Wireless E-911 charges; establishes rate and procedures for collection and remittance by dealers. (SB441)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prepaid wireless E-911 charges; collection by retailers.  Establishes the rate and procedures for the collection and remittance of prepaid wireless E-911 charges by sellers of prepaid wireless service in the Commonwealth. The bill would establish a charge of $0.50 per retail purchase of prepaid wireless services that allow access to the 911 system, with such charge also adjusted proportionately with any change to the wireless E-911 surcharge on postpaid wireless services. The Department of Taxation would be required to establish registration and payment procedures with respect to prepaid wireless E-911 charges that are substantially similar to those applicable to the sales tax. Retail sellers would be allowed to retain a discount of five percent of collected prepaid wireless E-911 charges. The provisions of the bill would apply to retail transactions occurring on or after January 1, 2011. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103812D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/17/2010Impact statement from TAX (SB441)
02/14/2010Impact statement from TAX (SB441)
02/15/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2010Committee substitute printed 10105380D-S1
02/16/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Read second time
02/16/2010Reading of substitute waived
02/16/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105380D-S1
02/16/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB441S1
02/16/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Placed on Calendar
02/17/2010Read first time
02/17/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/19/2010Impact statement from TAX (SB441S1)
03/02/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2010Committee substitute printed 10105471D-H1
03/03/2010Read second time
03/03/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (97-Y 0-N)
03/03/2010VOTE: --- AGREE TO MOTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105471D-H1
03/03/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB441H1
03/03/2010Passed House with substitute (93-Y 1-N 3-A)
03/03/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (93-Y 1-N 3-A) (see vote tally)
03/03/2010House substitute agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2010Title replaced 10105471D-H1
03/05/2010Impact statement from TAX (SB441ER)
03/11/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB441ER)
03/11/2010Signed by Speaker
03/13/2010Signed by President
03/18/2010Impact statement from TAX (SB441ER)
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 466 (effective 1/1/11)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0466)


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: HB754.