Motorboat; a locality may, by ordinance, impose annual registration fee. (SB217)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local boat and watercraft registration fees. Permits a locality to assess a registration fee on recreational boats or watercraft in lieu of personal property taxes. The registration fee may not be imposed any more frequently than every three years. For purposes of the amount of the fee (i) privately owned pleasure motorboats (a) under 18 feet and weighing less than five tons and (b) used for recreational purposes only, (ii) all other privately owned pleasure motorboats under 18 feet and weighing less than five tons, (iii) motorboats 18 feet or over and weighing less than five tons, and (iv) motorboats weighing five tons or more shall be separate classifications of property. The payment of a registration fee may be evidenced by the display of a decal. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100363D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Finance
01/17/2010Impact statement from TAX (SB217)
01/19/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB217)
01/26/2010Reported from Finance with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2010Committee substitute printed 10104630D-S1
01/27/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2010Read second time
01/28/2010Reading of substitute waived
01/28/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104630D-S1
01/28/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB217S1
01/29/2010Passed by for the day
02/01/2010Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2010Placed on Calendar
02/08/2010Read first time
02/08/2010Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/24/2010Assigned ACNRsub: #3 Chesapeake
02/25/2010Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
03/05/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB217S1)
03/14/2010Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources