-day period when certain such products are exempt from the sales and use tax. Currently, the Energy Star products tax holiday is during the month of October and this legislation places the second one in April. It also exempts such products that are purchased for business use, not just personal use. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 088395416
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Finance
01/15/2008Assigned Finance sub: 1
01/17/2008Impact statement from TAX (HB1229)
02/04/2008Reported from Finance with substitute (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2008Committee substitute printed 082573672-H1
02/05/2008Read first time
02/06/2008Passed by for the day
02/07/2008Read second time
02/07/2008Committee substitute agreed to 082573672-H1
02/07/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1229H1
02/08/2008Read third time and passed House (96-Y 2-N 1-A)
02/08/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (96-Y 2-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Communicated to Senate
02/11/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2008Referred to Committee on Finance
02/19/2008Impact statement from TAX (HB1229H1)
02/26/2008Reported from Finance (15-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2008Read third time
02/27/2008Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N)
03/03/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1229ER)
03/03/2008Impact statement from TAX (HB1229ER)
03/03/2008Signed by Speaker
03/04/2008Signed by President
03/11/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 554 (effective 7/1/08)
03/17/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0554)