Constitutional amendment; tax exemptions for buildings constructed or designed to conserve energy. (SJ332)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first resolution); property exempt from taxation. Authorizes the General Assembly to directly exempt from property taxes, or to enact legislation that would permit localities to exempt from property taxes, any building constructed of materials or in a manner designed to abate or prevent pollution and to use energy and natural resources efficiently. Read the Bill »


03/09/2009: Passed the General Assembly


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 097772293
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/27/2009Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2009Committee substitute printed 092899293-S1
01/29/2009Reading waived (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2009Read second time
01/30/2009Reading of substitute waived
01/30/2009Committee substitute agreed to 092899293-S1
01/30/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SJ332S1
02/02/2009Read third time
02/02/2009Agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Passed by for the day
02/03/2009Read third time
02/03/2009Agreed to by Senate (37-Y 2-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Placed on Calendar
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/12/2009Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional
02/16/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/20/2009Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Taken up
02/24/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/24/2009Engrossed by House as amended
02/24/2009Agreed to by House with amendments (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009House amendments agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ332ER)
03/09/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
04/01/2009Assigned Chapter 777 (effective 7/1/09)
04/01/2009Assigned Chapter 778 (effective 7/1/09)
04/01/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0778)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.