Transient occupancy tax; adds representatives of lodging properties to local tourism organizations. (HB2502)

Introduced By

Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Transient occupancy tax. Adds representatives of lodging properties to those local tourism organizations with whom counties consult prior to determining what tourism-related expenditures to make with the revenue from the additional three percent transient occupancy tax available to some counties (all counties may impose a two percent tax). The bill also expands the list of considerations regarding a proposed expenditure to include whether such expenditure will increase occupancy of lodging properties. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/15/2009Presented and ordered printed 092591686
01/15/2009Referred to Committee on Finance
01/19/2009Impact statement from TAX (HB2502)
01/20/2009Assigned Finance sub: 2
01/21/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting
01/26/2009Reported from Finance (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2009Read first time
01/28/2009Read second time and engrossed
01/29/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/29/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2009Referred to Committee on Finance
02/06/2009Impact statement from TAX (HB2502)
02/10/2009Reported from Finance with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2009Read third time
02/12/2009Reading of amendment waived
02/12/2009Committee amendment agreed to
02/12/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/12/2009Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/16/2009Passed by for the day
02/17/2009Senate amendment agreed to by House (93-Y 3-N)
02/17/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (93-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2502ER)
02/18/2009Signed by Speaker
02/18/2009Signed by President
02/19/2009Impact statement from TAX (HB2502ER)
02/25/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 116 (effective 7/1/09)
02/25/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0116)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.