Constitutional amendment; localities to establish either income or financial worth limitations. (HB16)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Constitutional amendment (voter referendum); property exempt from taxation.  Provides for a referendum at the November 2010 election on the approval of a proposed constitutional amendment relating to property exempt from taxation. The proposed amendment allows the General Assembly to authorize localities to establish their own income or financial worth limitations for purposes of granting property tax relief for homeowners not less than 65 years of age or permanently and totally disabled. The Constitution presently requires a showing that the homeowners granted property tax relief bear an extraordinary tax burden on the property in relation to their income or financial worth as provided by the General Assembly by state law. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/11/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100143D
12/11/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB16)
01/14/2010Assigned P & E sub: #1 Constitutional
01/25/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
01/28/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB16)
01/29/2010Reported from Privileges and Elections (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2010Read first time
02/02/2010Read second time and engrossed
02/03/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE(98-Y 0-N)
02/03/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/03/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/23/2010Reported from Privileges and Elections (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2010Read third time
02/26/2010Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB16ER)
03/08/2010Signed by Speaker
03/08/2010Signed by President
03/18/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB16ER)
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 490 (effective - see bill)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0490)


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 55 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB547.