Constitutional amendment; localities to establish either income or financial worth limitations. (HJ11)

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)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Constitutional amendment (second resolution); property exempt from taxation.  Amends the Constitution of Virginia to allow 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 »

Status

03/08/2010: Passed the General Assembly

History

DateAction
12/11/2009Committee
12/11/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100152D
12/11/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2010Assigned P & E sub: #1 Constitutional
01/25/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
01/29/2010Reported from Privileges and Elections (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2010Taken up
02/02/2010Engrossed by House
02/02/2010Agreed to by House (95-Y 0-N)
02/02/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2010Reading waived
02/03/2010Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/23/2010Reported from Privileges and Elections (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2010Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2010Read third time
02/26/2010Agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2010Enrolled
03/05/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ11ER)
03/05/2010Signed by Speaker
03/08/2010Signed by President
04/13/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0770)
04/14/2010Assigned Chapter 770 (effective 7/1/10)

Video

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 35 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SJ97.

Comments

James writes:

WE need to cut taxes on everyones property. I dont see how this is morally right to require someone who OWNS their land to RENT it back from the state. Please tell me Im not renting my property from the state. If you fail to pay your "RENT" they will take your property and sell it from under you and then if that doesnt pay your "RENT" you owe some more. If you dont think you "RENT" try building something on your own land without permission.

robert legge writes:

How do you propose to fund schools, for example?

DANNY KINDER writes:

PROPERTY TAXES ARE OUT OF LINE, WAY TO HIGH AND IT SEEMS NO ONE CARES. IF I SPENT MY BUDGET LIKE THE GOVERNMENT DOES ID BE BROKE. ITS EASY TO RAISE TAXES, BUT IT TAKES A REALISTIC PERSON TO SAY LETS CUT TAXES. TO MUCH GIVE AWAY, NO ONE HELD RESPONSIBLE, TO MANY GOV. JOBS, I HOPE TAXPAYERS WILL WAKE UP THE GREEDY POLITICIANS WHEN 2O1O COMES AROUND. WE SENT THE MESSAGE LAST ELECTION, TAKE HEED.