Retail Sales and Use Tax; extends sunset provision for audio and video works. (HB711)

Introduced By

Del. Bill Janis (R-Glen Allen) with support from 11 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News), Del. William Barlow (D-Smithfield), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Bob Hull (D-Falls Church), Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke), Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), Sen. Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville), Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sales and use tax exemption; audio and video works. Removes the sunset (July 1, 2009) from the sales and use tax exemptions for audio and video works. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2008Presented and ordered printed 082217568
01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 082217568
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Finance
01/15/2008Assigned Finance sub: 1
01/28/2008Impact statement from TAX (HB711)
02/07/2008Reported from Finance with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Read second time
02/11/2008Committee amendments agreed to
02/11/2008Engrossed by House as amended HB711E
02/11/2008Printed as engrossed 082217568-E
02/12/2008Read third time and passed House (98-Y 1-N)
02/12/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Communicated to Senate
02/13/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2008Referred to Committee on Finance
02/18/2008Impact statement from TAX (HB711E)
02/26/2008Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-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 (40-Y 0-N)
03/03/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB711ER)
03/03/2008Impact statement from TAX (HB711ER)
03/03/2008Signed by Speaker
03/04/2008Signed by President
03/11/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 545 (effective 7/1/08)
03/17/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0545)


Marty T writes:

It is essential that this current sales tax exemption be extended in order to retain and attract film and other media production, with
its tremendous economic and cultural benefits.

Virginia ITSP Association, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Removes the sunset (July 1, 2009) from the sales and use tax exemptions for audio and video works.