Motion picture film production; provides income tax credits to any company with qualifying expenses. (HB861)

Introduced By

Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Motion picture film production tax credits.  Provides income tax credits to any motion picture production company with qualifying expenses of at least $250,000 with respect to a film production in the Commonwealth, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2010. Total credits allowed for any biennium cannot exceed $10 million. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103579D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Finance
01/19/2010Assigned Finance sub: #3
01/25/2010Assigned Finance sub: #3
01/29/2010Impact statement from TAX (HB861)
02/09/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 0-N)
02/10/2010Reported from Finance with substitute (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2010Committee substitute printed 10104694D-H1
02/10/2010Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/11/2010Assigned App. sub: Economic Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources
02/12/2010Impact statement from TAX (HB861H1)
02/16/2010Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Committee substitute printed 10105414D-H2
02/18/2010Read first time
02/19/2010Read second time
02/19/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (95-Y 0-N)
02/19/2010VOTE: --- AGREE TO (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2010Committee substitute from Finance rejected 10104694D-H1
02/19/2010Committee substitute from Appropriations agreed to 10105414D-H2
02/19/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB861H2
02/19/2010Passed House (77-Y 18-N)
02/19/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (77-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/22/2010Referred to Committee on Finance
02/22/2010Impact statement from TAX (HB861H2)
03/02/2010Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2010Committee substitute printed 10105763D-S1
03/03/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (2-Y 93-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2010Senators:Lucas, Whipple, Hanger
03/03/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2010Read third time
03/03/2010Reading of substitute waived
03/03/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105763D-S1
03/03/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB861S1
03/03/2010Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2010Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2010Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2010Senate substitute rejected by House 10105763D-S1 (2-Y 93-N)
03/03/2010VOTE: --- REJECTED (2-Y 93-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2010Senate insisted on substitute (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2010Senate requested conference committee
03/03/2010House acceded to request
03/03/2010Conferees appointed by House
03/03/2010Delegates: Cline, Cox, M.K., McClellan
03/03/2010Conferees appointed by Senate
03/03/2010Senators: Lucas, Whipple, Hanger
03/08/2010Conference substitute printed 10105927D-H3
03/08/2010Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010Conference report agreed to by House (79-Y 17-N 1-A)
03/08/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (79-Y 17-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/13/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB861ER)
03/13/2010Signed by Speaker
03/15/2010Signed by President
03/18/2010Impact statement from TAX (HB861ER)
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 419 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0419)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB257.