Real estate tax; exemption for elderly and handicapped persons in certain counties and cities. (HB698)

Introduced By

Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News) with support from co-patron Del. Frank Hall (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Real estate tax exemption for the elderly and handicapped. Adds Newport News to the list of localities that may provide real estate tax exemptions to elderly and handicapped persons whose income and net worth do not exceed $62,000 and $350,000, respectively. For most localities, the income and net worth limitations are $50,000 and $200,000, respectively. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087944424
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Finance
01/15/2008Assigned Finance sub: 1
01/15/2008Impact statement from TAX (HB698)
02/04/2008Reported from Finance with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2008Committee substitute printed 082572424-H1
02/05/2008Read first time
02/06/2008Read second time
02/06/2008Committee substitute agreed to 082572424-H1
02/06/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB698H1
02/07/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/07/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2008Communicated to Senate
02/08/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2008Referred to Committee on Finance
02/18/2008Impact statement from TAX (HB698H1)
02/19/2008Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2008Committee substitute printed 082960212-S1
02/20/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008Read third time
02/21/2008Reading of substitute waived
02/21/2008Committee substitute agreed to 082960212-S1
02/21/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB698S1
02/21/2008Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2008Placed on Calendar
02/25/2008Passed by temporarily
02/25/2008Senate substitute agreed to by House 082960212-S1 (95-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N)
02/27/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB698ER)
02/27/2008Signed by Speaker
02/28/2008Signed by President
03/03/2008Impact statement from TAX (HB698ER)
03/04/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 298 (effective 7/1/08)
03/11/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0298)