Transient occupancy tax; used for advertising Historic Triangle area. (SB770)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Transient occupancy tax for the Historic Triangle area. Makes changes to the Williamsburg Area Destination Marketing Committee, which is responsible for administering the local transient occupancy tax for the Historic Triangle area. The bill also would provide for the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance to serve as the fiscal agent for the Committee. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/18/2008Presented and ordered printed 082909284
01/18/2008Referred to Committee on Finance
01/28/2008Impact statement from TAX (SB770)
02/06/2008Reported from Finance with amendments (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Read second time
02/08/2008Reading of amendments waived
02/08/2008Committee amendments agreed to
02/08/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended SB770E
02/08/2008Printed as engrossed 082909284-E
02/08/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Communicated to House
02/13/2008Placed on Calendar
02/13/2008Read first time
02/13/2008Referred to Committee on Finance
02/13/2008Assigned Finance sub: 1
02/19/2008Impact statement from TAX (SB770E)
02/25/2008Reported from Finance with substitute (20-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Committee substitute printed 082588672-H1
02/26/2008Read second time
02/27/2008Read third time
02/27/2008Committee substitute agreed to 082588672-H1
02/27/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB770H1
02/27/2008Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/27/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/29/2008Passed by for the day
03/03/2008House substitute rejected by Senate (8-Y 31-N)
03/04/2008House insisted on substitute
03/04/2008House requested conference committee
03/05/2008Senate acceded to request (37-Y 2-N)
03/05/2008Conferees appointed by Senate
03/05/2008Senators: Norment, Stolle, Whipple
03/06/2008Conferees appointed by House
03/06/2008Delegates: Orrock, Cole, Barlow
03/08/2008Conference substitute printed 082972284-S1
03/08/2008Conference report agreed to by House (78-Y 12-N)
03/08/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (78-Y 12-N)
03/08/2008Reading of conference report waived
03/08/2008Conference report agreed to by Senate (35-Y 3-N)
03/24/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB770ER)
03/24/2008Signed by Speaker
03/26/2008Signed by President
04/11/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 839 (effective 7/1/08)


This bill mentions Busch Gardens Europe, Williamsburg, Williamsburg, James City, Chesterfield, Henrico, Richmond, Hanover, Triangle.