Real estate tax; authorizes certain counties & cities to adopt income limit for elderly & disabled. (SB283)

Introduced By

Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elderly and permanently and totally disabled real estate tax relief; the City of Newport News. Authorizes the City of Newport News to adopt a maximum annual income limit of $62,000 and a maximum combined financial worth limit of $350,000 for its elderly and permanently and totally disabled real estate tax relief program. These are the same limits that currently apply for the Cities of Charlottesville, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Richmond, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach and the Counties of Chesterfield, Goochland, and Henrico. The current maximum limits for the City of Newport News are $50,000 for annual income and $200,000 for combined financial worth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080734275
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Finance
01/12/2008Impact statement from TAX (SB283)
01/15/2008Reported from Finance with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2008Read second time
01/17/2008Reading of amendment waived
01/17/2008Committee amendment agreed to
01/17/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended SB283E
01/17/2008Printed as engrossed 080734275-E
01/18/2008Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2008Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2008Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2008Communicated to House
02/11/2008Impact statement from TAX (SB283E)
02/11/2008Placed on Calendar
02/11/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Referred to Committee on Finance
02/12/2008Assigned Finance sub: 1
02/18/2008Reported from Finance with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2008Committee substitute printed 082587672-H1
02/19/2008Read second time
02/20/2008Read third time
02/20/2008Committee substitute agreed to 082587672-H1
02/20/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB283H1
02/20/2008Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/20/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/22/2008House substitute rejected by Senate (3-Y 37-N)
02/26/2008House insisted on substitute
02/26/2008House requested conference committee
02/28/2008Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N)
02/28/2008Conferees appointed by Senate
02/28/2008Senators: Miller, J.C., Lucas, Whipple
02/29/2008Conferees appointed by House
02/29/2008Delegates: Loupassi, Purkey, Watts
03/05/2008Conference substitute printed 082600275-S1
03/05/2008Reading of conference report waived
03/05/2008Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008Conference report agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N)
03/08/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB283ER)
03/08/2008Signed by Speaker
03/10/2008Impact statement from TAX (SB283ER)
03/11/2008Signed by President
03/12/2008Signed by Speaker
03/12/2008Signed by President
03/27/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 695 (effective 7/1/08)


This bill mentions Chesapeake, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Newport News, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, Henrico, Richmond, Goochland, Goochland, Charlottesville, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Stafford, Stafford, Fauquier, Prince William, Manassas, Manassas Park, Alexandria, Fairfax, Arlington, Falls Church, Arlington, Loudoun, Clarke.