Retail Sales & Use Tax; Northern Virginia Transportation Authority authorized to impose. (SB729)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Northern Virginia Transportation Authority; revenues of the Authority. Authorizes the Authority to impose a 0.50 percent retail sales and use tax in the counties and cities embraced by the Authority with the revenues therefrom dedicated to the Authority. The bill provides that if the Authority imposes the retail sales and use tax, then, beginning at such time that the tax is first imposed, the Authority shall no longer be authorized to impose the (i) additional, one-time vehicle registration fee of one percent of the value of the vehicle for vehicles registered in a county or city embraced by the Authority; (ii) five percent sales tax on labor or services charged in the repair of motor vehicles occurring within a county or city embraced by the Authority; or (iii) additional annual $10 vehicle inspection fee for vehicles inspected in a county or city embraced by the Authority. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/18/2008Presented and ordered printed 082904324
01/18/2008Referred to Committee on Finance
02/05/2008Reported from Finance with amendments (11-Y 1-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/06/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB729)
02/07/2008Read second time
02/07/2008Reading of amendments waived
02/07/2008Committee amendments agreed to
02/07/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended SB729E
02/07/2008Printed as engrossed 082904324-E
02/08/2008Read third time and passed Senate (30-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Communicated to House
02/14/2008Placed on Calendar
02/14/2008Read first time
02/14/2008Referred to Committee on Finance
02/15/2008Assigned Finance sub: 1
02/17/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB729E)
02/22/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB729E)
02/25/2008Reported from Finance with amendments (19-Y 1-N)
02/25/2008Referred to Committee on Rules
03/03/2008Reported from Rules with substitute (14-Y 1-N)
03/04/2008Committee substitute printed 082597584-H1
03/04/2008Read second time
03/05/2008Passed by for the day
03/06/2008Read third time
03/06/2008Passed by temporarily
03/06/2008Committee amendments from Finance rejected
03/06/2008Committee substitute from Rules agreed to 082597584-H1
03/06/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB729H1
03/06/2008Passed House with substitute (92-Y 7-N)
03/06/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (92-Y 7-N)
03/06/2008House substitute rejected by Senate (2-Y 35-N)
03/06/2008House insisted on substitute
03/06/2008House requested conference committee
03/06/2008Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2008Conferees appointed by Senate
03/06/2008Senators: Saslaw, Watkins, Whipple
03/06/2008Conferees appointed by House
03/06/2008Delegates: Nixon, Albo, Watts
03/13/2008No further action taken
03/13/2008Failed to pass in Senate


Carson writes:

Help us political newbs out here, where would this tax be applied? To the sale of vehicles? To the sale of gasoline? And, I am reading it correctly that is a half percent sales tax, eh?